Fourth of the thrilling fantasy adventure series set on the Dark World, where society is ranked according to its colour clan and the most precious commodity is light.
Tal and Milla are no longer alone in their quest. They have been joined by the rebel Underfolk led by Crow, Tal's old foe. But now they must all work together to discover the secrets of the Castle and the Dark World they all inhabit before it is too late.
The darkness is growing deeper. The shadows are growing stronger. And Tal and Milla are in greater danger than ever before...
Garth Nix was born in 1963 in Melbourne, Australia, to the sound of the Salvation Army band outside playing'Hail the Conquering Hero Comes' or possibly'Roll Out the Barrel'. Garth left Melbourne at an early age for Canberra (the federal capital) and stayed there till he was nineteen, when he left to drive around the UK in a beat-up Austin with a boot full of books and a Silver-Reed typewriter. He is now an award-winning author and one of the most influential names in contemporary fantasy.