Kazran is a pursuer, a member of an ancient bounty-hunting order. Wielding the magics of the mythical Court of Crows, he has lived a life dedicated to bringing justice to the wronged, without fear or favour.
But when circumstance forces him to accept commission from a notorious crime lord, Kazran becomes entangled in a web of deception and betrayal. As he scours Frostgrave's ruins in search of a young woman and her stolen magical treasure, he finds more questions than answers. Who is she? What exactly did she steal? Why did she run? And just where does Kazran's mysterious benefactor stand on the matter?
In the end, the greatest question remains - does justice have any place in the Frozen City?
When the young Matthew Ward wasn't reading of strange worlds in the works of C S Lewis, Tolkien and Douglas Hill, he was watching adventure and mystery in Doctor Who and Richard Carpenter's excellent Robin of Sherwood series. Now a grown up (by some measures, at least), he firmly believe that there's not enough magic in the world, and writes stories to entertain anyone who feels the same way. He lives near Nottingham with his extremely patient wife, and three attention-seeking cats.