Traitor ... or hero?
This is the tale of Lorn Askarian.
Some say he brought the kingdom to the brink of destruction, taking advantage of a dying king and an unpopular queen to strike against his enemies, heedless of the danger posed by a growing rebellion.
Others claim he saved the kingdom, following the orders of a king who had him falsely imprisoned, heedless of the personal cost, and loyal to the last - fighting against desperate odds on the political and physical battlefields alike.
Whatever the truth, whatever you choose to believe, this is his story.
'Pierre Pevel writes fantasy novels of depth and style' SciFi Now
Pierre Pevel, born in 1968, is one of the foremost writers of French fantasy today. He was awarded the Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire in 2002 and the Prix Imaginales in 2005, both for best novel, and THE CARDINAL'S BLADES was voted the best fantasy novel of 2009. Pierre Pevel has also worked as a translator, on the James Bond franchise. Tom Clegg is an award-winning translator and expert on the Science Fiction and Fantasy genres. He lives and works in Paris.