'there is nothing noble in what you've done, Dirk. You simply set out to get even with Belagren and Antonov and decided to bring the whole world along for the ride.'Marked as a traitor by his own people and distrusted by his new allies, Dirk Provin walks a dangerous tightrope as he tries to find a way to expose the truth about the second sun. Will the darkness finally consume Ranadon? Or will his by now countless enemies consume him?In Dhevyn, Alenor remains angry over Kirsh's continuing affair with Marqel, and embarks on a course of action that could cause the deaths of those she needs most. Walking the path of moderation may not be the most astute move she has made.And in the Baenlands, tia Veran is convinced Dirk has betrayed them, and sets out to do something about it ... (Sourced from publisher's website.)
Epigraph: 'Tis all a Chequer-board of Nights and Days
Where Destiny with Men for Pieces plays.....
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
(translation by Edward J. Fitzgerald, 1859)