The chief matriarch is dying. Drawing her last breath, she declares a contest: let fate decide the one worthy to rule. Fifty souls are summoned in the night; fifty souls bound to the same fate. But this is no ordinary trial… And so begins the first task.

A superb genre-spanning mix of supernatural, historical fantasy, action, and folk-tale, this gripping book is the first in an epic trilogy from award winner Alexis Deacon. Spellbinding, philosophical and beautifully illustrated, this is a story about strength, power and the true nature of the world.

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