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The Royal Vispasian Union monarchies have been bound together for 200 years by laws enforced by the powerful Sun Chamber. Nations have flourished, but corruption, deprivation and murder will always find a way. Following his father's death, Sun Chamber Officer Lucan Drakenfeld is called home to Tryum and rapidly embroiled in a mystifying case. The King's sister has been found murdered, her body in a locked temple. Drakenfeld must separate superstition from certainty. The case makes him a target, as Tryum's underworld gangs focus on this new threat to their power. Embarking on the biggest investigation of his career, Drakenfeld soon realizes the evidence is leading him toward a motive that could bring darkness to the whole continent. The fate of the nations is in his hands.

429 pages, Paperback

First published October 1, 2013

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Mark Charan Newton

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Mark Charan Newton was born in 1981, and holds a degree in Environmental Science. After working in bookselling, he moved into editorial positions at imprints covering film and media tie-in fiction, and later, science fiction and fantasy. He currently lives and works in Nottingham. His major label debut is Nights of Villjamur, which is published by Tor UK (Pan Macmillan) and Bantam Spectra (Random House).

"Newton combines strange and vivid creations with very real and pressing concerns with estimable commitment and passion." — China Miéville on City of Ruin.

"This is fantasy with vast scope and ambition... a complex, eldritch vision" — The Guardian on Nights of Villjamur.

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