Hidden behind the holy robes of the Red Order, the shadow of the Dark Faith has returned. As it spreads with political cunning and preternatural power, war threatens to engulf the nations of Aeld Gowan.
Meanwhile, Morumus and Oethur have narrowly escaped the Red Order and found refuge at Urras Monastery. With them is Urien, a young woman rescued from the clutches of the Mother. She alone can read the Bone Codex, an ancient book holding dark secrets. But even as she struggles to unlock the haunting text, the Red Order sets in motion plans to eliminate her protectors and to reclaim her...
"... Historic fantasy at its best... Montgomery writes fantasy like he's been there, fantasy that may be more intensely relevant to current realities than it first appears. An imaginative warning against the relentless scheme of the enemy to erode truth and leave a barren hulk in its wake."
- Douglas Bond, author of The Betrayal, The Thunder