The archangel Majelin has been imprisoned and tortured in the underworld of Sherinias’ domain for five centuries. Eventually, his light will die and he will fall to the darkness. Whispers of a tar’merin travelling with Kayos have reached Airedene, the Sacred City of Angels, giving Sarmalin hope that her husband might be saved, and she goes to plead with the Demon Lord.
T. C. Southwell was born in Sri Lanka and moved to the Seychelles when she was a baby. She spent her formative years exploring the islands – mostly alone. Naturally, her imagination flourished and she developed a keen love of other worlds. The family travelled through Europe and Africa and, after the death of her father, settled in South Africa.
T. C. Southwell has written over thirty fantasy and science fiction novels, as well as five screenplays. Her hobbies include motorcycling, horse riding and art, and she is now a full-time writer.
Books by TC Southwell
A dangerously unpredictable, pitiless, cold-hearted and angry young assassin stalks the streets of Jondar. He is able to achieve, unseen, assassinations others deem impossible… He is the Master of the Dance, and many would like to see him dead.
Imprisoned and condemned, the Queen’s Blade has no choice but to accept his fate and partake in the deadly duel with the Master of the Dance. The Regent’s life is in danger and more Cotti Princes must die. Blade’s renowned skills are tested to their limits and his web of deceit and lies is challenged ...
The Queen’s Blade vanished fifteen years ago, and plotting Cotti Princes threaten the three kingdoms’ peace again. Only the invisible assassin can save the child Queen, but first he must become a Sacred Knight of the Veil, an office he scorns.
During Jondar’s last days, as two armies converge on the ill-fated city, the Queen’s Blade faces a challenge for his title of Master of the Dance. The young Queen Minna-Satu gets ready to make the ultimate sacrifice to save her kingdom – by putting the daughter of a Cotti King on the Jashimari throne.
Without the laws that govern life, the broken world falls deeper into madness, and the son Talsy bears Chanter is an abomination, able to use his stunted powers to kill. The young Mujar roams the lawless land, blinded by golden fire. He is the world’s last hope.
Unless the Staff of Law is restored, the broken world will descend into chaos. Knowing that the world is doomed, since the Staff of Law’s pieces are lost, Chanter creates a safe haven for the Chosen. Talsy persuades him to take her with on his quest to find the staff’s pieces, but what good will it do even if they succeed?
At war with the land itself, men have survived by paving their streets and surrounding their cities with dried Earthblood. They have thus enraged the souls, and only the chosen are safe under Chanter’s protection. The Black Riders continue their deadly march across the land, killing all Truemen they come across.
The immortal Mujar seem to have no purpose, not using their powers for good or evil. The Black Riders, mounted warriors, seem bent on destroying every human, but no one knows why or where they come from. Using her father’s knowledge, Talsy traps the Mujar with gold, which has a strange effect on his kind.
To save Rayne from the empty existence her empathy has condemned her to, shunned by all who fear her power, the Shrike has married her. He’s shared some of his secrets with and revealed his face to her, and some would do anything to know what she does.