It is nine months after the end of the previous book. Many noble allies have come to the Ninefold Forest for a Feast in honour of General Rudolfo’s first-born child.
Jin Li Tam, his wife and mother of his heir, lies in child bed. As the feast begins, the doors of the hall fly open and invisible assassins begin attacking. All of Rudolpho’s noble guests are slain, including Hanric, the Marsh Queen s Shadow. And on the Keeper s gate, which guards the named Lands from the Churning Waste, a strange figure appears, with a message for Petronus, the Hidden Pope. Thus begins the second movement of the Psalms of Isaak, Canticle
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