Tanya Huff may have left Nova Scotia at three, and has lived most of her life since in Ontario, but she still considers herself a Maritimer. On the way to the idyllic rural existence she shares with her partner Fiona Patton, six cats, and a chihuahua, she acquired a degree in Radio and Television Arts from Ryerson Polytechnican education she was happy to finally use while writing her recentSmoke novels. Of her previous twenty-three books, the fiveBlood Price, Blood Trail, Blood Lines, Blood Pact, Blood Debtfeaturing Henry Fitzroy, bastard son of Henry VIII, romance writer, and vampire are among the most popular. Tanya can be contacted via her website,
Winner of the 2013 Aurora Award!
From the author of the bestselling Blood books, a brilliant new tale of shape-changers, mages, soothsayers,and a power-mad emperor.
The Empire has declared war on the small, were-ruled kingdom of Aydori, capturing five women of the Mage-Pack, including the wife of the were Pack-leader. With the Pack off defending the border, it falls to Mirian Maylin and Tomas Hagenshe a low-level mage, he younger brother to the Pack-leaderto save them. Together the two set out on the kidnappers trail, racing into the heart of enemy territory. But with every step the odds against their survival, let alone their success, grow steeper...