(From the publisher):
It has been five years since the insects last swarmed in the Fourlands. Their insatiable hunger left countless dead and the land devestated. Reconstruction proceeds under the watchful eyes of the immortal Circle but, increasingly, many are findind its pace too slow.
For Jant, the Emperor's winged messenger, events are moving ever faster. A brilliant newcomer has joined the Circle, displacing him from his rightful position as center of attention.He thinks his wife may be having an affair with the world's strongest man, and an inhabited island has been discovered three months' sail from the Fourlands (which is obviously impossible).
It's worse, the Emperor has commanded that Jant join the small group of immortals who will travel as an embassy to the new land. Just perfect for a man terrified of ships and the sea. And he increasingly suspects that he's a pawn in an ancient political game.
It'd be enought to drive anyone to drugs...
Original title: No Present Like Time
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Saga, Myth, and Legend