Abducted by priest-mages, altered in mind and body, Tiger is forced to acknowledge that he possesses his own special brand of magic. A personal magic which carries its own price: Tiger will have only ten or twelve more years to live. But as Tiger and el struggle to escape, Tiger's long-dormant power begins to manifest. He falls victim to visions he cannot dismiss, dreams of a dead woman luring him into the crystal sands of the Punja, the South's deadliest desert. "Find me," she bids him, "and take up the sword."
Initially Tiger rebels, refusing the siren song of his dreams. But at last, helpless to deny the compulsion in his own blood, Tiger must accept his magic and his fate. Yet can he avoid paying the terrible price that they threaten to extract?
Original title: Sword-Sworn: The Final Novel of Tiger and Del
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Sword and Sorcery