(From the publisher):
The Tyranny of the Night begins a new fantasy epic from the creator of the Black Company and the Dread Empire, rich as history and deep as the night sky. This is the world of the Instrumentalities of the Night, where imps, demons, and dark gods rule in the spaces surrounding upstart humanity. At the edges of the world stand walls of ice which push slowly forward to reclaim the land for the night . . . and at the world's center are the Wells of Ihrain, the source of the greatest magics. Around them is a holy land, birthplace of two great religions, and over the last century the Patriarchs of the West have demanded crusades to claim the Wells from the Pramans, the followers of the Written. Now an uneasy truce extends between the Pramans and the West, waiting for a spark to start the conflict anew.
Original title: The Tyranny of the Night
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Secondary Worlds→ Military