(From the publisher):
In the western skies, the brilliant emerald trail of the Visitor descends like a portent of annihilation.
On the continent of Jacuruku, the Thaumaturgs are on the move, their intention to tame the wild jungle that is their neighbour. But Himatan is no ordinary wilderness. Both of the spirit-realm and of the earth, it is ruled by an entity called the Queen of Witches by some, the goddess Ardata by others.
Life under Thaumaturg rule is all Saeng has known, but the voices she hears are those of her country's ancient past. As the magicians begin their invasion of Himatan, the voices strengthen, urging her to embark on a desperate mission.
To the south, the desert tribes have united under a foreign war leader, a mail-clad veteran known as the Grey Ghost. And he will lead these tribes on a raid like no other, deep into the heart of Thaumaturg lands.
And the mercenary Crimson Guard are issued a contract against one of their own. Skinner has returned to Jacuruku, intent on reclaiming a kingdom he once held, and who are the Guard to refuse the command of a god...
Original title: Blood and Bone
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Shared Worlds
Fiction→ Fantasy→ Secondary Worlds→ Military