A daughter seeks a drought in the most dangerous center of the Sharan Deserts and home to the followers of the Whisperer of Serpents. To save the life of her mother Katriel must convince these assassins she desires to be one of them
Prophecy sends Brand Wilde to sell his smoke apples in Minian. Dangerous upheaval in the mountains, and a growing evil from beneath them has him seeking answers. There is darkness ahead despite the fire bound within him.