Lord of the Silent Kingdom
It?s cold. The wells of power are weakening and the forces of Night grow strong. The gods are real, and still have some power, mostly to do harm. The Instrumentalities of the Night are the worst of these.
Instrumentalities of the Night #2
On Sale: February 20, 2007
Featuring: Piper Hecht
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Science Fiction | Fantasy
Piper Hecht, born Else Tage, survived a battle with the
Instrumentalities. Now heâ€™s Captain-General of the armies
fighting a crusade for Patriarch Sublime V. Intrigues swirl
around the throne of the Grail Empire, as the imperial
familyâ€™s enemy Anne of Menand raises money to help the
perpetually indebted Patriarch finance his crusades. To
reduce his own vulnerability, sickly young Emperor Lothar
assigns his two half-sistersâ€”his immediate heirsâ€”to their
Now Piper Hecht learns that the legendary sorceror Cloven
Februaren, referred to as the Ninth Unknown, is still
alive, more than 100 years old, and on Piperâ€™s side. As the
dynastic politics of the Empire become even more
convoluted, itâ€™s clear that while the old gods may be
fading, theyâ€™re determined to do everything they can to
bend the doings of men to their own advantage.
Sieges, explosions, betrayals, Anti-Patriarchs, and
suspicious deaths will ensue as the great chess game plays
itself out, with Piper Hecht at the center of it allâ€¦
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