The towering vertical city of Mahala is on the brink of war with its neighbouring countries.
It might be his worst nightmare, but Rojan and the few remaining pain-mages have been drafted in to help.
The city needs power in whatever form they can get it - and fast.
With alchemists readying a prototype electricity generator, and factories producing guns faster than ever, the city's best advantage is still the mages.
Leading the alchemists is Rojan's sister, with a risky plan to help tap the mages' strength and overcome the armies marching towards them.
With food in the city running out, and a battle approaching that no one is ready for, risky is the best they've got ...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 26/11/2013
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9780356501680