The second volume in Feist's first classic fantasy trilogy, the highly acclaimed Riftwar Saga, reissued with a fresh new look. For nearly a year peace reigned in the enchanted kingdom of Rillanon. But new challenges awaited Arutha, the Prince of Krondor, when Jimmy the Hand -- the youngest thief in the Guild of Mockers -- came upon a sinister Nighthawk poised to assassinate him. What evil power raises the dead and makes corpses do battle with the living at the behest of the Guild of Death? And what high magic can defeat it? The new King of Midkemia is threatened -- and a life-or-death quest must be undertaken for an antidote to a poison that fells a beautiful princess on her wedding day!
Raymond E. Feist was born and raised in Southern California. He was educated at the University of California, San Diego, where he graduated with honours in Communication Arts. He is the author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed Riftwar saga among other books.