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The City is ancient, layers upon layers. Once a thriving metropolis, it sprawled beyond its bounds, inciting endless wars and creating a barren wasteland of what was once green and productive.

In the center of the City lives the emperor, a man in his prime though he should be very old. Some grimly speculate that he is no longer human, if he ever was. A small number have come to the desperate conclusion that the only way to stop the war is to end the emperor’s unnaturally long life.

From the mazelike sewers below the City to the blood-soaked fields of battle, the rebels pin their hopes on one man—Shuskara. The emperor’s former general, he was betrayed long ago and is believed to be dead. But he has survived, hiding from his immortal foe. The time has come for him to engage in one final battle to free the City from the creature who dwells at its heart, pulling the strings that keep the land drenched in gore.

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    I was a huge fan of David Gemmell so I approached this book with enthusiasm but also a slight fear that it would simply be a poor regurgitation of David's earlier work. I was pleasantly surprised. The characters had depth and whilst parts were reminiscent of David's work it had it's own flavor. I would definitely like to see the story of the city's past told in particular more information on the Seraph. I did find the jumps between characters somewhat disjointed and I would have liked the character Elijah to have had more develop around him. It seemed he was quite pivotal initially but then was relegated to the background as other characters came to the fore. I recommend it for anyone who enjoyed David Gemmell's work

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