By Ken Scholes
(Tor Books, Hardcover, 9780765321282, 384pp.)
Publication Date: October 13, 2009
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Come back to the Named Lands in this compelling sequel to Ken Scholes amazing novel Lamentation.
It is nine months after the end of the previous book. Many noble allies have come to the Ninefold Forest for a Feast in honor of General Rudolfo’s first-born child. Jin Li Tam, his wife and mother of his heir, lies in childbed.
As the feast begins, the doors of the hall fly open and invisible assassins begin attacking. All of Rudolfo’s noble guests are slain, including Hanric, the Marsh Queen’s Shadow. And on the Keeper’s Gate, which guards the Named Lands from the Churning Waste, a strange figure appears, with a message for Petronus, the Hidden Pope.
Thus begins the second movement of The Psalms of Isaak, Canticle.
KEN SCHOLES’s short fiction has been appearing in various magazines and anthologies for the last eight years. He is a winner of the Writers of the Future contest. Lamentation was his first novel. Originally from the Puget Sound area, Ken currently lives near Portland, Oregon.