As the ruthless forces of Russia lay waste to the New World, English troops make landfall in the east, determined to reconquer the colonies. Trapped in between are the Native Americans, ex-slaves, and European refugees, led by Benjamin Franklin and the Choctaw shaman Red Shoes. But the balance of power rests with the French woman Adrienne de Montchevreuil, whose grasp of science is the equal of Franklin's, whose magic may be stronger than the Choctaw, and whose shocking secret may call into question where her true allegiances lie . . .
'Inventive and exciting, filled with clever details and high adventure, this brings to a close a sequence that seems likely to establish Keyes as one of the more significant and original new fantasy writers to appear in recent years' Science Fiction Chronicle
'Thrilling . . . The book builds to a climactic confrontation to see who will reshape the universe' Publishers Weekly
Greg Keyes was born in Meridian, Mississippi. He received degrees in anthropology from Mississippi State University and the University of Georgia before becoming a full-time writer. He is the author of the Star Wars 'New Jedi Order' novels, 'The Age of Unreason' and 'The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone' tetralogy. He lives in Savannah, Georgia.