Caina Amalas was a nightfighter of the Ghosts, the spies and assassins of the Emperor of Nighmar, and through her boldness and cunning saved the Empire and the world from sorcerous annihilation.
But the victory cost her everything.
Now she is exiled and alone in the city of Istarinmul, far from her home and friends. Yet a centuries-old darkness now stirs in Istarinmul, eager to devour the city and the world itself.
And Caina is the only one that stands in its way…
Caina Amalas is a Ghost circlemaster, leader of the Emperor’s spies in Istarinmul. Yet the people of Istarinmul know her as the Balarigar, the daring master thief who challenged the corrupt lords and cruel princes of the city.
And now Grand Master Callatas, the most powerful sorcerer of Istarinmul, wants her dead, and without allies Caina will not survive.
So when a legendary thief offers Caina a chance to rob Callatas himself, she has no choice but to join the venture.
But no one has ever escaped the dark perils of Callatas’s Maze…
CAINA AMALAS is the Ghost circlemaster of Istarinmul, the leader of the Emperor’s spies in the city. With the aid of mysterious allies, she fights to stop the sinister plans of the ruthless Grand Master Callatas.
But Callatas has spent two centuries preparing to remake humanity, and he will exterminate any who dare to oppose him.
CLAUDIA ABERON DORIUS was once a sorceress of the Imperial Magisterium, yet now she is the wife of a high noble of the Empire. Civil war rips the Empire, and the rebel sorcerers have targeted her beloved husband for death. Claudia has no choice but to work with Caina, the woman she despises most in the world, to save her husband’s life.
But a danger comes that neither Caina nor Claudia have foreseen…
KALGRI is the Red Huntress, the centuries-old assassin of legend. She has killed kings and princes, sorcerers and alchemists, young and old and rich and poor, and laughed at their screams and rejoiced at the tears of their families. She has slain countless innocents, and no one has ever stopped her.
And her next target is Caina Amalas.
CAINA is the Ghost circlemaster of Istarinmul, leader of the Emperor’s spies in the city. She has hindered the malevolent plans of the sinister Grand Master Callatas, but has been unable to defeat him.
Callatas has slaughtered every foe who ever challenged him, and Caina may be next.
CASSANDER NILAS is a ruthless magus of the brutal Umbarian Order, and seeks to destroy the Emperor. At last he has found the key to the downfall of the Empire.
All he needs to do is kill Caina Amalas, and the Empire will burn.
MORGANT THE RAZOR is an assassin of legend and myth. He vanished a hundred and fifty years past, but he may hold the key to Caina’s victory.
Or her final defeat…
CAINA AMALAS is the Ghost circlemaster of Istarinmul, leader of the Emperor’s spies in the city. She has defeated powerful foes, but more dangerous enemies lie before her.
A sorcerous catastrophe threatens to destroy Istarinmul, and the only the mysterious sorceress Annarah, last loremaster of lost Iramis, knows how to stop it.
To rescue Annarah and save Istarinmul, Caina must brave the Inferno, the hellish fortress of the sinister Immortals.
But those who enter the Inferno never return…