Richard Dalglish is the author of two previous novels, “Day of the Fastle,” a fantasy-adventure, and “The Grenling Abduction,” a fantasy mystery. His science fiction romance parody “Love’s Galactic Passion” appeared in the inaugural issue of Sci-Fi Lampoon Magazine. Dalglish is the former managing editor of Jewelers’ Circular Keystone (JCK), a business magazine covering the fine-jewelry industry. He now does freelance editing when he isn’t writing his own fiction. He has a degree in English from Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa., and lives in Yardley, Pa., with his wife and cat.
Someone murdered Ulder Talpior.
A year after the Voths conquered the Acrinite Realm and took over constabulary duties in the city of Skunnik, the slaying of a religious leader has heightened tensions nearly to the breaking point. As rebels plot to take advantage of the coming chaos, and a dangerous agent of the exiled Acrinite leader arrives for unknown reasons, investigator Jarn Theffig turns to an unlikely ally—the sorceress Astil, the most dangerous woman in the known world.