In this New York Times bestselling powerful and exciting fantasy set in the world of the Others series, humans and the shape-shifting Others will see whether they can live side by side...without destroying one another.
There are ghost towns in the world-places where the humans were annihilated in retaliation for the slaughter of the shape-shifting Others.
One of those places is Bennett, a town at the northern end of the Elder Hills-a town surrounded by the wild country. Now efforts are being made to resettle Bennett as a community where humans and Others live and work together. A young female police officer has been hired as the deputy to a Wolfgard sheriff. A deadly type of Other wants to run a human-style saloon. And a couple with four foster children-one of whom is a blood prophet-hope to find acceptance.
But as they reopen the stores and the professional offices and start to make lives for themselves, the town of Bennett attracts the attention of other humans looking for profit. And the arrival of the outlaw Blackstone Clan will either unite Others and humans...or bury them all.
Die New Yorkerin Anne Bishop, seit ihrer Kindheit von Fantasy-Geschichten begeistert, veröffentlichte zahlreiche Kurzgeschichten und Romane, bevor ihr mit dem preisgekrönten Bestseller "Dunkelheit" der internationale Durchbruch gelang. Ihre ebenso Saga "Die schwarzen Juwelen" zählt zu den erfolgreichsten Werken moderner Fantasy.