The Darkness Before Them: Book One of the Soulfire Saga
'The Darkness Before Them brims with magic, monsters and intrigue, and the depth of the world is wonderfully, enthrallingly complex . . . a delight' Ben Galley
ALL PATHS LEAD TO VENGEANCE
These are dark times for the Kingdom of Khalad. As the magical mists of the Veil devour the land, the populace struggles beneath the rule of ruthless noble houses and their uncaring immortal king.
Kat doesn't care about any of that. A talented thief, she's pursuing one big score that will settle the debt that destroyed her family. No easy feat in a realm where indentured spirits hold vigil over every vault and treasure room. However, Kat has a unique gift: she can speak to those spirits, and even command them. She'll need every advantage she can get.
Kat's not a hero. She just wants to be free. To have her old life back. But as rebellion rekindles and the war for Khalad's future begins, everyone - Kat included - will have to pick a side.
Set in a world of ancient myth and dangerous magic, The Darkness Before Them begins a heart-pounding adventure where a thief dares to seek vengeance - and finds herself on the path to war.
'Full of action, heart, betrayal, and set in a dark, engaging world, this book continues Ward's ability to deliver doorstopper dark fantasy that you just can't put down' Grimdark Magazine
Praise for Matthew Ward
'Epic fantasy as it should be: big, bold and very addictive' Starburst Magazine
'Magnificant and epic' Grimdark Magazine
'Hugely entertaining' John Gywnne
'Incredible action scenes' Fantasy Hive
Books by Matthew Ward:
The Soulfire Saga
The Darkness Before Them
The Fire Within Them
The Legacy trilogy
Legacy of Ash
Legacy of Steel
Legacy of Light
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