The Endlords have awoken from their eternal prison — the long night is upon the land and dark forces must sate their lust for destruction in the war to end all wars. This is the time when clans should stand together yet only the Sull, an ancient dwindling race, have heeded the warning signs. Sull legend warns of the Endlords and foretells The One Who Bears Loss, the warrior who will stay their malignant power. They believed this warrior would be one of their own but a clansman, Raif Sevrance, has found his destiny and must betray his past to fulfill it. The Sword of Shadows series is J. V. Jones` most ambitious work yet. A masterpiece of storytelling and world-building, it is rapidly becoming one of the major fantasy epics of the decade.