The Gathering of the Lost (Mass Market Paperbound)
Garrisoned by the Nine Houses of the Derai, the towering mountain range called the Wall of Night is all that separates the people of Haarth from the terrible Darkswarm.
Five years have passed since the Wall was breached and the Keep of Winds nearly overrun. Five years since the Heir of Night, Malian, and her friend and ally Kalan went missing in the wild lands of Jaransor.
Now, in Haarth's diverse southern realms, events are moving. From the wealthy River city of Ij to the isolated Emerian outpost of Normarch, rumors of dark forces and darker magics are growing. As the great Midsummer tournament at Caer Argent approaches, Haarth will have one opportunity to band together against an enemy in which few believe . . . or be lost forever.
About the Author
Helen Lowe won the prestigious Gemmell Morningstar Award for The Heir of Night, the first novel in her The Wall of Night series in June 2012. The Gathering of the Lost, the second The Wall of Night novel, was published in April 2012. Helen has twice won the Sir Julius Vogel Award for Excellence in SciFi-Fantasy: for Thornspell (Knopf) in 2009, and The Heir of Night in 2011. She posts every day on her Helen Lowe on Anything, Really blog, and occasionally on SF Signal. You can also follow her on Twitter: @helenl0we
Helen Lowe’s Wall of Night series has the potential to become a classic, right up there with the likes of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire . . . Anyone who loves to read fantastic fiction from a true talent should read this series.”
“Helen Lowe writes wonderful stories, yes, but her work also speaks with lyricism to deeper questions of how we treat each other. With lovely prose that brings vivid life to her characters, she creates a universe with people we care about. This is an author with a gift for fantasy.”
-Nebula Award-winning author Catherine Asaro
“Helen Lowe’s writing moves from strength to strength. Powerful story lines, memorable characters and a vividly imagined world make THE GATHERNG OF THE LOST a strong follow-up to The Heir of Night.”