Alivet runs for her life and is aided by Ghairen, a poison master, who seeks to topple The Lords of Night. The duo become uneasy allies in a desperate plan.
This is very good. Darkness, poisons, the present and the past are all explored in this sci fi/fantasy hybrid. This is a wonderfully luscious read.
This is a tale of time, duty, time travel and time wars. The plot twists up one side and down the other. It is full of continuity references, some so obscure I've no idea what they refer to.
This is a very good book, leaving aside Bennett's usual obsession with technobabble and junk science. There is already talk of a 2nd book in this series, I'd buy it.