The Prince of Ravens has vanished.
Word spreads quickly from the Fortress of the Empress, through the dark streets of Lucien, and to the far corners of the Empire of Ages. The Children are summoned to the Fortress, and the people talk in muffled whispers, if they dare to talk at all, of secret plots and ancient prophecies. Some say the Prince was murdered, others that he was kidnapped; but underneath it all runs a darker word, one full of terrifying possibility:
Rumor begets rumor, and soon the whisper of truth is lost in the swirling winds of growing fear. For the Prince of Ravens is the prophesied Lord of Death, and on his shoulders rests the fate of the Empire.
Hal Emerson is the author of six books, including Oberon’s Children, Bones, and In the Land of Aeon. He writes primarily fantasy and science fiction, and enjoys books by Steinbeck, Stephen King, and Neil Gaiman. “The Exile Trilogy”, begun with “The Prince of Ravens”, remains his most popular series. He is also an actor and older brother, and has an undying obsession with raspberries.