This novel follows CASTLE OF DECEPTION, FORTRESS OF FROST AND FIRE, and PRISON OF SOULS, and is set in the universe of the popular role playing computer game THE BARD'S TALE.
The Dark Elf Naitachal, once a Necromancer who gained power by depriving others of their life forces, is now happy in the more peaceful role of Bard. But shadows from his past linger. Naitachal's Dark Elf clan sees him as the worst of traitors for daring to turn toward the Light, and they mean to take revenge.
They create a trap, the Chaos Gate, a sorcerous portal that is meant to drew him into their lands and into their power. Only Kevin, once Naitchal's apprentice, now a full Bard and a Count in his own castle, stands between the Dark Elf and certain doom, But can even the powers of Bardic Magic be enough to vanquish the Darkness?
Following in the tradition of Mercedes Lackey, Josepha Sherman has written a book that is exceptional. It holds the imagination so that it is hard to put down. Thanks for the good read!