The Legions of Fire (City of Carce)
by David Drake
Edited by David G. Hartwell
Tor Books Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780765320780
Date: 11 May 2010 List Price $25.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
From back of book: Far in the north, on a volcanic island, a group of magicians perform a strange dance intended to open a gateway that will allow supernatural creatures to devastate the whole Earth and destroy all like. Not knowing the cause, two young men, Corylus and Varus, and two women, Hedia and Alphena, each separately seek reasons for the mysterious and threatening happenings that prefigure disaster in the great city of Carce, the center of civilization. Through magical voyages in other realities where fantiastic creatures, and even gods, help or hinder them, each of them must succeed, or not just the city but the entire world, will end in fire.
The Legions of Fire is the first of a fantasy quartet set in the world of the city of Carce.
(Source: Tor Books)