Stands a Shadow (Heart of the World)
by Col Buchanan
Cover Artist: Steve Stone
Tor Books Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780765331069
Date: 08 November 2011 List Price $24.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK
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Product Description: In Farlander, the first book of the Heart of the World series, readers met Ash, an aging master assassin of the famed order of Roshun, and his apprentice Nico, a boy who always managed to be in the wrong place at the right time. Ash and Nico, one with failing health and the other with little training, were sent on a suicidal mission to fulfill a contract against the favored son of the Holy Matriarch, the ruler of Mann. The assassination of the Matriarch's son maintained the honor and reputation of the Roshun, but further destabilized a nation already beset by strife. For Ash, fulfilling the contract came at an enormous personal cost.
(Source: Tor Books)