The Tyranny of the Night: Book One of the Instrumentalities of the Night
by Glen Cook
Tor Books Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 0765306840
Date: 01 June, 2005 List Price $25.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
From book jacket: Welcome to the world of the Instrumentalities of the Night, where imps, demons, and dark gods rule in the spaces surrounding upstart humanity. At the edges of the world stands walls of ice, which push slowly forward to reclaim the land for the Night. And at the worlds center, in the Holy Land where two great religions were born, are the Wells of Ihrian, the source of the greatest magics. Over the last century the Patriarchs of the West have demanded crusades to claim the Wells from the Pramans, the followers of the Written. Now and uneasy truce extends between the Pramans and the West, waiting for a spark to start the conflict anew.
(Source: Tor Books)