A Magic of Nightfall: A Novel of the Nessantico Cycle
by S.L. Farrell
Cover Artist: Todd Lockwood
Review by Drew Bittner
DAW Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780756405397
Date: 03 March 2009 List Price $24.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Nessantico: the greatest city in the world, and the most beleaguered. Ruled by a capricious and sickly boy and guided by a weak holy man, the heart of the far-flung Holdings is beset on both sides. Her armies fight a war to the west against an equally vast and viciously aggressive empire, while to the east, the rebel Coalition consolidates power behind a forceful new ruler of its own.
Truly, these are dark times for Nessantico... and they may only be getting worse.From official release/information:
Product Description: The second novel in the Nessantico Cycle continues the epic tale of an empire at its height, yet poised on the brink of what could be a devastating descent into ruin. It is a story of murder and magic, of deception and betrayal, of Machiavellian politics, star-crossed lovers, and a realm facing war on every front.