by Adrian Tchaikovsky
Tor Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780230704152
Date: 06 February 2009 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
The second title in Adrian Tchaikovsky's Shadows of the Apt fantasy series. Dragonfly Falling is published in paperback original by Tor UK.
"Two young companions, Totho and Salma, arrive at Tark to spy on the menacing Wasp army, but are there mistakenly apprehended as enemy agents. By the time they are freed, the city is already under siege. Over in the imperial capital the young emperor, Alvdan, is becoming captivated by a remarkable slave, the vampiric Uctebri, who claims he knows of magic that can grant eternal life. In Collegium, meanwhile, Stenwold is still trying to persuade the city magnates to take seriously the Wasp Empire's imminent threat to their survival. "