Author(s): Jack Campbell
A new hero emerges to save Dematr from destruction in this sequel to the Pillars of Reality series from the New York Times-bestselling author.
For centuries, the Great Guilds conspired to keep Dematr unchanged. The Mechanics Guild kept secret the technology for steam locomotion, rifles, and far-talkers, leaving most people to live in a world of oil lamps, crossbows, and horse cavalry, while the Mages treated all others as if they were nothing--until Master Mechanic Mari, dragon slayer and pirate queen, and Master of Mages Alain raised an army to free their world.
Kira of Pacta Servanda, Mari and Alain's daughter, has known since childhood that she would always live in the shadow of her heroic parents. But then the world of Dematr learned that a new kind of ship had left the far-distant world of Urth. The ship would take just ten years to reach Dematr. But for what purpose? Kira is sixteen when the ship from Urth arrives--and she discovers that her world still needed heroes.