by Graeme Ing
Maldren, a young necromancer, stands bravely against a primeval fiend loose in the city. Instead of help from his Guild, he is given a new apprentice. Why now, and why a girl? Together they discover a secret society holding the future of the city in its grip, and endless betrayals. His last hope lies in an alliance with a murderous ghost, but how can he trust it? Can he even trust the girl?