Children of the Serpent Gate by Sarah Ash
Children of the Serpent Gate, the concluding volume in SARAH ASHís acclaimed fantasy trilogy, "The Tears of Artamon" will be released in the UK, December 5th.
Gavril Nagarian, Lord Drakhaon of Azhendir, is believed dead - perished in the heat of battle. Yet he still lives, and is entrusted with a sacred mission: to rescue the aged Magus, who has been kidnapped and in whose possession are the five priceless rubies that compose the fabled Tears of Artamon. Ancient law decrees that whoever possesses the stones has the power to impose his will over the Empire of New Rossiya. But the tasks exact a cost. The drakhaoul that destroyed his forbears has penetrated Gavrilís psyche and is gaining power over his soul.
As these dark forces seek immortality inside him, so Gavril must feed on the blood of innocents - or die. Toppled by the loss of the Tears of Artamon, Emperor Eugene of Tielen is tormented by his own daemon, but
he must defend his lands against King Enguarrand of Francia who claims ownership of the Tears. Yet both men share a common goal: to destroy Gavril Nagarian and the Drakhaoul that lives within him once and for all.
CHILDREN OF THE SERPENT GATE delivers a thrilling conclusion to the epic trials of a man of honour in a world of chaos - one that can only be laid to rest by an Emperorís Tears.