From the depths of a valley rises the city of Mahala. It's a city built upwards - where streets are built upon streets, buildings upon buildings. A city that the Ministry rules from the sunlit summit, and where the forsaken lurk in the darkness of Under.
Rojan Dizon doesn't mind staying in the shadows, because he's got things to hide. Things like being a pain-mage, with the forbidden power to draw magic from pain. But when the fate of Mahala depends on him using his magic, he can't hide forever.
The first adventure of Rojan Dizona, debut fantasy tale of corruption and dark magic set in a world that's both vertigo-inducing and awe-inspiring.
©2013 Francis Knight (P)2013 Hachette Digital