K.J. Parker received critical acclaim for his Fencer Trilogy, and Shadow is the first book in the Scavenger Trilogy-a series that takes fantasy fiction into remarkable new territory. A man wakes in the wilderness, amid scattered corpses and inquisitive crows. He has no memory of who he is or how he came to be there. The only clues to his former existence lie in his apparent skill with a sword and the fragmented dreams that permeate his sleep.