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Searching for his stolen past in the Dying Earth.
He calls himself Farouche, after a character from legend, but his reality is that his memories and identity were stolen from him by a secret enemy.
In a far-future world of wizards and walled cities, he finds himself trailing a wealthy merchant's caravan across a dusty plain. Possessed of a soldier's skills, he hires on with the merchant and begins to build a life. But his efforts to discover his past reveal a dark prospect: was he a participant in a notorious massacre of innocents?
Will Farouche come to know the truth? Will he survive the journey across a lawless land to the remote city of Olliphract, ruled by half-mad thaumaturges? And when he finally lays bare the plot in which he has been ensnared, will it be too late?
Matthew Hughes delivers another dark fantastical adventure set in a decadent Dying Earth, where men and half-men and even the gods themselves contend for earthly power and unearthly prizes.
Praise for Matthew Hughes:
"Criminally underrated" - George R.R. Martin
"Hughes's boldness is admirable" -- New York Review of Science Fiction
"Heir apparent to Jack Vance" -- Booklist
"Hughes effortlessly renders fantastic worlds and beings believable" -- Publishers Weekly