By Jeffer Deaver
Rictus de Isca, legendario guerrero, es el comandante de los Cabezas de Perro, los mercenarios más solicitados de los angeles raza macht. En su juventud, Rictus comandó l. a. retirada del mítico ejército de los Diez Mil a través del Imperio asurio, y tras aquellos días de gloria, las actuales escaramuzas entre falanges que los macht llaman guerra ya no tienen el mismo sabor.
A punto de colgar su lanza y su escudo para retirarse con su familia al perdido valle donde ha construido una vida pacífica, Rictus recibe los angeles intempestiva visita de otra leyenda andante: el misterioso Corvus, un hombre (o quizá más que un hombre) que ha conseguido lo imposible, conquistar una docena de ciudades estado y ponerlas bajo su mando.
Pero los sueños y ambiciones de Corvus son aún más alocados y constituyen un mayor desafío a las tradiciones macht. En su impossible to resist estela, ejércitos y ciudades se ven arrastrados hacia un futuro desconocido, y Rictus no puede mantenerse al margen. Pondrá su lanza al servicio de Corvus aunque nadie sepa dónde terminará su desenfrenada carrera, y aunque con ello pierda su última opción de felicidad.
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