Kardiastan has finally earned its freedom. Ligea's revolution has succeeded and she plans to go back to Kardiastan and Temellin, but events conspire to hold her back. Meanwhile, Arrant is consumed by guilt and nothing he does to earn himself a place as his father's heir can assuage it.
Ligea's son, Arrant, leaves Tyrans for Kardiastan to take his place as Mirager-heir, while Ligea prepares to halt an insurrection. But Arrant's skills as a Magoroth are dangerously inconsistent, and his father, Temellin, finds it difficult to communicate with this secretive young man he barely knows. Arrant's singular ability to communicate with his half-brother, Tarran - a part of the collective mind known as the Mirage Makers - leads them both towards the possibility of a tragic clash with the encroaching Ravage. As Arrant's enemies among the Magoroth plot to ruin his family and his future as heir, he begins to realise there is a greater mystery to solve if he is to prevail. Praise for The Mirage Makers and Isles of Glory Trilogies: 'fresh, strange and intriguing' Sunday Age 'highly imaginative and entertaining' The Specusphere 'witty, gritty and enthralling' Trudi Canavan, author of The Magicians Guild 'a multi-layered story ...it just keeps on getting better' fantasticqueensland.com