By Peter V. Brett
As darkness falls after sundown, the corelings rise—demons who own supernatural powers and burn with a eating hatred of humanity. for centuries the demons have terrorized the evening, slowly culling the human herd that shelters in the back of magical wards—symbols of strength whose origins are misplaced in delusion and whose safety is terrifyingly fragile. It was once no longer constantly this fashion. as soon as, women and men battled the corelings on equivalent phrases, yet these days are long gone. evening through evening the demons develop more advantageous, whereas human numbers dwindle lower than their relentless attack. Now, with desire for the long run fading, 3 younger survivors of vicious demon assaults will dare the most unlikely, stepping past the crumbling protection of the wards to possibility every little thing in a determined quest to regain the secrets and techniques of the prior. jointly, they're going to stand opposed to the night.