By Mercedes Lackey, Dave Freer, Eric Flint
Prince Manfred and his mentor and bodyguard, the lethal warrior Erik, survived hazards and enemies either common and supernatural, and in the event that they idea that their new undertaking was once going to be something yet extra of an identical, they quickly gave up on that wish. coming back from Jerusalem, they and their escort of knights of the Holy Trinity are escorting an ambassador of II Khan Mongol to the lands of the Golden Horde-between the Black Sea and the Carpathians, which occur to be jap bastion opposed to their outdated enemies, the demon Chernobog and his possessed puppet, the Jangellion.
regrettably, what begun as a diplomatic undertaking ends up in Manfred and his knights being stuck up in an inter-clan civil battle, rescuing a fugitive girl and her injured brother, and turning into keen on the issues of Prince Vlad, Duke of Valahia, who has been held as a hostage by means of King Emeric of Hungary till freed by means of Countess Elizabeth Batholdy to take advantage of as bait to seize a gaggle of nonhumans. as an alternative, the wolflike nonhumans, who masquerade as gypsies, unfastened Prince Vlad, and support him to come back to his native land to elevate rebellion opposed to Hungary and to resume age-old magics.
Manfred and Erik are pressured into an alliance of comfort among the Golden Horde and the traditional magical forces of Valahia, as directed via the bothered Vlad. The magic demands blood and Vlad is deathly fearful of it—and whilst, is irresistibly drawn towards it . . .
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