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This is an epic fantasy set in the lost kingdoms of Avalaam, hidden among the rooftops of the world. Ancient beliefs and barriers are breaking down as Doran, the young magician king of the Malluzari, known as "The Panther", cuts a swathe of devastation and terror in his quest to recreate the mythical empire of his ancestors while secretly aided by the sinister demon, Miahlu.
It is the story of Allina, who, bought up in the desert fortress of Hscevona to consider herself as being merely a royal by-blow, is suddenly thrown into a maelstrom of intrigue and adventure when she discovers her true identity.
Fate takes her high into the blue mountains to a new world of unimagined dangers and directly into the seething hub of The Panther's implacable battle against the arch bird-wizards of Samul.
In a tale of love, magic and betrayal, Allina encounters those who jockey to share The Panther's power: Helia, his tragic mistress; Kelzin, the dashing Lord of Thieves; and Ihaid, dark genius of the sacred Estevani. Ultimately we discover the terrible choice that Allina has to make as she pits her unlooked-for destiny against the powers of evil.