Arnhand, Castauriga, and Navaya lost their kings. The Grail Empire lost its empress. The Church lost its Patriarch, though he lives on as a fugitive. The Night lost Kharoulke the Windwalker, an emperor amongst the most primal and terrible gods. The Night goes on, in dread. The world goes on, in dread. The ice builds and slides southward.
That passage begins Glen Cook’s Working God’s Mischief, the fourth book of The Instrumentalities of the Night. It goes on from there, adding more layers to an already rich and complex story.
And if that opening leaves you feeling a little lost — well, it’s been three years since the last book, which did end with a cliff-hanger, but of course you know Cook is going to pull it together for you.
Our reviewer thinks it was worth the wait. Read his review here.