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The eighth and final book in the epic fantasy House War series closes this chapter in a beloved world of magic and polit­ical intrigue, where new threats are stirring.

When the Sleepers wake.

Once, that phrase meant: never. The Sleepers were a myth, part of a story told to chil­dren. But in truth, the Sleepers, ancient princes in the court of the Winter Queen, were impris­oned in slumber by the gods them­selves — in the cold, dark ruins of the ancient city that lies buried beneath the capitol of the Empire. And that prison is fraying, at last.

They are waking.

The gods no longer walk the world. There is no power that can stand against the princes when they wake — and the city that has been Jewel’s home for her entire life will be destroyed when the Sleepers walk. There is only one person to whom they owe alle­giance, only one chance to halt them before they destroy every­thing in their ancient rage.

But that person is the Winter Queen; she is not, and has never been mortal. Jewel carries the last of the surviving saplings that might usher in a new Summer age — but all of the roads that lead to the court of the Queen are closed.

Jewel ATer­afin has faced the Oracle’s test. She has control of the prophetic powers that she once consid­ered a curse and a burden. She will find her way to the Winter Queen, and she will ask — or beg — the Winter Queen to inter­vene to save her kind, her House, and every­thing she loves.

But she is mortal, and time has never been her friend. The demons are waiting to bar her way, bringing battle to the hidden ancient paths on which she must travel. To win, she must face the true meaning of the Oracle’s test, and risk sanity and life to make the choice that has always lurked at the heart of the firstborn’s test.

And even then, it might be too late.

Hardcover published June 2019 by DAW Books
ISBN 9780756410117 • 560 pages • Cover art by Jody A. Lee
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Mass Market published May 2020 by DAW books
ISBN 9780756410124 • Cover art by Jody A. Lee
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