RIP-ROARING MAGICAL EPIC
The Nicci Chronicles sees our eponymous sorceress heroine holed up in the eternal city of Ildakar, under threat of annihilation by a petrified army – petrified as in turned to stone.
Except the stone warriors have woken up after a millennium or so and their general is miffed at having missed centuries of potential slaughter.
This rip-roaring epic sweeps us from lofty citadel to sea-girt pirate stronghold, from pestilential swamp to hidden library.
And Nicci soon realises she must do more than rescue herself, or the city: she must gather her wits and her strongest magic to save the world.