Exiled from her home, the beautiful dark elf Liriel Baenre wanders to the surface world with her companion Fyodor. But even far from the dark haunts of Menzoberranzan, she is not safe from the vengeance of her arch-enemy. Even as she and her friend sail the dangerous seas of the Sword Coast, a drow priestess plots a terrible fate for them.
And in the depths of the earth, the spider queen Lolth weaves her own webs of terror and treachery.
“Elaine is one of my favorite authors. Nobody sets a mood like she does, and her characters never fail to delight.” –Troy Denning, New York Times best-selling author of Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Apocalypse