BLOOD WILL TELL Seventeen years have passed since Yim, an ex-slave blessed by the benevolent goddess Karm, sacrificed her bodyand perhaps her very soulto Lord Bahl, avatar of the evil Devourer. In that selfless act, Yim stripped Lord Bahl of his power but became pregnant with his son. Now that son, Froan, is a young man. And though Yim has raised him in the remote Grey Fens and kept him ignorant of his past, the taint of the Devourer is in his blood.Even now an eldritch call goes outand the slumbering shadow stirs in Froan's blood, calling to him in a voice that cannot be denied. Armed with a dark magic he barely understands, Froan sets out to claim his destiny. When Yim seeks to stop him, her sole hope is that Honusthe love she abandonedwill take up the sword again for Karm's sake and hers. Only then can she hope to face the impregnable bastion of unspeakable evil: the Iron Palace.From the Paperback edition.