Sam Sykes' epic quest is full of razor-sharp wit and characters who leap off the page and into trouble. It will plunge you into a vivid new world of adventure.ADVENTURERS. Long loathed for their knowledge of nothing but murder and thievery, they are savages, zealots, heathens, monsters, thugs. And Lenk, a young man with a sword in his hand and a voice in his head, counts five of them as his sole and most hated companions.Lenk's otherwise trivial employment under an esteemed clergyman is interrupted when bloodthirsty pirates, led by an ageless demon risen from the depths of the ocean, pilfer the object they have been charged with protecting: the Tome of the Undergates, the key to a door that guards the mouths of hell. A hell full of demons who want out.Against titanic horrors from the deep, psychotic warrior women, and creatues forgotten by mankind, Lenk has only two weapons: a piece of steel an five companions who are as eager to kill each other as they are to retrieve the book that will save them.From the Trade Paperback edition.