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A fantastic story about war, love, gods, and lies. Filled with captivating characters, heartrending betrayals, and excellent worldbuilding!
-Sarah Beth Durst, award-winning author of The Queens of Renthia series

An old-fashioned tale of adventure, betrayal, and the simple truth that everything has its price. This is a classic story of the eternal war waged between mortal men and their eternal and inhuman enemies - malicious and traitorous Gods, spiteful and vicious Fae - we fight it one battle at a time.
-Alma Alexander, author of Changer of Days and Secrets of Jin Shei


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Leigh Ronald Grossman is a writer, college lecturer, editor, and publishing consultant. He teaches in the English Department at the University of Connecticut and does typesetting, book development, and book production for various publishers and authors via his company, Swordsmith Productions. Grossman is the author of sixteen published books, most recently fantasy novel The Lost Daughters. He compiled and edited Sense of Wonder, the largest single-volume science fiction anthology ever produced. Previously, he was a production supervisor at Avon Books, an editor at Byron Preiss Visual Publications/Multimedia, a college-level history and writing instructor, and a reviewer for several genre magazines. Grossman is a frequent speaker on writing and publishing topics at conferences, workshops, libraries, and to school groups, and has often made guest appearances on radio and TV shows. He lives in northeast Connecticut with his wife and young daughter, where he serves as an elected member of two town boards.

As an editor, Grossman’s credits include annotated editions of Dracula, Frankenstein, and H. P. Lovecraft’s works, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro’s 3-volume feminist reworking of Dracula (The Angry Angel, The Soul of an Angel, and The Angel of Death), as well as many other works of literature, science fiction and fantasy, mysteries, and nonfiction.

Grossman currently teaches at the University of Connecticut (writing, book publishing, science fiction, fantasy, and other literature courses in both traditional and online delivery methods), and has previously taught at Rutgers (European history) and Bloomfield College, where he was something of a jack-of-all-trades (American history, women’s history, the West in American history, the literature of business, writing and creative writing, etc.). He was one of the original instructors in the weekends at Bloomfield College B.A. Program for Adult Learners. He has a dual B.A. (Temple University, 1988) in history and english, and an M.A. (Rutgers, The State University of NJ, 1990) in modern european history, with a focus on nineteenth-century British history, especially the history of reading.

Grossman’s writing credits include fantasy novels The Green Lion and The Golden Thorns; nonfiction works The Red Sox Fan Handbook, The Adult Student’s Guide, and The New England Museum Guide; along with several other books, and he was the original review editor for Horror magazine (where he primarily reviewed dark fantasy). He went on to write reviews for Wavelengths and Absolute Magnitude.