The Standing Dead
The sequel toThe Chosenand the second book in The Stone Dance of the Chameleon trilogy.
Twelve years in the creating, Ricardo Pinto's sumptuously imaginedCommonwealth of the Three Landsfirst enthralled fantasy readers in his acclaimed debut,The Chosen. Now the story of the Masters and their imperious, cruel world continues in a novel as original and absorbing as the first. Escaping the clutches of the Empress Ykoriana, Carnelian and Osidian find themselves captives of a barbarian tribe from the southern plain. Dark, unexpected and unbidden forces surface, threatening this new-found world. Rich in detail, passion and drama,The Standing Deadconfirms Ricardo Pinto as one of fantasy's most singular and literate new voices.