Avatar of the war-god Vashanka, he carves his anti-magical philosophy
in the bodies of the detestable mages and demons of a world he never made
but is cursed to inhabit.
No godling he, just a warrior who has found the secret of his soul in
the mysterious Western Isles - and so wields a pure and faithful power
that makes him all too attractive to the gods and elementals of a world
infested mainly with murderers and thieves.
Needing time to recover from the spells of a witch who nearly ate
his soul, Niko will recover his self-mastery by reliving in utterly vivid
detail all the most violent and transforming moments of his past - and
that of his rightside leader, Tempus.
Note: Parts of this work have been published in substantially similar
form in several volumes of the Shared Universe Series, THIEVES' WORLD.
Last Revised: April 2000.