Published: July, 2013
Page count: 416
Publisher: The Black Library
When noted academic Kaspar Wollendorp is called to the asylum of Schloss Werdentraum to hear the testimony of insane playwright Jeremiah Bickenstadt, he fears a wasted journey, only to discover that Bickenstadt once enjoyed the rough hospitality of Skarsnik, the king of Karak Eight Peaks himself.
What follows is an astounding story, as Bickenstadt recounts Skarsnik’s rise to power from scrawny runt to feared warlord. But when the reteller of the tale is a lunatic, and the tale was first told by a master liar, how much can truly be trusted?