In 1993, a character took the fantasy world by storm. He was known by countless names and terrifying deeds—thief, magic wielder, swordsman, assassin, adventurer. But chief among those names and the most dangerous of his personae was Nightfall, a man—or perhaps the legendary demon himself—gifted with a power any sorcerer would kill to possess.
Now, Nightfall makes his triumphant return in a spellbinding new adventure that sweeps readers from the high courts to the darkest dungeons, from piracy and derring-do at sea to sorcerous encounters and cutthroat attacks in enemy territory.
Bound by sorcery and oath to guard and guide Prince Edward on his quest, Nightfall is forced to reveal his true name, Sudian, and to use every trick at his command to keep himself and his idealistic young charge alive. And when Edward suddenly becomes a king, he makes Sudian his advisor. But advisor or not, Sudian cannot dissuade King Edward from a journey to repay a debt of honor to Duke Varsah, an expedition that ends in disaster when all of Edward’s guards are slain and the king himself vanishes without a trace.
Now Sudian must turn to Duke Varsah for aid. But is he putting himself into the clutches of the very man responsible for Edward’s disappearance, a man whose greatest desire is vengeance against Sudian himself?
Mickey Zucker Reichert is a pediatrician, parent, animal lover, and author of more than 20 novels, including those in the Renshai Chronicles, Legend of Nightfall, and Beasts of Barakhai series. She has also written one illustrated novella and more than 50 short stories. Reichert… More about Mickey Zucker Reichert
“Reichert’s well-conceived and well-executed world, including its salty seafaring side, will leave fans hoping they won’t have to wait so long for a third Nightfall book.” —Publishers Weekly
“Reichert takes s fairly standard fantasy figure and develops an epic adventure with a heart around him…. The characters shine and Reichert has handled the story very well.” —Locus
“This is a great story. There’s adventure on land and sea, vivid characters, sarcastic humor, and a charmingly befuddled but deadly hero. The Return of Nightfall is a welcome homecoming.” —Booklog
“The terrific action is fast-paced, hooking the audience from the start, but the heart of this novel is the characters who keep readers riveted to learn what is happening to each of the significant players…. Mickey Zucker Reichert is a first class worldbuilding fantasist.” —Midwest Book Review
“A tale of magic and mayhem from one of the best of the genre’s younger writers…. This one is well worth your time and money.” —Book Rapper
“The Legend of Nightfall is a strikingly quick read considering the book’s imposing size, which is a tribute to Reichert’s narrative ability. Light, deft storytelling is a valuable commodity in the ranks of sword-and-sorcery novelists, and it’s one that Reichert possesses in notable measure.” —Dragon Magazine
“The story has a good mixture of suspense, magic, humor, and adventure. Your fantasy readers will enjoy this one.” —Washington State Young Adult Review Group
“The Return of Nightfall provides a new odyssey and is a recommended pick for prior fans of Nightfall.” —Library Bookwatch