A crucial moment draws nigh leading to the ultimate showdown between Jame Knorth and Perimal Darkling, the supernatural entity that has pursued Jame’s people, the Kencyr, across multiple universes, destroying all in its wake. But now news arrives from Tai-tastigon, the vast city that formed Jame into the master thief, wily fighter, and godling-in-the-making that she has become. The new Pantheon is falling, and the ancient city is in turmoil. The self-serving, beguiling demigod leader of the Thieves Guild has coerced Jame into finding the soul of his missing brother by holding hostage people she loves. Plus, it seems many in the vast Lower Town have lost their shadows—not so funny when you realize that a shadow is cast by a soul.
Some of the affected have gone mad. Some wander like ravening wraiths, attacking even family members by tooth and nail. Which means something is taking—or destroying—souls in the city. But whatever demon-wrought madness is afoot in Tai-tastigon will have to face the ultimate avatar of god That-Which-Destroys itself. That would be one Jame Knorth.
WHERE JAME KNORTH GOES, CHAOS WILL FOLLOW!
About The Gates of Tagmeth:
"The Kencyr live in one of the most deeply realized worlds in fantasy, a rich and complicated space that includes many cultures and riveting, three-dimensional characters. Full of dark wonder, wry humor, and the quirks of Jame’s inimitable personality, the newest installment in Hodgell’s life’s work demonstrates why it can be worthwhile for a writer to spend 40 years writing the same series."—Publishers Weekly
About P.C. Hodgell’s Kyncyrath Series: "P.C. Hodgell writes the most strikingly weird and wonderful stories in epic fantasy today."—Charles Stross
"Hodgell has crafted an…intricate fantasy with humor, tragedy, and a capable and charming female hero.”—Library Journal
The Kencyrath Saga Seeker’s Bane Bound in Blood Honor's Paradox Sea of Time The Gates of Tagmeth By Demons Possessed
Omnibus Editions The Godstalker Chronicles Contains Kencyrath prequel novels God Stalk and Dark of the Moon
About the Author
P.C. Hodgell earned her doctorate at the University of Minnesota with a dissertation on Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe, and is a graduate of both the Clarion and the Milford Writers Workshops. Recently retired, she was a lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in modern British literature and composition, and teaches an on-line course on science fiction and fantasy for the University of Minnesota. Hodgell lives in her family’s ancestral nineteenth-century wood-framed house in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.