Fifteen years have passed since Duncan Talisker vanquished the mad God Corvus. Now his peaceful existence is shattered when riders arrive from Soulis Mor to hail his son, Tristan, as the new Thane. Only Duncan knows that the rule of the Twin Thanes - Tristan and Regan -will be founded on a lie. But, until the arrival at court of the mysterious Jahl, the echoes of Corvus' malice are safely contained within the soul and dreams of Regan. Heedless of her brother's warnings Regan is drawn into Jahl's web of intrigue and the consequences for the Fine and the Sidhe look dark. Caught between the light and the darkness, Regan must choose the path of her destiny. In Edinburgh, power is spilling over from the world of Sutra as Jahl begins to spread his influence using Knox - an apocalyptic cult leader - as an unwitting tool in his search for Godhood. As Knox prepares the way for Jahl's entry to an unsuspecting world, the void between the two planes suffers disturbance and Talisker must take a hand in mighty events once more. "Dark Thane" is the sequel to the critically acclaimed "Talisker", and continues the tale of Duncan Talisker, The Last Clansman.