I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, it is adventure in its best form, imaginative, loads of action and good old-fashioned story telling.
The stroy is about Jofre - since early childhood, Jofre has honoured the ways of the Brotherhood. Now the illustrious order of bodyguards and assassins has cast him out in disgrace, cruelly condemning the young Shadow to wander a treacerous world alone. But his true destiny awaits him in a stinking port where the vilest of star-travelling scum congregate. For here he is bound by blood-oath to a gentle reptilian knowledge-seeker on a quest to penetrate the mysteries of time itself - a sacred duty imperiled by those who would use a window on the past to wreak havoc upon an already volatile universe. In war and revolution - on far planets and in shattered lands - Jofre's spirit will be tested in fire and blood...as his sworn mission is threatened by a mysterious Shadow-sister whose own secret agenda could doom them all.