Shadow Prowler : After centuries of calm, the Nameless One is stirring. An army is gathering: thousands of fell creatures joining forces from all across the Desolate Lands, united for the first time in history under one black banner. By the spring, or perhaps sooner, the Nameless One and his forces will be at the walls of the great city of Avendoom. Unless Shadow Harold, master thief, can stop them. Epic fantasy at its best, Shadow Prowler is the first in a trilogy that follows professional thief Shadow Harold on his quest for a long-lost artefact that will save the Kingdom of Siala. Bound by oath to fulfill his commission, even if he dies trying, Harold is accompanied by an elfin princess and her escort; ten Wild Hearts, the most dangerous fighters in the world; and by the king's court jester (who may be more than he seems . . . or less).