|Fox and Empire|
|Preceded by||King of the North|
Fox and Empire is set twenty years after the events of Werenight. When the novel opens, Gerin the Fox, king of a large part of the northlands, is preparing for war against his neighbor, Aragis the Archer. Upon reaching the frontier, however, Gerin and Aragis find themselves allied in a conflict against a resurgent Elabonian Empire.
The situation is complicated by the appearance of Ferdulf, a demigod fathered by the Sithonian wine-god Mavrix on a peasant girl. Ferdulf is only four years old, but much more knowledgeable and powerful than a child and well aware of his divinity.