A partnership formed. A friendship grew. Both are tested. Neither may endure. Andrasta and Rondel have spent months in the city of Zafar, obtaining knowledge they will need to steal the famous Jewel of Bashan. Something goes wrong when pilfering an artifact crucial to their goal, bringing the wrath of the local authorities against them. A beautiful woman helps them escape Zafar in exchange for their help recovering a family heirloom. The seemingly simple job turns complicated as they learn the heirloom is in the possession of the feared Hubulâ€™s Host, a band of warriors devoted to the Erban father of the gods. Andrasta and Rondel face powerful creatures and unforgiving landscapes, none worse than the City of Pillars, a place once thought lost to time. The City of Pillars, is the second standalone novel in the Epic of Andrasta and Rondel.