Avaryan Rising Author:Judith Tarr He appears out of nowhere, a small young man wearing the golden torque of a priest of the sun. His name is Mirain, and he bears news that dares the listeners to disbelieve. Sanelin Amalin is dead. The heir whom theking of Hanlanon had long ago consecrated to the Sun God and sent on her seven years' journey toward priestesshood is gone...the d... more »aughter for whose return the King, even after 20 years,still mounts his daily vigil will never return.
But the tale does not end there.
Sanelin had a son,the young man says, though she was sworn to celebacy as a priestess. No, he assures his listeners, she had not broken her vows. The son she bore was fathered by Avaryan, the Sun God. And Mirain himself, this priest who is still just a boy is that son - the rightful heir to the kingdom. So the story begins...« less