Black Trillium Author:Marion Zimmer Bradley, Julian May, Andre Norton When three brilliant talents unite in crafting a single tale, the result is nothing less than magical - and an unprecedented literary event. Individually, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Julian May, and Andre Norton have won the love and admiration of millions of readers. Together, their combined mastery of the storytelling art has resulted in a supremel... more »y rich fantasy epic, replete with keen insight, gripping drama, sly humor and unforgettable characters. It is the story of Black Trillium.
The country of Ruwenda is a fruitful and pleasant land, where human and Oddling coexist in peace under the ancient guardianship of the Archimage Binah. Yet even the longest-lived must fade at last - and as Binah's magic wanes, Ruwenda grows increasingly vulnerable.
The Archimage's only course is to pass along her protectorship - yet even she cannot guess the outcome of this uncertain act. She can only hope...and soon thereafter she attends the birth of the triplet princesses of Ruwenda. There the Archimage bestows upon the infant girls the power of the rare and mystical Black Trillium, badge of the royal house and symbol of an ancient magic no longer understood by any human of Ruwenda.
As the sisters blossom into beautiful young women, Binah's worst fears are realized. The king of neighboring Labornok has summoned a magician of his own, one whose dark allegiances enable him now, at last to sunder Binah's protections. As invaders pour into Ruwenda, the Archimage orders the princesses to flee - and charges them to search for three magical talismans, which brought together will be their only chance to regain their kingdom and free its people. Each must accomplish her task separately. And to succeed each must also confront and conquer the limits of her own soul.
HARAMIS. Eldest ad heir to her father's lost throne, her fascination with power tempts her to a dangerous alliance. Introspective Haramis was created by Marion Zimmer Bradley, author of the phenomenal bestseller The Mists of Avalon and the popular Darkover series.
KADIYA. The fiery huntress must overcome her impetuous nature if al three sisters are to succeed. Quick-tempered Kadiya was written by Andre Norton, whose Witch World novels are beloved by readers of all ages.
ANIGEL. Sweet but timid, she is fated to face the perils of unknown terrain...and the love of a fierce enemy. Lovely, innocent Anigel was drawn by Julian May, acclaimed author of the five-book Saga of Pliocene Exile.
Together for the first time, these three remarkable talents have created a story brimming with magic, mystery, and love - the story of Black Trillium.« less