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King's Dragon - Volume One of Crown of Stars
King's Dragon - Volume One of Crown of Stars Author:Kate Elliott This volume launches a magnificient fantasy epic, set in a richly realised land and culture where bloody rebellion may soon destroy the kingdom, whilst an otherworldly race could transform the very land into a place in which no mortal was meant to dwell. — Torn by civil war, King Henry's realm of Wendar also faces deadly raids from the north by a... more »n inhuman race, teh Eika, and from the east by the "winged" riders, the Qumans. Terrifying portents are being seen by many, and dark spirits walk the land in broad daylight. And suddenly, two innocents - Alain, a young man who may find his future in a vision granted by the Lady of Battles, and Liath, a young woman with the power to change the course of history if she can only learn to master her fear and seize what is rightfully hers -- are about to be thrust into the midst of the conflict.
Liath and Alain, each trapped in a personal struggle for survival, both helplessly being drawn into a greater battle, a war in which socery not swords will determine the final outcome, and the land itself may be irrevocably reshaped by the forces unleashed ...« less