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The One Kingdom (The Swans' War, Book 1)
The One Kingdom - The Swans' War, Book 1
Author: Sean Russell
The cataclysm began more than a century earlier, when the King of Ayr died before naming an heir to the throne, and damned his realm to chaos. The cold-blooded conspiracies of the Renne and the Wills -- each family desirous of the prize of rule -- would sunder the one kingdom, and spawn generations of hatred and discord.Now Toren Renne, leader o...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780380792276
ISBN-10: 0380792273
Publication Date: 2/1/2002
Pages: 544
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 25 ratings
Publisher: HarperTorch
Book Type: Paperback
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ravensknight avatar reviewed The One Kingdom (The Swans' War, Book 1) on + 178 more book reviews
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This book starts out very slow. So sit back and let yourself glide along the meandering river of this story.

The magic in this story is like the underpinnings in a bridge. You don't see it often, but when you get the chance to peek over "the bridge", you realize how much depends on what is not spelled out explicitly. I like this subtle approach.

The only detraction that I really have is the following of several groups of characters. If you've read Robert Jordan, then you'll be just fine with following multiple threads of a story.
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Sean Russel's evocative writing and careful storytelling will suck you into this series about the legacy of feuding families and sorcery.


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