Monday, September 23, 2013

Land of the Burning Sands (The Griffin Mage: Book 2)

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Gereint Enseichen of Casmantium knows little and cares less about the recent war in which his king tried to use griffins and fire to wrest territory from the neighboring country of Feierabiand...but he knows that his kingdom's unexpected defeat offers him a chance to escape from his own servitude.

But now that the griffins find themselves in a position of strength, they are not inclined to forgive and the entire kingdom finds itself in deadly peril. Willing or not, Gereint will find himself caught up in a desperate struggle between the griffins and the last remaining Casmantian mage. Even the strongest gifts of making and building may not prove sufficient when the fiery wind of the griffins begins to bury the life of Casmantium beneath the burning sands . . .

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Land of the Burning Sands (The Griffin Mage: Book 2) By Rachel Neumeier

| Genre: Epic Fantasy
| ISBN-10: 0316072796
| ISBN-13: 9780316072793
| Publisher: Orbit (June 1, 2010)
| Mass Market Paperback: 464 pages
| Cover Design: Lauren Panepinto
| Source: Personal Copy
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| Rating: 3 Stars
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Gereint is sentenced to the worse kind of slavery. Normally reserved for dangerous criminals, Gereint is controlled by a magical geas, one which compels him to obey his master's commands. But when he sees a chance to escape a cruel master, he takes it, only to find that the desert was not a good escape route after all.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Law of the Broken Earth (The Griffin Mage: Book 3)

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In Feierabiand, in the wide green Delta, far from the burning heat of the griffin's desert, Mienthe's peaceful life has been shaken. Tan - clever, cynical, and an experienced spy - has brought a deadly secret out of the neighboring country of Linularinum.

Now, as three countries and two species rush toward destruction, Mienthe fears that even her powerful cousin Bertaud may be neither able nor even willing to find a safe path between the secret Linularinum would kill to preserve and the desperate ferocity of the griffins. But can Mienthe?

And, in the end, will Tan help her . . . or do everything in his power to stand in her way?

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Law of the Broken Earth (The Griffin Mage: Book 3) by Rachel Neumeier

| Genre: Epic Fantasy
| ISBN-10: 0316079936
| ISBN-13: 9780316079938
| Publisher: Orbit (December 1, 2010)
| Mass Market Paperback: 464 pages
| Cover Design: Lauren Panepinto
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| Rating: 3 Stars
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Mienthe's family is dead, her uncles are embroiled in a bitter fight to gain custody of her, and therefore her assets. Unwanted, unloved, Mienthe struggles to please, longs to be loved and does the best she can to survive in an hostile environment. Until one day her dreams come true and in a strange twist of fate, she gets the life she always dreamed of. That is until the arrival of Tan who brings with him a terrible secret that could not only shatter her life, but life as everyone knows it.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The One Kingdom (The Swan's War: Book 1)

By 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 of his great and troubled house, dreams of peace—a valiant desire that has spawned hostility among his kinsmen, and vicious internal plots against his life. In the opposing domain, Elise Wills's desire for freedom is to be crushed, as an unwanted marriage to an ambitious and sinister lord looms large. As always, these machinations of nobles are affecting the everyday lives of the common folk—and feeding a bonfire of animosity that has now trapped an unsuspecting young Valeman Tam and two fortune-hunting friends from the North in its high, killing flames.

But the closer Toren comes to achieving his great goal of uniting two enemy houses, the more treachery flowers. Nobles and mystics alike conspire to keep the realm divided, knowing that only in times of strife can their power grow.

And perhaps the source of an unending misery lies before an old king's passing, beyond the scope of history, somewhere lost in a fog of myth and magic roiling about an ancient enchanter named Wyrr—who bequeathed to his children terrible gifts that would poison their lives...and their deaths. It is a cursed past and malevolent sorcery that truly hold the land, its people, and its would-be rulers bound. And before the already savaged kingdom can become one again, all Ayr will drown in a sea of blood. *Blurb Source:

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