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Blade of Fortriu

Blade of Fortriu ebook ISBN: 1405036826
Publisher: Pan Australia
Author: Juliet Marillier
Number of Pages: 553 
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Five Winters have passed since young king Bridei ascended the throne of Fortriu. Five years, in which the people have felt a contentment unknown for generations. But the security of a people can vanish in a heartbeat, for wolves are often drawn to fields filled with fattened sheep. Bridei is determined to drive the Gaelic invaders from his lands once and for all. And so, with his land secure and his house in order, he prepares for war. One of Bridei's plans to win the war to come involves the beautiful young Ana. A princess of the Light Isles, she has dwelt as a hostage at the court of Fortriu for most of her young life. Despite being a pawn of fortune, she has bewitched all at court and is dearly loved by Bridei and his queen. But Ana understands her duty. And so she will travel north, to make a strategic marriage with a chieftain she has never seen, in the hopes of gaining an ally on whom Bridei's victory relies. For secrecy's sake, Ana must travel at a soldier's pace, with a small band led by the enigmatic spymaster Faolan. Bridei implores Ana to trust him and see the good in Faolan but Ana cannot see beyond his cold competence and killer's eyes. Then, when she arrives at the chieftain Alpin's stronghold in the mysterious Briar Woods, her discomfort and unease increase tenfold, for this is a place of full of secrets and her betrothed is an enigma himself. The more Ana tries to uncover the truth of her new life, the more she discovers a maze of polite diversions that mask deadly lies. She fears Faolan, but he may prove to be the truest thing in her world. Or her doom.

Blade of Fortriu: Bridei Chronicles 2

Blade of Fortriu: Bridei Chronicles 2 ebook ISBN: 1742625673
Publisher: Tor Australia
Author: Juliet Marillier
Number of Pages: 576 
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The second book in the Bridei Chronicles, a tale of love, loyalty and betrayal, from the author of the Shadowfell and Sevenwaters series WINNER OF THE AUREALIS AWARD FOR BEST FANTASY NOVEL "Skilled world-building and characterization set Marillier's historical fantasy at the head of the pack." Publisher's Weekly (US) As the young king Bridei prepares to lead his forces in a major offensive against the Gaels, the princess Ana, a hostage at the court of Fortriu, is sent on a difficult journey north to make a strategic marriage with a chieftain she has never met. Her escort is led by a man she despises: the enigmatic Faolan, Bridei's assassin and spy. Their ill-fated expedition creates a reluctant bond between Faolan and Ana, which continues as they face unexpected perils at the chieftain Alpin's stronghold in the midst of mysterious Briar Wood. When Ana discovers a charismatic prisoner who seems bent on remaining within the bleakest of confinement, a conspiracy of silence meets her attempts to unravel the puzzle. As Bridei's forces move down the Glen, it is revealed to those left behind that the king of Fortriu is marching towards not only defeat, but certain death. There is only one messenger who can reach him in time. To employ such an ally will set brother against brother, and endanger what has become dearest to Ana's heart... "Juliet Marillier is a fine fantasy writer." Anne McCaffrey Fans of Marion Zimmer Bradley, Isobelle Carmody and Robin Hobb will love Juliet Marillier.

Child of the Prophecy: A Sevenwaters Novel 3

Child of the Prophecy: A Sevenwaters Novel 3 ebook ISBN: 9781741984941
Publisher: Pan Australia
Author: Juliet Marillier
Number of Pages: 592 
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The third book in the epic and compulsively readable Sevenwaters series Child of the Prophecy is the eagerly-awaited follow-up to the winner of the Aurealis Award Son of the Shadows and the international bestseller Daughter of the Forest. Raised in an isolated cove, Fainne has been sent to live at Sevenwaters and burdened with a terrible task. She must use whatever powers she can to prevent the Fair Folk winning back the Islands, no matter what the cost. Even if it means denying herself the one she loves. But can Fainne turn her back on the people she has come to care for? And can she bring herself to rid the world of the chosen one-child of the prophecy? PRAISE FOR THE SERIES "Enormously satisfying ... enchanting, deftly told" Good Reading "There are some series so lyrical, so well-conceived, that every new book is a delight, and this describes Marillier's Sevenwaters." The Weekend West "A rousing page-turner, a heady blending of romance, magic and battle" Booklist Fans of Marion Zimmer Bradley, Isobelle Carmody and Robin Hobb will love Juliet Marillier.

Son of the Shadows: A Sevenwaters Novel 2

Son of the Shadows: A Sevenwaters Novel 2 ebook ISBN: 9781741978667
Publisher: Pan Australia
Author: Juliet Marillier
Number of Pages: 560 
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WINNER OF THE AUREALIS AWARD FOR BEST FANTASY NOVEL The second book in the epic and compulsively readable Sevenwaters series Son of the Shadows follows the trials of the next generation at Sevenwaters and continues the struggles between the Irish and British that began in Daughter of the Forest. After years of happiness, darkness has fallen upon Sevenwaters. Trouble is brewing and leaders are being called into strategic alliances to defend their land. There are some who blame the Britons of Northwoods, for as long as the Islands, home of mystic caves and sacred trees are lost, there can be no peace, and there are some who believe the enemy are much closer to home. Liadhan, with her gift of Sight and healing hands, seems to hold the key. For she exists outside the pattern and she alone seems to have the power to change it. How close are love and hate - and yet how unalike. PRAISE FOR SON OF THE SHADOWS "A wonderful, riveting story" Barbara Erskine "Beautifully written... a sparkling saga of a family whose destiny is to help free Erin from British tyranny." Publishers Weekly Fans of Marion Zimmer Bradley, Isobelle Carmody and Robin Hobb will love Juliet Marillier.

Heir to Sevenwaters

Heir to Sevenwaters ebook ISBN: 0230738656
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Author: Juliet Marillier
Number of Pages: 560 
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The chieftains of Sevenwaters have long been custodians of a vast and mysterious forest, one of the last refuges of the Tuatha De Danann, the Fair Folk of ancient story. Human and Otherworld dwellers have existed there side by side, separated by a thin veil between worlds and sharing a wary trust. Until the spring when Lady Aisling of Sevenwaters finds herself expecting another child, and everything changes. With her mother pregnant, Clodagh fears the worst as Aisling is well past the safe age for childbearing. Her father, Lord Sean of Sevenwaters, faces his own difficulties as warring factions threaten his borders. When Aisling gives birth to a son—a new heir to Sevenwaters—the responsibility of caring for the infant falls to Clodagh while her mother recovers. Then the family’s joy turns to despair when the baby is taken from his room and something . . . unnatural is left in his place. To reclaim her brother, Clodagh must enter the shadowy Otherworld and confront the powerful prince who rules there. Accompanied on her quest by a warrior who may prove to be more than he seems, Clodagh will have her courage tested to breaking point. The reward may be far greater than she ever dreamed...

Daughter of the Forest: A Sevenwaters Novel 1

Daughter of the Forest: A Sevenwaters Novel 1 ebook ISBN: 9781741984958
Publisher: Pan Australia
Author: Juliet Marillier
Number of Pages: 560 
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The first book in the epic and compulsively readable Sevenwaters series "I enjoyed it immensely... For an Irish resident, familiar with the mores and customs, Daughter of the Forest had special meaning and relevance." Anne McCaffrey "This saga will hold you entranced" Australian Women's Weekly Daughter of the Forest is a mixture of history and heritage, myth and magic, legend and love. Lord Colum of Sevenwaters is blessed with seven children but it is Sorcha, the youngest child and only daughter, who alone is destined to defend her family and protect their land from the invading Britons. For Sorcha is the only one who escapes the cruel influence of Lady Oonagh, her father's new wife. Exiled from Sevenwaters and cast out into the forest and the terrifying world beyond, Sorcha falls into the hands of the feared enemy. Now she is torn between a life she has always known and a love that only comes once. Fans of Marion Zimmer Bradley, Isobelle Carmody and Robin Hobb will love Juliet Marillier.

The Well of Shades

The Well of Shades ebook ISBN: 9781429940122
Publisher: Tor Books
Author: Juliet Marillier
Number of Pages: 496 
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Juliet Marillier continues the epic fantasy begun with The Dark Mirror, which Interzone called "A fascinating evocation of life in Pictish England and an emotional roller coaster of a story," with The Well of Shades: Book Three of The Bridei Chronicles. King Bridei is a man with a mission. His wish to unite his kingdom seems almost within his grasp but there are forces working to undo his dream. He sends Faolan, his most trusted advisor (who is also a master assassin and spymaster) out into the world to ferret out the truth of who is friend and who is foe. Along the way Faolan will uncover many truths. Some may hold the key to Bridei's future. But more important, they may unlock the secrets that Faolan has held deep within his soul for decades. And offer him the chance of redemption. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Sevenwaters Trilogy

The Sevenwaters Trilogy ebook ISBN: 1250206669
Publisher: Tor Books
Author: Juliet Marillier
Number of Pages: 1376 
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This discounted ebundle of the award-winning Sevenwaters Trilogy includes: Daughter of the Forest, Son of the Shadows, Child of the Prophecy “Juliet Marillier is among the most skilled of fantasy writers” --Sara Douglass Daughter of the Forest A beautifully re-imagined version of the Six Swans myth. Lovely Sorcha is the seventh child and only daughter of Lord Colum of Sevenwaters. Bereft of a mother, she is comforted by her six brothers who love and protect her. But Sorcha's joy is shattered when her father is bewitched by his new wife, an evil enchantress who binds her brothers with a terrible spell, a spell which only Sorcha can lift--by staying silent. Son of the Shadows Beautiful Sorcha is the courageous young woman who risked all to save her family from a wicked curse and whose love shattered generations of hate and bridged two cultures. It was by her sacrifice that the spell was broken and her brothers were finally brought home to Sevenwaters. But not all her brothers were able to escape the spell that transformed them into swans, and even those who did were more-and less-than they were before the change. It is left to Sorcha's daughter, Liadan, to fulfill the destiny of the Sevenwaters clan Child of the Prophecy Magic is fading... and the ways of Man are driving the Old Ones to the West, beyond the ken of humankind. The prophecies of long ago have foretold a way to prevent this horror, and it is the Sevenwaters clan that the spirits of Eire look to for salvation. They are a family bound into the lifeblood of the land, and their promise to preserve the magic has been the cause of great joy to them... as well as great sorrow. Other Tor books by Juliet Marillier Saga of the Light Isles Wolfskin Foxmask The Bridei Chronicles The Dark Mirror Blade of Fortriu The Well of Shades At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Wolfskin

Wolfskin ebook ISBN: 9781429934541
Publisher: Tor Books
Author: Juliet Marillier
Number of Pages: 496 
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Wolfskin is the first of a fantasy duet in The Light Isles series from Juliet Marillier, weaving history and folklore into a saga of adventure, romance, and magic. All young Eyvind ever wanted was to become a great Viking warrior--a Wolfskin--and perform honorable deeds out in the name of his War fathergod, Thor. He can think of no future more glorious. And the chance to make it happen is his when his older brother Ulf is brought the tale of a magical land across the sea, a place where men with courage could go to conquer a land and bring glory to themselves. They set out to find this fabled land and discover a windswept and barren place, but one filled with unexpected beauty and hidden treasures... and a people who are willing to share their bounty. Ulf's new settlement begins in harmony with the natives of the isles led by the gentle king Engus. And Eyvind finds a treasure of his own in the young Nessa, niece of the king, seer, and princess. His life will change forever as she claims his heart for her own. But someone has come along to this new land who is not what he seems. Eyvind's heartfriend, Somerled, the strange and lonely boy Eyvind befriended so long ago has a secret--and his own plans for the future. The blood oath that they swore in childhood binds them in lifelong loyalty, and Somerled is calling in the debt of honor. What he asks might just doom Evyind to kill the only thing that he has ever truly loved. Will the price of honor create the destruction of all that Eyvind holds dear? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Foxmask

Foxmask ebook ISBN: 9781429913546
Publisher: Macmillan
Author: Juliet Marillier
Number of Pages: 464 
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Foxmask is the second book of a fantasy duet from Juliet Marillier, weaving history and folklore into a saga of adventure, romance, and magic. The Norseman Eyvind, a fierce and loyal Wolfskin, came to a new land on top of the world to find his destiny. With his priestess bride Nessa he saved the land and weathered the treachery that was caused by Eyvind's blood-sworn friend Somerled. After much pain and sorrow the two lovers have managed to create a society where the Norse warriors and the gentle folks of the Orkney Isles live and thrive in contentment at last. A decade and more has passed since the devastating events of the creation of the settlement and Eyvind and Nessa have watched their children grow and thrive in peace. But not all on the islands are content or at peace. Thorvald, the young son of Margaret, widow of the slain king and Eyvind's war leader, has always felt apart and at odds with all he knows. He learns upon his coming to manhood that he is not his father's son but that of the love that Margaret bore for the hated Somerled and that Somerled was not killed for his treachery but sent on a boat, adrift with little more than a knife and skein of water, doomed to the god's will. Thorvald is determined to find a boat and cast off to the West in a desperate bid to find a father he never knew...and to find out if he is made of the same stuff as the heinous traitor. The tragedy of this scheme would be horrific enough...if it were not for the fact that Creidhe, the winsome daughter of Eyvind and Nessa has loved Thorvald since birth and unbeknownst to him conspires to go along on this most perilous of quests. What happens to them on their journey of discovery will ultimately change the lives of all they know and love...and will doom (or redeem) an entire people. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

La Maîtresse de la Mort

La Maîtresse de la Mort ebook ISBN:
Publisher: Bragelonne
Author: Terry Goodkind
Number of Pages: 480 
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Le retour du best-seller de la Fantasy : plus de 20 millions d’exemplaires vendus dans le monde ! Nommé ambassadeur itinérant par Richard, Nathan Rahl, son lointain ancêtre, entend porter haut les couleurs de D’Hara. Le connaissant bien – et depuis près de deux siècles –, Nicci craint surtout que le flamboyant sorcier n’aille à la rencontre de bien des ennuis. Consciente de ne plus avoir vraiment sa place auprès du Sourcier, elle décide d’accompagner le vieil homme. Nathan commence fort : une visite à Rouge, la voyante, qui s’empresse de le charger d’une mystérieuse mission aux confins de l’Ancien Monde. L’aventure recommence, mélange d’exaltation héroïque et de griserie du danger. Face à l’ampleur du défi à relever, fallait-il s’étonner que la Maîtresse de la Mort décide de reprendre du service ? « Ce qu’on a fait de mieux en matière de Fantasy épique. » Publishers Weekly

Macbeth

Macbeth ebook ISBN:
Publisher: Quercus Books
Author: Fiona J. Watson
Number of Pages: 320 
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Thanks to William Shakespeare, the name Macbeth has become byword for political ambition realised by bloody violence. The character of Macbeth in the celebrated Shakespearean tragedy is based on an actual Scottish king who lived and died five hundred years before he was immortalised. However, the Macbeth thus conjured up bears almost no resemblance whatsoever to the king who ruled Scotland between 1040 and 1057. In fact, it is difficult to exaggerate how great an injustice history and Shakespeare have inflicted on Mac Bethad mac Findláich. Fiona Watson has uncovered, buried beneath the layers of myth, a history that is entirely different from, but just as extraordinary as, that recounted by Shakespeare. The historical Macbeth was a remarkable man living in turbulent times. As ruler of Alba (Scotland) he sat on one of the oldest and most established thrones in Western Europe. It is true that he killed Duncan, the previous king, but this was the normal, if brutal, method of regime change in Dark Age Scotland. Duncan's rash behaviour, culminating in a humiliating military defeat in northern England, was reason enough to prompt his removal before Scotland's security was further compromised. The reality is that Macbeth quickly established himself as an effective and popular ruler. As a Celtic warrior-king, he was responsible for the maintenance of his people's dominance of northern Britain. A friend to the Church and valiant protector of his people, the real Macbeth epitomised the contemporary model of vigorous medieval kingship. His fascinating story, long overdue in the telling, is done full justice in Fiona Watson's authoritative and compelling narrative.

L'année de la licorne

L'année de la licorne ebook ISBN: 9782266062817
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Author: André Norton
Number of Pages: 221 
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Douze épouses plus une, voilà ce que demandaient les Cavaliers pour intervenir dans le conflit entre les seigneurs hallacks et les hordes d'Alizon. Alors, au premier jour de l'année de la Licorne, treize femmes seront livrées à la bande de sorciers, de lycanthropes et de thaumaturges qui sauva les seigneurs du désastre. Parmi elles se trouve Gillan, venue d'un lointain pays.

Cavalier Vert

Cavalier Vert ebook ISBN: 2820503624
Publisher: Bragelonne
Author: Kristen Britain
Number of Pages: 499 
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Karigan G'ladheon, jeune fille éprise d'aventure, s'enfuit après avoir été exclue de son école pour avoir défié en duel le fils d'un gouverneur de province. Elle croise alors un Cavalier Vert, l'un des légendaires messagers du roi qui lui demande dans un dernier souffle de porter un message à son souverain. Sans même prendre connaissance de la missive, elle fait le serment de la remettre en mains propres, scellant ainsi son destin, car elle est soudain magiquement investie de la mission qu'elle vient d'accepter : devenir un Cavalier Vert. Dès lors, traquée par des assassins au service d'un mystérieux sorcier, Karigan ne peut compter que sur sa fidèle monture et les mystérieux pouvoirs qu'elle va se découvrir...

Les Fragments d'une couronne brisée

Les Fragments d'une couronne brisée ebook ISBN: 2820502326
Publisher: Bragelonne
Author: Raymond E. Feist
Number of Pages: 660 
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Midkemia est en ruines, suite au siège du Roi Démon. Krondor pleure enfin les braves qui sont tombés. Certes l'ennemi a été repoussé, mais le royaume ne connaît pas encore la paix. Alors que le peuple retrousse ses manches pour reconstruire ce qui fut une grande nation, une nouvelle menace s'élève des cendres de la guerre : le terrible Fadawah, ancien commandant des armées de la reine Emeraude, a entrepris de fonder son propre empire sur les vestiges du royaume de l'Ouest. C'est à deux jeunes hommes, Jimmy et Dash, petits-fils du duc lames, qu'incombe la tâche colossale de rassembler les fragments de la couronne brisée et de ressusciter l'ancienne gloire du royaume. Ainsi s'achève la Guerre des Serpents, dans les larmes et le sang...