By Greg Keyes
Within the Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone, Greg Keyes has crafted an excellent saga of magic, event, and love set opposed to a backdrop of clashing empires and an historic, reawakened evil. Now, with The Born Queen, Keyes brings his epic to a masterly shut, amassing the strands of plot and personality right into a lovely climax that either completes and transcends all that has long past before.
The Briar King is lifeless, and the area itself follows him to spoil. Aspar White, wounded and drained, needs to embark on one final quest to save lots of the wooded area and the folk he loves, yet he has little wish of success.
Anne Dare ultimately sits at the throne of Crotheny, yet for a way lengthy? The Church, now led by way of the corrupt and strong Marché Hespero, has declared a holy battle opposed to her, giving the king of Hansa the pretext he must unharness his great may perhaps at the younger queen and her unready army.
But Hansa is the least of Anne’s concerns. The Hellrune, conflict seer of Hansa, moves at her via imaginative and prescient and prophecy. The Kept–last of the elder Skasloi lords–weaves his personal darkish webs. Anne’s instructor and best friend within the sedos international may additionally be her worst enemy, and Anne’s personal mounting energy compels her towards madness.
Surviving those risks and studying her eldritch skills are in simple terms prelude to the true fight. There are many–some with strength matching or maybe exceeding Anne’s own–who are keen to kill so that it will grab keep watch over. For whoever sits upon the throne can have the final word command to result in the world’s salvation–or its apocalypse.
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Lord Leto to a Penitent, From the Oral History The following assessment of the state of the Empire in the year I of the reign of the Lord Leto is taken from The Welbeck Abridgment. The original is in the Chapter House Archives of the Bene Gesserit Order. A comparison reveals that the deletions do not subtract from the essential accuracy of this account. IN THE name of our Sacred Order and its unbroken Sisterhood, this accounting has been judged reliable and worthy of entry into the Chronicles of the Chapter House.
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