Friday, February 16, 2007

The Western King

The Western King (The Rune Blade Trilogy, Book 2)

Ann Marston

Date: 01 October, 1996   —   Book

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Fiction, Fantasy

This sequel to Kingmaker's Sword feels like an interim book. Red Kian of Skai has had three sons, all of whom are powerful in their own ways (as well as a daughter who is a skilled Healer). The eldest will be Prince of Skai, but another son, one of the twins, sees the necessity for uniting all of Celi so as to face the Maedun foe when they come. What follows, of course, is vaguely Arthurian, especially given that the other twin is a powerful sorcerer. There's the slow bringing together of the prophecies, the broken promises and dire prophecies, and the promise of a line of kings stretching until the end of time.

Given, of course, that they survive the next few years...

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