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Title:
Blade of empire
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Tor, 2017.

©2017
ISBN:
9780765324399
Physical Description:
492 pages ; 25 cm.
Series:
Book two of The dragon prophecy
Language:
English
General Note:
"A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Abstract:
They thought the war was over. They were wrong. Runacarendalur Caerthalien has been a master of battle for hundreds of years, but he found himself on the wrong side--the losing side--in the last war. Betrayed by his brother, trapped in a prophecy he does not understand, Runacar flees the battlefield.Yet Runacar is no coward. In a twist he could never have imagined, the Elven War-Prince finds himself leading a new army into battle--a force of centaurs, merfolk, gryphons, minotaurs, and talking bears who can perform magic. For centuries they have been trying to reclaim their lands from Elven invaders. With Runacar at the helm, they just might manage it. Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory's first collaboration, the Obsidian Mountain trilogy, introduced readers to a brilliant, continent-spanning fantasy world of high adventure and epic battle. Civilization shimmered with magic while in the nooks and crannies of the world, dragons and unicorns hid from people who believed them to be nothing more than legends.The Dragon Prophecy, set thousands of years before that story, illuminates a time when long-lived Elves rule the Fortunate Lands. It is a time of dire prophecy, of battle and bloodshed, of great magics unlike any the Elvenkind have seen before. It is the story of the end of one world and the beginning of the next.
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Summary

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FROM THE AUTHORS OF NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERS WHEN DARKNESS FALLS AND THE PHOENIX TRANSFORMED , AND USA TODAY BESTSELLER TO LIGHT A CANDLE

They thought the war was over. They were wrong.

Runacarendalur Caerthalien has been a master of battle for hundreds of years, but he found himself on the wrong side--the losing side--in the last war. Betrayed by his brother, trapped in a prophecy he does not understand, Runacar flees the battlefield.

Yet Runacar is no coward. In a twist he could never have imagined, the Elven War-Prince finds himself leading a new army into battle--a force of centaurs, merfolk, gryphons, minotaurs, and talking bears who can perform magic. For centuries they have been trying to reclaim their lands from Elven invaders. With Runacar at the helm, they just might manage it.

Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory's first collaboration, the Obsidian Mountain trilogy, introduced readers to a brilliant, continent-spanning fantasy world of high adventure and epic battle. Civilization shimmered with magic while in the nooks and crannies of the world, dragons and unicorns hid from people who believed them to be nothing more than legends.

The Dragon Prophecy, set thousands of years before that story, illuminates a time when long-lived Elves rule the Fortunate Lands. It is a time of dire prophecy, of battle and bloodshed, of great magics unlike any the Elvenkind have seen before. It is the story of the end of one world and the beginning of the next.

The Obsidian Mountain Trilogy
#1 The Outstretched Shadow
#2 To Light a Candle
#3 When Darkness Falls

The Enduring Flame Trilogy
#1 The Phoenix Unchained
#2 The Phoenix Endangered
#3 The Phoenix Transformed

The Dragon Prophecy Trilogy
#1 Crown of Vengeance
#2 Blade of Empire


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Vieliessar Farcarinon has made herself High King of the Elves in the enjoyable second of Lackey and Mallory's epic fantasy trilogy (following Crown of Vengeance). Most of the Hundred Houses of the elven domains have acknowledged Vieliessar as ruler, but a few continue to contest her kingship. Hamphuliadiel, the villainous (and two-dimensionally portrayed) leader of the elven mages, attempts to become powerful enough to stand against her. Her major opposition, however, is the evil race of the Endarkened, whose appearance has been prophesied in terms vague enough that Vieliessar doesn't know what to expect. Also, her soul-bonded, destined mate, Runacarendalur Caerthalien, runs off into the wilderness following his defeat in the war of her accession, and allies himself with several races of magical beasts (which the elves didn't think of as sentient) to make inroads on Vieliessar's territory. Lackey and Mallory provide tangled politics, large-scale battles, factional intrigue, and writing competent enough to make up for the cardboard characters and complete lack of original ideas. The book may not be, strictly speaking, good, but it's certainly a lot of fun. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.