Set in an alternate Europe, a world where bloody conflicts rage and sorcery holds sway, both human and other-than-human forces vie for supremacy. In this land, Alain, a young man seeking the destiny promised him by the Lady of Battles, and Liath, a young woman gifted with a power that can alter the course of history, are about to be swept up in a world-shaking conflict for the survival of humanity.

The world of Liath and Alain is breaking apart as The twin destinies of Liath and Alain may yet avert the destruction written in the stars. which they alone have the power to understand. , and the spell holding the exiled from the planet fails. Liath must force her wild sorcery to maturity and Sanglant, her husband and King Henry’s heir, must struggle to hold the realm together.

A cataclysm has reshaped the very land and seas, and disrupted the war for empire. King Henry is dead, his kingdom savaged by earthly and supernatural forces. The Eika warriors thirst for the King’s land and power, their enmity sealed by generations of blood. Bitter in-fighting within King Henry’s court and the ceaseless attrition of raiders threaten the kingdom. Those who remain true must stay strong as the shadow of the Cursed Ones falls. Now all who have survived the magical return of the exiled Aoi lands must find a way to mend their shattered territories and take a stand against their enemies in a power struggle that may forge new alliances, or doom them all.

Genre: Fantasy, Alternate Realities


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In the Ruins
(Crown Of Stars: Book 6)
by Kate Elliott

Daw Books
August 1, 2005
Available: August 2, 2005
ISBN #0756401925
EAN #9780756401924
352 pages
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Kate Elliott

Traitors' Gate
A Fantasy Medley
Shadow Gate
Spirit Gate
Crown of Stars
Gathering Storm
Child of Flame
The Burning Stone
Prince of Dogs
King's Dragon

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