An epic saga of such grand scale
it must be told in two books
Laura Resnick, author of In Legend Born, has created a
novel so epic in power and scope that it could only be told
in two parts. In The White Dragon, part one of In Fire
Forged, the island nation of Sileria had finally been freed
from the tyranny of foreign Valdani rule by Josarian, the
rebel leader who became the Firebringer foretold in
prophecy. But Josarian was slain by the White Dragon, a
creation of Kiloran, the most ruthless of the powerful
mages called waterlords, who terrorize those who depend on
their mercy for the water that all life must have.
Now that mercy is denied.
As the waterlords begin a reign more terrible than that of
the Valdani, Tansen, Josarian's second-in-command, joins
forces with Mirabar, a Guardian who is feared and admired
for her fire magic, and Zarien, a mysterious sea-born boy.
Mirabar and her bitter enemy, Torena Elelar, the faithless
wife of a Valdani aristocrat, contend with prophecies both
vague and daunting, each destined to serve the destroyer
goddess in her own way as they try to discover the meaning
of Mirabar's visions.
The fragile alliances forged by Tansen between the peasant
shallaheen and the Guardian resistance begin to crumble as
he tries desperately to save Sileria. Zarien, however, is
determined to bring Tansen to the sea goddess Sharifar to
be her consort. But no goddess is as easy to placate as
mortals may think . . . .
And Kiloran will stop at nothing to trap Tansen and crush
the resistance in order to maintain his tyrannical reign.
As the power struggle among Sileria's warring factions
intensifies to a fevered pitch, the tremors of Mount
Darshon increase, threatening to engulf them all in molten
death. Kiloran and Tansen prepare for a final confrontation
that will change Sileria forever. But no one may triumph
unless the destroyer goddess wills it . . . .
With masterful storytelling, Laura Resnick brings this
great epic tale to a conclusion that readers will find
riveting and enthralling.
Genre: Science Fiction