"A fitting conclusion to an incredibly magical and action packed fantasy series"

No longer a simple shield maiden, Morgan of Melksham is now aware that she is not only the daughter of Gair - the evil black mage of Ceangail, but also the elven princess, Morghain. She must learn to accept as part of herself the powerful magic she has always abhorred for she now realizes that only she can cap the well of dark magic unleashed by her father's spell. It's a race against time for Lothar, the black mage of Wychweald, will do anything he can to stop her and gain the dark power for himself.

With his brother, the king of Neroche and his queen ensconced in Lothar's dungeon, the fate of the Nine Kingdoms is at stake, and with his heart forever bound to the beautiful warrior, Prince Mochriadhemiach, archmage of Neroche, will do anything within his own considerable powers to protect Morgan.

To uncover the spell of closing, Morgan and Miach would brave peril in unlikely places and obtain aid from unlikely beings. The battle would be won with the help of friends, family, and an incredible array of ancestors but most of all with a pair of enchanted swords and the power of love.

What will become of this pair of unlikely lovers? Join them on the conclusion of their journey which began with STAR OF THE MORNING and continued with THE MAGE'S DAUGHTER. Follow them as they soar the skies, steal into dangerous places to uncover spells, and fight for their lives, their kingdoms and their love. Fate has a plethora of surprises in store for the tragically orphaned duo -- Morgan, a woman whose only desire was to wield a sword who instead finds herself a princess with a heritage of frightening magic and Miach, a prince whose heritage is magic but whose fondest wish was to be a simple farmer. Victory will force new responsibilities on the pair that they'd neither expected nor welcomed. Is their love strong enough to face the challenge?

I do hope Ms. Kurland will continue to offer us fantasy fare along with her incredibly popular romance novels. She has a knack for this genre that will have the reader longing to know the fate of numerous secondary characters as well as the rest of the Nine Kingdoms long after PRINCESS OF THE SWORD has been put to bed. Cathar is intriguing, Rigaud needs a good thumping and I imagine a child born to Morgan and Miach would be a right handful, no? Ah well, until then I highly recommend this incredibly magical and action packed fantasy series!

Reviewed by Leslie Tramposch
Posted January 1, 2009


A Novel of the Nine Kingdoms

**A PNR Staff Top Pick**

The stirring conclusion of this Nine Kingdoms trilogy from the USA Today bestselling author of The Mage’s Daughter.

When darkenss falls

As the mercenary daughter of Gair, the black mage of Ceangail, Morgan is the only one who can stop the terrible sorcery her father unleashed. To do so, she must race against time and find the spell that will allow her to close the well of evil he opened. But that quest will lead her to places she never dreamed existed and into a darkness she would give anything to avoid..

The magic rises

The fate of the Kingdom of Neroche is intertwined with the closing of Gair's well. Miach the archmage of Neroche , is determined to hep Morgan find what she needs, not only because of the safety of the Nine Kingdoms hangs in the balance but also because he will do anything to protect her. Together they must search out the mysteries of Ceangail, and the dangers of Morgan's own bloodlines.

Now to rescue the kingdom from total ruin, Morgan and Miach have only each other to trust heart and soul....


Princess of the Sword
(Nine Kingdoms: Book 3)
by Lynn Kurland

Berkley Pub Group
January 1, 2009
Available: January 6, 2009
ISBN #0425225682
EAN #9780425225684
368 pages
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Other Books by
Lynn Kurland

A Tapestry of Spells
The Mammoth Book of Time Travel Romance
Till There Was You
With Every Breath
The Mage's Daughter
When I Fall in Love
Star of the Morning
To Kiss in the Shadows
Much Ado in the Moonlight
The Queen In Winter
Love Came Just In Time
Dreams of Stardust
To Weave a Web of Magic
A Garden In The Rain
From This Moment On
My Heart Stood Still
A Knight's Vow
A Dance Through Time
If I Had You
Opposites Attract
The More I See You
Veils of Time
Another Chance to Dream
The Very Thought of You
Christmas Spirits
This Is All I Ask
A Dance Through Time
The Christmas Cat
Stardust Of Yesterday

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