The Born Queen

The Born Queen

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In The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone, Greg Keyes has crafted a brilliant saga of magic, adventure, and love set against a backdrop of clashing empires and an ancient, reawakened evil. Now, with The Born Queen, Keyes brings his epic to a masterly close, gathering the strands of plot and character into a stunning climax that both completes and transcends all that has gone before.

The Briar King is dead, and the world itself follows him to ruin. Aspar White, wounded and tired, must embark on one last quest to save the forest and the people he loves, but he has little hope of success.

Anne Dare at last sits on the throne of Crotheny, but for how long? The Church, now led by the corrupt and powerful Marché Hespero, has declared a holy war against her, giving the king of Hansa the pretext he needs to unleash his vast might on the young queen and her unready army.

But Hansa is the least of Anne’s worries. The Hellrune, war seer of Hansa, strikes at her through vision and prophecy. The Kept–last of the elder Skasloi lords–weaves his own dark webs. Anne’s teacher and ally in the sedos world might also be her worst enemy, and Anne’s own mounting strength compels her toward madness.

Surviving these dangers and mastering her eldritch abilities are merely prelude to the real struggle. There are many–some with power matching or even exceeding Anne’s own–who are willing to kill in order to seize control. For whoever sits upon the throne will have the ultimate command to bring about the world’s salvation–or its apocalypse.

Baker & Taylor
With the Briar King dead, dark forces wrangle for control of the land, and Anne Dare is forced to use all her skill and determination as she faces opposition, both material and magical, on all sides and moves toward a final confrontation with her enemies.

Blackwell North Amer
In The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone, Greg Keyes has crafted a saga of magic, adventure, and love set against a backdrop of clashing empires and an ancient, reawakened evil. Now, with The Born Queen, Keyes brings his epic to a masterly close, gathering the strands of plot and character into a climax that both completes and transcends all that has gone before.
The Briar King is dead, and the world itself follows him to ruin. Aspar White, wounded and tired, must embark on one last quest to save the forest and the people he loves, but he has little hope of success.
Anne Dare at last sits on the throne of Crotheny, but for how long? The Church, now led by the corrupt and powerful Marche Hespero, has declared a holy war against her, giving the king of Hansa the pretext he needs to unleash his vast might on the young queen and her unready army.
But Hansa is the least of Anne's worries. The Hellrune, war seer of Hansa, strikes at her through vision and prophecy. The Kept - last of the elder Skasloi lords - weaves his own dark webs. Anne's teacher and ally in the sedos world might also be her worst enemy, and Anne's own mounting strength compels her toward madness.
Surviving these dangers and mastering her eldritch abilities are merely prelude to the real struggle. There are many - some with power matching or even exceeding Anne's own - who are willing to kill in order to seize control. For whoever sits upon the throne will have the ultimate command to bring about the world's salvation - or its apocalypse.

Baker
& Taylor

With the Briar King dead, dark forces wrangle for control of the land, and Anne Dare is forced to use all her skill and determination as she faces opposition, both material and magical, on all sides and she moves toward a final confrontation with her enemies, with the fate of all humankind at stake, in the conclusion of the Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone series. 25,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Del Rey/Ballantine Books, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
Series:
ISBN: 9780345440693
0345440692
Branch Call Number: F KEY
Characteristics: 448 p. : map ; 25 cm

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