Archive For The “Epic” Category
By Anthony Ryan
The exciting end to the “deftly and initially achieved” (Booklist) New York Times bestselling Raven’s Shadow trilogy from the writer of Blood Song and Tower Lord.
After battling again from the threshold of demise, Queen Lyrna is decided to repel the invading Volarian military and regain the independence of the Unified Realm. to complete her ambitions she mustn't ever simply rally her unswerving supporters, but in addition align herself with forces that own the unusual and sundry presents of the darkish, and take the struggle to her enemy’s doorstep.
Victory rests at the shoulders of Vaelin Al Sorna, conflict Lord of the world. even though, the Volarians have a brand new weapon on their facet that Vaelin needs to wreck if the world is to be triumphant: a mysterious best friend being able to provide unnaturally lengthy existence to his servants. And defeating one that can't be killed is a virtually most unlikely problem, specially whilst Vaelin’s blood-song, the paranormal strength that has made him the epic fighter he's, has long gone ominously silent…
While the preliminary conflict for Husaquahr has been gained, darkish forces are amassing to the south. yet earlier than the darkish Baron and the Demon Prince can placed their plans into motion, they should care for Throckmorton P. Ruddygore, grasp sorcerer who suspects that every one isn't really accurately.
Once back Ruddygore needs to name at the support of the 2 people, Joe and Marge, and jointly they have to face the evil forces that threaten Husaquahr with annihilation. one of many Council of 13 should be the darkish Baron, and the Baron is plotting with the Demon Prince to shatter the delicate peace and produce Armageddon to the magic global past the ocean of Dreams.
By Glen Cook
Welcome to the realm of the Instrumentalities of the evening, the place imps, demons, and darkish gods rule within the areas surrounding upstart humanity. on the edges of the realm stand partitions of ice which push slowly ahead to reclaim the land for the evening. And on the world's middle, within the Holy Land the place nice religions have been born, are the Wells of Ihrain, the resource of the best magics. during the last century the Patriarchs of the West have demanded crusades to say the Wells from the Pramans, the fans of the Written. Now an uneasy truce extends among the Pramans and the West, watching for a spark to begin the clash anew.
Then, on a project within the Holy Land, the younger Praman warrior Else is attacked through a creature of the Dark-in influence, a minor god. Too ignorant to grasp that he can by no means succeed over this kind of factor, he fights it and wins, and in so doing, units the terrors of the evening opposed to him.
As a present for his good fortune, Else is shipped as a secret agent to the guts of the Patriarchy to direct their consciousness clear of extra ventures into the Holy Lands. Dogged through hidden enemies and faithless allies, Else witnesses mindless butchery and wonderful acts of religion as he penetrates to the very middle of the Patriarchy and rides along their armies in a brand new campaign opposed to his personal humans. however the evening rides with him, too, sending of its once-human brokers from the a long way north to assassinate him.
Submerged in his position, he starts off to doubt his religion, his nation, even his relatives. As his undertaking careens uncontrolled, he faces unanswerable questions on his destiny. it's stated that God will comprehend his personal, yet can person who has slain gods ever be aware of forgiveness?
In The Tyranny of the Night, Glen prepare dinner introduces a brand new fable epic for the ages.
By Jeff Inlo
Ryson Acumen reveals that his time of carrier to the folks of Uton isn't but entire. including Holli Brances and Lief Woodson, they have to interact once again to finish a growing to be possibility and to fulfill their very own indisputable destinies. Their reason isn't with no loss or sacrifice as they try to conflict gruesome forces of malevolence. lower than the conniving information of the serp Sazar, legions of darkish creatures upward thrust out of darkish Spruce woodland and the serp turns his lustful eyes eastward. focusing on the outposts and farmlands surrounding Connel, Sazar types a depressing military to overcome the human city.
Even as Ryson and his elf acquaintances fight opposed to such foes, they appear to the strong wizard Enin for reduction, however the spell caster continues to be withdrawn from approximately each conflict. it truly is inside him to decimate the full horde, however the outcomes of such meant activities hassle Enin's very soul. An figuring out of stability has taught the wizard greater than warning; it has led him to the presence of a being of equivalent energy, yet a creature with intentions of malice. Enin's unwillingness to intervene within the offerings of people is born of the assumption that he needs to let all these round him to hunt their very own direction in addition to their very own final destiny.
By Dakota Krout
For eons, conquering dungeons has been the best technique to turn into a powerful adventurer. even if, no longer every little thing is as effortless because it turns out. a number of questions have constantly plagued the brain of these that input those legendary areas of energy: Why are there such a lot of monsters? the place does the superb weaponry and heavy gold cash come from? Why does the very air fill with life-giving energies?!
By Margaret Weis
After the 4 worlds Alfred has eventually found his humans on Chelstra, the area of sea. yet his travels have taught him to be cautious... and Alfred quickly realizes his warning is justified, even among his personal type. the only individual Alfred can trust is, unusually, Haplo the Patryn. yet Haplo's lord has decreed all Sartan to be the enemy, and Haplo dares no longer pass opposed to his lord. Now the companions have arrived in a land the place people, elves, and dwarves have discovered to stay in peace. blind to an even higher chance to the entire nation-states, it is Sartan and Patryn who will disrupt this alliance of the lesser races of their fight to realize keep watch over of all 4 worlds. merely Alfred and Haplo realize that they've got a far older -- and extra robust -- enemy than each one other...
By Dave Duncan
At the heels of his resoundingly praised delusion sequence the nice video game, writer Dave Duncan returns to the shape with which he initially validated his popularity: the epic sword-and-sorcery experience. The breathtaking saga of THE KING'S BLADES starts off with THE GILDED CHAIN, the relentlessly fascinating tale of an unheard of swordsman expert from early early life to take his position one of the King's elite corps of warrior/bodyguards in a dangerously doubtful myth realm. Audaciously taking as his personal identify of Kingdom's such a lot fabled champion of in the past, Durandel sees his lifelong dream of serving his liege dashed to bits when
he is bonded for all times, to not his loved king, yet to an effete noble fop. But
Destiny has inscrutable plans for this capable younger knight in an old, remoted city
in a land faraway from the blood intrigues of the perilous courtroom. On a undertaking that
promises glory and nice treasures, grisly secrets and techniques of opulence and immortality will
be revealed--while numerous betrayals and untold horrors mix to threaten a striking destiny prophesied for a warrior who may be the mightiest hero within the historical past of the monarchy.
By Robert Jordan
As revolution brews within the shadowy streets of Belverus, Conan braves the traps and treacheries of the Royal Palace of the Dragon. Pursued by way of the luscious and shameless Sularia, the amazing warrior demanding situations a magic-spawned risk that can't die: the invincible Simulacrum of Albanus.