×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

An Ill Fate Marshalling
     

An Ill Fate Marshalling

4.0 2
by Glen Cook
 

See All Formats & Editions


King Bragi Ragnorson decides to join Chatelain Mist’s coup against the Dread Empire. Varhlokkur — the King’s wizard — tries to dissuade Ragnorson from this chosen path, but only the drum-beat of war is heard. The King’s Spymaster Michael Trebilcock joins with the wizard to stave off The Ill Fate Marshaling, to no effect.
Many of the

Overview


King Bragi Ragnorson decides to join Chatelain Mist’s coup against the Dread Empire. Varhlokkur — the King’s wizard — tries to dissuade Ragnorson from this chosen path, but only the drum-beat of war is heard. The King’s Spymaster Michael Trebilcock joins with the wizard to stave off The Ill Fate Marshaling, to no effect.
Many of the characters from past volumes take center stage, and the climatic events of this book shake the world of the Dread Empire to its very core, creating A Path to Coldness of Heart. Glen Cook’s final Dread Empire novel was to have been published 20 years ago, but the manuscript was stolen, and the fate of The Dread Empire has been in Limbo — until now! Night Shade is proud to present the long delayed final Dread Empire Trilogy, of which An Ill Fate Marshaling is Volume 2.

Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
This character-driven epic fantasy novel from 1988 has not aged well. Cook reintroduces the womanizing and quick-tempered Bragi Ragnarson, soon after his ascension to the throne of Kavelin (as described in Reap the East Wind, republished in October). While all appears calm after the recent victory against the Dread Empire, factions within the kingdom are already plotting to replace Bragi with someone more malleable, while the new king begins to feel trapped by his new responsibilities. When the exiled princess Mist approaches him asking for aid to retake her kingdom, Bragi recklessly agrees, throwing his army into yet another war, leaving his own throne unprotected, and ostracizing his most powerful ally, the wizard Varthlokkur. While the repetition of major events from the first installment is helpful for new readers, the heavily abbreviated fight scenes, dull and laconic prose, and haphazard plot are uninspiring. (Dec.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597803205
Publisher:
Night Shade Books
Publication date:
12/06/2011
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
914,748
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

Related Subjects

Meet the Author

Born in 1944, Glen Cook grew up in northern California, served in the U.S. Navy, and attended the University of Missouri. Cook began to write while working for General Motors at an auto assembly plant. He has published many science fiction and fantasy novels, including the Garrett P.I. series of novels about an occult-detective, and the very popular Black Company books, and the Dread Empire series. He retired from his job at GM and lives near St. Louis, Missouri, with his wife Carol.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

An Ill Fate Marshalling 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
jlacortiglia More than 1 year ago
3 Stars only because the previous books are good. I'm waiting for this book to become a nook book so that I can finish out the series. Books 1 and 3 are in Nook format already......what happened to this one. I would like to see this as a nook book so that I can read all three. Thanks.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago