Besieged (Outcast Chronicles Series #1)

Besieged (Outcast Chronicles Series #1)

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by Rowena Cory Daniells
     
 

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The story follows the fate of a tribe of dispossessed mystics. Vastly outnumbered by people without magical abilities, they are persecuted because ordinary people fear their gifts. This persecution culminates in a bloody pogrom sanctioned by the king who lays siege to the Celestial City, last bastion of the mystics. When the city falls, the mystic leader

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The story follows the fate of a tribe of dispossessed mystics. Vastly outnumbered by people without magical abilities, they are persecuted because ordinary people fear their gifts. This persecution culminates in a bloody pogrom sanctioned by the king who lays siege to the Celestial City, last bastion of the mystics. When the city falls, the mystic leader negotiates their surrender and her people are exiled from their homeland.

The Outcast Chronicles follows the fate of a tribe of dispossessed mystics. Vastly outnumbered by people without magical abilities, they are persecuted because ordinary people fear their gifts. This persecution culminates in a bloody pogrom sanctioned by the king who lays siege to the Celestial City, last bastion of the mystics. When the city falls, the mystic leader negotiates their surrender and her people are exiled from their homeland.
King Chald has laid siege to the Celestial City, home of the mystics. Scholar-warrior Tobazim went to the city seeking glory, now he’s trapped along with the rest of his people. Surrounded and outnumbered, Imoshen, leader of the mystics, accepts banishment for her kind.
Far from the siege, Ronnyn and his family live in hiding. He and his sister have grown up listening to their mother’s stories of the Celestial City. He dreams of going there one day, unaware that his family will be hunted down and executed, if they don’t leave with the rest of their people.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781781080115
Publisher:
Rebellion
Publication date:
06/26/2012
Series:
Outcast Chronicles Series , #1
Pages:
672
Sales rank:
599,967
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.70(d)

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Meet the Author

Rowena Cory Daniells lives in Queensland, Australia, by the bay with her husband and has six children. She has devoted five years to studying each of these martial arts: Tae Kwon Do, Aikido and Iaido, the art of the Samurai Sword. She has supported the writing community by serving on the management committees of two Australian national genre awards, the Queensland Writers Centre, the Brisbane Writers Festival and Fantastic Queensland. Her short stories have appeared in magazines and anthologies including ‘Dreaming DownUnder’ which won World Best Fantasy and ‘Dreaming Again’. The first trilogy for Solaris The Chronicles of Kin Rolen's Kin became a best-seller in Europe in 2010 and much sought-after in the USA.

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Besieged: The Outcast Chronicles 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As with all her books, this series is well written and unpredictable as the story unfolds. I laughed, I cried, and couldn't put it down. Immense depth to characters, filled with action, espionage, passion, unique magic, despair and most of all... hope. If you are familiar the works of Judith Tarr, Kate Elliott, or Melanie Rawn you will enjoy this author's works!
BookGirlR81 6 months ago
I’m going to be upfront about something right away; please don’t judge me. I bought this book because I fell in love with the cover. Look at it. It’s beautiful. Can you blame me? It was when I started reading Besieged that I realized this novel is beautiful inside and out. I became emotionally invested in the lives of the characters. If I hadn't been able to finish reading this in one day I would have worried about the characters while not reading. The fantastic world building and political intrigue in this epic fantasy novel will keep you reading for hours that feel like seconds. I read Besieged in one day and immediately ordered the second and third in the series. I highly recommend reading Besieged.
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Likes-to-readRR More than 1 year ago
Loved this series. Well written. Great story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast reading, plot twists, good characters
clambakecat More than 1 year ago
I have just finished the entire series and was amazed at how this world sucks you in! I cannot wait to see if there is a fourth book. I defiantly recommend this series to anyone who loves  a great adventure/romance/SyFI