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Cobweb Empire
     

Cobweb Empire

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by Vera Nazarian
 

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In a world where no one can die, she alone can kill...

COBWEB EMPIRE (Cobweb Bride Trilogy, Book Two) is the second book of the intricate epic fantasy flavored by Renaissance history and the romantic myth of Persephone, about death’s ultimatum to the world.

Now that she’s Death’s Champion, what will Percy do?

In a world where all

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In a world where no one can die, she alone can kill...

COBWEB EMPIRE (Cobweb Bride Trilogy, Book Two) is the second book of the intricate epic fantasy flavored by Renaissance history and the romantic myth of Persephone, about death’s ultimatum to the world.

Now that she’s Death’s Champion, what will Percy do?

In a world where all death and dying has ceased, and only one person can kill, everyone can only expect a miracle. But what if it’s just the tip of the iceberg?

Percy Ayren must make her way south, despite all odds, to the place where the death shadow of the Cobweb Bride calls her. With the help of her companions and the invincible black knight, Lord Beltain Chidair whose enigmatic presence disturbs her in a way she cannot explain, Percy must continue her quest, while the mortal world falls apart around them….

Meanwhile, the Marquis Vlau Fiomarre faces the truth of his impossible feelings for Claere Liguon, the Emperor’s daughter. He had cruelly taken her life, and now he must serve her until his last dying breath—it is no longer a matter of honor but secret passion.

And now, the world itself is changing…. A new dark witch rises, and she will make your heart freeze with her beauty and power….

Empires clash, kings and emperors and gods vie for supremacy, the living and the dead are at war, while love stories play out in amazing directions, and new mind-blowing mysteries are born.

Experience the stunning continuation of the epic story in Cobweb Empire.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940045307352
Publisher:
Norilana Books
Publication date:
09/25/2013
Series:
Cobweb Bride , #2
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
152,602
File size:
850 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

VERA NAZARIAN immigrated to the USA from the former USSR as a kid, sold her first story at the age of 17, and since then has published numerous works in anthologies and magazines, and has seen her fiction translated into eight languages.

She made her novelist debut with the critically acclaimed arabesque "collage" novel DREAMS OF THE COMPASS ROSE (2002), followed by epic fantasy about a world without color, LORDS OF RAINBOW (2003). Her novella THE CLOCK KING AND THE QUEEN OF THE HOURGLASS from PS Publishing with an introduction by Charles de Lint made the Locus Recommended Reading List for 2005. Her debut short fiction collection SALT OF THE AIR, with an introduction by Gene Wolfe, contains the 2007 Nebula Award-nominated "The Story of Love."

Recent work includes the 2008 Nebula Award-nominated, self-illustrated baroque fantasy novella THE DUKE IN HIS CASTLE (2008), the hilarious and surprisingly romantic Jane Austen parodies MANSFIELD PARK AND MUMMIES (2009), NORTHANGER ABBEY AND ANGELS AND DRAGONS (2010), PRIDE AND PLATYPUS: Mr Darcy's Dreadful Secret (2012), science fiction collection AFTER THE SUNDIAL (2010), inspirational daily reader THE PERPETUAL CALENDAR OF INSPIRATION (2010), relationship and love advice parody VAMPIRES ARE FROM VENUS, WEREWOLVES ARE FROM MARS (2012), and the Renaissance epic fantasy COBWEB BRIDE Trilogy (2013).

She is working on a number of book-length projects including QUALIFY (The Atlantis Grail Trilogy, Book One), LADY OF MONOCHROME (a sequel to LORDS OF RAINBOW), a new Compass Rose milieu novel GODS OF THE COMPASS ROSE, and the AIREALM Trilogy.

After many years in Los Angeles, Vera lives in a small town in Vermont, and uses her Armenian sense of humor and her Russian sense of suffering to bake conflicted pirozhki and make art.

In addition to being a writer and award-winning artist, she is also the publisher of Norilana Books.

Official website: www.veranazarian.com

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Cobweb Empire 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Lourena More than 1 year ago
I usually only read free books, and frequently am satisfied with reading the first in a series and putting the second on my wish list so that when I get a gift card I can buy it. But I had to get the second, and I loved it and I want the third so bad.  I love the characters, I love the unpredictability of the plot. Very few mistakes dragged me from  the story. So glad to have found this series. A bit gory, and definitely macabre, but so inventive and fantastical I hated for it to end.
lrlee More than 1 year ago
In this second of a series, we find out more about the women who were the candidates for the Cobweb Bride. They are caught up in the webs of politics surrounding Death’s strange desire. The story is compelling as we bear witness the depths of what some will do in the name of loyalty. Again, the creep factor is high which is both fun and horrifying. I enjoyed finding out more about these characters. It’s a great read. Really looking forward to the third book. Highly recommended.
Paperback_Wonderland More than 1 year ago
Do you ever regret giving 5 stars to the first book of a series, not because it doesn't deserve it, but because the second book is even better and you have no way to make the rating reflect that? Because that's the case here. Cobweb Empire picks up right where Cobweb Bride left off - I can't say where, and how, exactly, because that would just spoil the whole first book for those who haven't read it, but let's just say that Percy is a girl on a mission, appointed by Death himself (this is still weird for me, by the way - in Portuguese Death is a woman...) and the whole troupe is there with her. But things are getting progressively worse in the world. It's not just the fact that people have ceased dying - places are disappearing at dusk, going missing into the shadows and sometimes, when light returns, they do not come back. So Percy's mission, which she undertakes accompanied by the Black Knight Beltain, must be completed with the utmost urgency. We revisit the delightful Lady Amaryllis and Lord Nathan of Morphea, who are still prisoners and have the most imaginative escape I've ever read! I love these two so much! I really hope we'll get to see more of them! We are introduced to some new characters - I'll let everyone discover them on their own when they read the book, with one exception: the Sovereign of the Sapphire Court, Rumanar Avalais. I could spend the rest of my life writing about my fascination and, dare I say it, love for evil ladies. For instance, Princess Aurora is so dull, all she does is sleep and sing, but Maleficent? That's a lady with a plan, an awesome name, an amazing wardrobe, a clever pet, and the ability to turn into a dragon. Also, Izma, and Ursula, and all the awesome poisoners, schemers, power hungry women in every story ever. Evil ladies, what can I say? Role models, really. Her Brilliance (a title I shall claim if my plans to rule the world come to fruition) Rumanar Avalais entered right away into this pantheon. She has the most amazing beauty routine, which consists of draining the life out of beautiful young girls and keeping herself forever young. Right there I was quite taken - but she did all this while ruling her own kingdom and being the very definition of "all shall love me and despair". Plus, she's quite the trickster as we come to find out in the very last page... I shall say no more but that Rumanar Avalais is probably my second favourite character of this series. The first being, of course, the undead Infanta Claere Liguon who though admittedly lacking in evil ways makes up for it by being a very frail lady who suddenly finds herself empowered by her death (...or undeath) at the hands of her murderer turned... what? Yes, that's the only downside to this book. I was really looking forward to Claere and Vlau and their complex relationship. Because really, what do you do when you kill someone and then fall in love with them? Still, I loved this book so, so much! I'm still suffering from an absolutely soul crushing book hangover because of it. Send help. In the form of the third book, preferably.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Death can't function, so Percy is on an epic Quest...add in knights, Empires, Kingdoms, sorcery, gods and goddesses, all with the romance and trappings of the European Renaissance. A great mash up and definite page turner!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sniffed around for herbs. Moved closer to a rock and nipped off a few stems of catmint. She snifded for more herbs.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am really enjoying this series. I started with the first as a freebie, then bought this second, and am purchasing the third next. I am an avid reader, but tend to not buy a lot of books that carry on in series. When I read these I feel like I am getting my money's worth in a great story. I have found some typos and spots where quotation marks are missing or names are misspelled, but it definitely doesn't detract from the story. The plot is different and interesting. I highly recommend the books and hope the third doesn't disappoint.
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Pads in and starts working on a strange wooden object.
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SJW446 More than 1 year ago
I loved the whole trilogy.  Unique and kept me turning the pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Has the answer
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I am absolutely in love with this series!
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