Element of Fire

Element of Fire

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by Martha Wells
     
 

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Martha Wells's debut novel, originally published in the United States in 1993, is a rich fantasy featuring kings and queens, sorcerers and wizards, and a devious plot against the throne.See more details below

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Martha Wells's debut novel, originally published in the United States in 1993, is a rich fantasy featuring kings and queens, sorcerers and wizards, and a devious plot against the throne.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In this rich fantasy debut, the medieval-like country of Ile-Rien is threatened by internal turmoil and invasion by the forces of the Fayre. Ile-Rien, ruled in name by weak young King Roland but in fact by the Dowager Queen Ravenna, becomes the staging area for the sorcerer Urbain Grandier's vengeance against his native land, where he had been the victim of an inquisition mounted against magic. Thomas Boniface, captain of the Queen's Guard and Ravenna's former lover, aids the dowager in her fight to maintain stability and counter the pernicious influence of powerful nobles. The political balance is further upset when the court sorcerer dies, weakening the palace's defenses against Fayre and allowing Kade Carrion, the king's illegitimate half-sister, whose mother was the Fayre Queen of Air and Darkness, to return to court after many years of banishment. Skillfully blending the fantastical and the mundane, Wells delights with deft and sympathetic characterization while demonstrating a fine touch for adventure. (July)
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"Skillfully blending the fantastical and the mundane, Wells delights with deft and sympathetic characterization while demonstrating a fine touch for adventure." —Publishers Weekly
Publishers Weekly
"A rich fantasy debut . . . Skillfully blending the fantastical and the mundane, Wells delights with deft and sympathetic characterization while demonstrating a fine touch for adventure."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780615135717
Publisher:
Martha Wells
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)

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