Fugitive Prince: First Book of The Alliance of Light (The Wars of Light and Shadow, Book 4) [NOOK Book]

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Where there is light, there must always be shadow? The fourth volume in Janny Wurts?s spectacular epic fantasy.The schism began with two half-brothers empowered to subdue a Mistwraith. In revenge it cursed them to a life of perpetual conflict. Each believes absolutely in his cause, and loathes the other for opposing it?Lysaer, Prince of the Light ? a charismatic leader sworn to set humanity free from sorcerous oppression. He claims divine power to safeguard his people from an enemy he is convinced will destroy ...
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Fugitive Prince: First Book of The Alliance of Light (The Wars of Light and Shadow, Book 4)

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Overview

Where there is light, there must always be shadow… The fourth volume in Janny Wurts’s spectacular epic fantasy.The schism began with two half-brothers empowered to subdue a Mistwraith. In revenge it cursed them to a life of perpetual conflict. Each believes absolutely in his cause, and loathes the other for opposing it…Lysaer, Prince of the Light – a charismatic leader sworn to set humanity free from sorcerous oppression. He claims divine power to safeguard his people from an enemy he is convinced will destroy them.Arithon, Master of Shadow – a trained mage who wishes for nothing but to defuse war, and search out the vanished old races who hold the key to restore the world’s shattered peace.When Koriani enchantresses join forces with Lysaer, new intrigues upset Arithon’s hard-won autonomy. Faction is set against faction, heart against heart, and the scene is set for an explosive recurrence of war. The curse of the Mistwraith echoes eternal…
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780007346929
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/25/2010
  • Series: Wars of Light and Shadow Series , #4
  • Sold by: Harper Collins UK
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: ePub edition
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 271,724
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Janny Wurts is the author of the ‘Cycle of Fire’ series, co-author of the Empire series and is currently working through the Wars of Light and Shadow series. She paints all her own covers and is also an expert horsewoman, sailor, musician and archer.


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  • Posted June 30, 2010

    Another smashing installment

    4.5 stars. I'm not really happy with any of my reviews of this series, so I'm putting this in every one: Mistwraith is an incredibly compelling, action filled, gut wrenching, heart stopping adventure with one of the most incredible love stories I've read in a long time.

    As in the previous books, the plot is intricate and compelling. The battle continues with Lysaer wanting to wage war and Arithon fleeing to try and avoid more killing, which tears him to pieces. Each book adds more layers to the overall picture of the world of Athera, the ancient Paravians who have disappeared, the mystery of where they went and why humans are on this world at all. It reminds me of one of those pictures with many layers of sheer paper with the objects colored in that keep building complexity upon complexity until the image is very rich and powerful.

    An intense and emotional scene consists of the sorcerers confronting Lysaer and giving him alternate choices of action.

    One of the important things that emerges more completely in this book is that since their empathic connection while healing the fisherman in Merior, Elaira and Arithon are able to maintain an empathic connection with one another and are able to be aware of how the other one is feeling by reaching out empathetically. The love that develops in this way is quite powerful, even though they are not able to be together because of Elaira's oath to the Koriani for celibacy and obedience.

    I only gave this one four and a half stars because it was not quite as compelling as the previous three in that the action sequences are not as related to each other as in the previous books. They are spinning what is to emerge in later books, which I found as I continued to read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 6, 2014

    Brilliant, filled with tension

    The fourth book in the Wars of Light and Shadow series continues the story with unexpected twists and turns. This is a brilliant series that should be more widely read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 14, 2012

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  • Posted August 6, 2010

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    Savor the Depth of Layers and Creative Brilliance

    The opening installment for the third arc of the Wars of Light and Shadow satisfied through multilayer revelations yet drove my yearning for more to even greater heights of tantalization. I felt less connected to the characters this time around, but fully entrenched and sated with the world building discoveries - the history, the magic, the conflicts across the ages. I thrive on the whisper of near-forgotten legends and thrill to the song of mystical cosmic resonance.

    For the rest of my review, please visit GoodReads: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/59523976

    For an in depth book club discussion of the entire series, join us at the Beyond Reality group: http://www.goodreads.com/group/show_book/16548.Beyond_Reality?group_book_id=261287

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    Way too detailed and hard to follow

    The descriptive nature of this prose is constant and you tend to lose the plot in all the wordiness.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2002

    Suspenseful and filled with exquisite detail

    This book is a great escape from the harsh realities. The details make it seem very real. I found this book extremely difficult to put down. If you like fantasy then read this book--but start at the beginning of the Wars of Light & Shadow series. Otherwise it is near impossible to figure out what's going on.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2000

    Fantasy Perfected

    this book is one of the best i have read so far. in my opinion, it is the best of the Alliance of Light (partly because it is the first one i read) and has its own dust-free place on my bookshelf!

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