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

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

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by Janny Wurts
     
 

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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

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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 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…

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780007346929
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/25/2010
Series:
Wars of Light and Shadow Series , #4
Sold by:
HarperCollins Publishers
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
466,395
File size:
1 MB

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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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Fugitive Prince (Alliance of Light #1) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
sleo More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Titles of Pandemonium There are several titles you can achieve through hardwork to show milestones. Keep your biography up to date with titles and ranks! Keeping it up to date will be your lifeline to getting more. The list is below with descriptions:<br /> Normal:<br /> nexo: you started in the Clan as an Exo and stuck around until Dux<br /> klipto: you are at least a Felis<br /> obsilet: you are at least a Tiro<br /> hemorro: you completed Tiro training<br /> krisperia: you are learning the herbs from a master<br /> credio: you have learnt the herbs<br /> quinti/ruiti: you are a queen/mate of a queen<br /> skiptor: you are an overachiever and constantly help around camp<br /> wskipine: you helped win a major battle and are a war hero<br /> aspiri: you are an active member and help the Clan thrive often<br /> jspirji: you have had extra training from a Vicri or higher to become an elite officer<br /> vraint: you are a title collector and have earnt all of the normal titles, deservant of respect and trust from the Dux and higher<p>Special, Limited Time, Titles*:<br />hremnio: you were here at the beginning, active: September 1, 2014-September 20, 2014<br />bferan: you passed the New Night's Challenge, active: December 30-January 3<br />lopesd: you passed the Valentine's Day Challenge, active: February 10-February 16<br />lucus: yoy passed the March Madness Challenge, active: March<br />yuptin: you passed the Summer Time Joy, active: June 20-July 1<br />gorexcre: you passed the Hallow's Eve Challenge, active: October 25-October 30<br />festbri: you passed the Fall Festive Challenge, active: October 25-November 25<br />xrect: you passed the Winter Festival Challenge and attended the Winter Festival, active: December 20-December 28<br />colletro: you collected all of the special titles, proving yourself even more worthy<br />*Special Titles require proof, so when you go to tell someone you have earnt them, please present the proof unless the locations is already known.</p> <p> ~LB</p>
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There are several titles you can achieve through hardwork to show milestones. Keep your biography up to date with titles and ranks! Keeping it up to date will be your lifelin to getting more. The list is below with descriptions:<br>Normal:<br>necxo: you started in the Clan as an Exo and stuck around until Dux<br>klipto: you are at least a Felis<br>obsilet: you are at least a Tiro<br>hemorro: you completed Tiro training<br>krisperia: you are learning the herbs from a master<br>credio: you have learnt the herbs<br>quinti/ruiti: you are a queen/mate of a queen<br>skiptor: you are an overachiever and constantly help around camp<br>wskipine: you helped win a major battle and are a war hero<br>aspiri: you are an active member and help the Clan thrive often<br>jspirji: you have had extra training from a Vicri or higher to become an elite officer<br>vraint: you are a title collector and have earnt all of the normal titles, deservant of respect and trust from the Dux and higher<p>Special, Limited Time, Titles*:<br>hremnio: you were here at tge beginnin, active: September 1, 2014-September 20, 2014<br>bferan: you passed the New Night's Challenge, active: December 30-January 3<br>lopesd: you passed the Valentine's Day Challenge, active: February 10-February 16<br>lucus: yoy passed the March Madness Challenge, active: March<br>yuptin: you passed the Summer Time Joy, active: June 20-July 1<br>gorexcre: you passed the Hallow's Eve Challenge, active: October 25-October 30<br>festbri: you passed the Fall Festive Challenge, active: October 25-November 25<br>xrect: you passed the Winter Festival Challenge and attended the Winter Festival, active: December 20-December 28<br>colletro: you collected all of the special titles, proving yourself even more worthy<br>*Special Titles require proof, so when you go to tell someone you have earnt them, please present the proof unless the locations is already known.<p>~L&beta
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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
JonMoss More than 1 year ago
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
Saya More than 1 year ago
The descriptive nature of this prose is constant and you tend to lose the plot in all the wordiness.