The Hidden City (Tamuli Series #3)

The Hidden City (Tamuli Series #3)

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by David Eddings
     
 

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WAR TO THE DEATH
The Pandion Knight Sparhawk had bested the massed forces of the God Cyrgon upon the field of battle. But victory turned to ashes when the foul God's minions kidnapped Sparhawk's wife, the beautiful Queen Ehlana. Sparhawk must surrender Bhelliom, the awesome jewel of power—or Ehlana would die.
But Cyrgon's lackeys had misjudged their foe

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WAR TO THE DEATH
The Pandion Knight Sparhawk had bested the massed forces of the God Cyrgon upon the field of battle. But victory turned to ashes when the foul God's minions kidnapped Sparhawk's wife, the beautiful Queen Ehlana. Sparhawk must surrender Bhelliom, the awesome jewel of power—or Ehlana would die.
But Cyrgon's lackeys had misjudged their foe. Sparhawk fought on, and none of his companions flinched from the awesome struggle, though each must vanquish forces of evil from Tamuli's dark past, and from fetid places beyond human ken.
Still, the full magnitude of their peril was yet to be revealed...Cyrgon had dared the unthinkable: He had called forth Kleal, Bhelliom's opposite, to rend the very world asunder. Thus, as it had ever been decreed, would Bhelliom and Kleal contend for the fate of this world—even as the man Sparhawk must finally face the God Cyrgon, in mortal combat and alone...

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In this conclusion to the trilogy begun with Domes of Fire, Sir Sparhawk must rescue his wife, Queen Ehlana of Elenia, from the followers of the mad god Cyrgon. Her kidnapping occurs as various Church Knights and Atan troops are finishing what they believe are mopping-up operations against the enemies of the Tamuli emperor, Sarabian. Ehlana's abductor is the son of the Styric renegade masterminding a plot against the emperor. Her safe return is promised in exchange for Bhelliom, the powerful living gem responsible for the destruction of the evil god Azash. The Pandion knight Berit, disguised as Sparkhawk by a spell, moves from place to place following the kidnappers' instructions, while Sparhawk, in another guise, seeks allies, and the child-goddess Aphrael (reborn as Ehlana's and Sparhawk's daughter Danae) calls on some reluctant fellow gods to lend aid. These moves are gravely complicated by the machinations of Cyrgon, who has unleashed Klael, the ancient embodiment of evil. A new note of introspection gives a fuller dimension to Eddings's rousing adventure. (Sept.)
Library Journal
To rescue his beloved Queen from the clutches of a mad god's minions, the Pandion Knight Sparhawk confronts a monster capable of destroying his world. The conclusion to the latest series by the best-selling author of "The Belgariad" and other fantasy series promises to be a much-requested title. Libraries should purchase according to demand. [Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 5/1/94.]
Roland Green
In the conclusion of Eddings' latest large-scale fantasy trilogy, The Tamuli, the Pandion Knight Sparhawk searches for his wife, Queen Ehlana, who has been kidnapped in order to force Sparhawk to turn over Bhelliom, the jewel of power, to the evil god Cyrgon. Sparhawk's quest for Ehlana occupies much of the novel, but Eddings makes the search more than complex enough to satisfy readers, especially those who have read earlier volumes in the saga. Among dire hazards encountered as the tale unfolds: Klael, Bhelliom's evil opposite, who is called forth by Cyrgon and must be destroyed before the not-unexpected happy ending. Eddings continues to reward lovers of great, sweeping fantasies with creative ingenuity in characterization, world building, and magical effects. As always, an Eddings tome is a must in fantasy collections of all sizes.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780345390400
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/28/1995
Series:
Tamuli Series, #3
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
231,145
Product dimensions:
4.15(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.05(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

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