Legacy of Kings: Book Three of the Magister Trilogy

Legacy of Kings: Book Three of the Magister Trilogy

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by C. S. Friedman
     
 

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"C.S. Friedman makes fantastic things-and frightening things-seem very real." -New York Times bestselling author Tad Williams.

The young peasant woman Kamala has proven strong and determined enough to claim the most powerful Magister sorcery for herself-but now the Magisters hunt her for killing one of their own. Her only hope of survival

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"C.S. Friedman makes fantastic things-and frightening things-seem very real." -New York Times bestselling author Tad Williams.

The young peasant woman Kamala has proven strong and determined enough to claim the most powerful Magister sorcery for herself-but now the Magisters hunt her for killing one of their own. Her only hope of survival lies in the northern Protectorates, where spells are warped by a curse called the Wrath that even the Magisters fear. Originally intended to protect the lands of men from creatures known only as souleaters, the Wrath appears to be weakening-and the threat of this ancient enemy is once more falling across the land.

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"C.S. Friedman makes fantastic things — and frightening things — seem very real." — New York Times bestselling author Tad Williams

"A John W. Campbell Award finalist, Friedman shows herself equally adept at both sf and fantasy with a story that is sure to please her many fans." — Library Journal, Starred Review

"Friedman not only delivered, she hit this one right out of the park. Hands down, Legacy of Kings is definitely one of the best speculative fiction titles of the year! ... While everyone is taking about Joe Abercrombie, Brandon Sanderson, Patrick Rothfuss, and many others, C. S. Friedman wrote one of the very best — and perhaps the best — fantasy series of the new millennium." — Pat's Fantasy Hotlist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756407483
Publisher:
DAW
Publication date:
09/04/2012
Series:
Magister Series, #3
Pages:
512
Sales rank:
469,913
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

An acknowledged master of Dark Fantasy, Celia Friedman is a John W. Campbell award finalist, and the author of the highly acclaimed Coldfire Trilogy, New York Times Notable Book of the Year This Alien Shore, In Conquest Born, The Madness Season, The Wilding and The Magister Trilogy.  Ms. Friedman worked for twenty years as a professional costume designer, but retired from that career in 1996 to focus on her writing. She lives in Virginia, and can be contacted via her website, www.csfriedman.com.

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Legacy of Kings 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
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Arrat More than 1 year ago
I loved the series! I recommend reading all three!
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wadraco More than 1 year ago
Excellant! C.S. Friedman brings her Magister series to a stunning conclusion.
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Friedman is a master
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NookUser24 More than 1 year ago
Just as good as the first two, left nothing open.
harstan More than 1 year ago
The Wrath of the Gods has imprisoned the Souleaters who devoured the life essences of mortals; causing the empires to dissolve into barbarism. In the present, a breach in the Wrath allows these monsters to return to the world they devastated forty generations ago. However, the Souleaters learned from the errors of their ancestors so these creatures are more cunning and smarter. Nobody knew they are back except for Witch Queen Siderea Aminestas who is linked to her Souleater queen. The Witch-Queen Siderea intends to sue the Souleaters to destroy the Magister sorcerers who also use the life essence of mortals to fuel their magic. The former monk King Salvator Aurelius senses the Souleaters have entered his High Kingdom; he gets the queen killed, but knows the queen to the south still remains a major threat to all mortals.. Former enemies form an alliance to take down Siderea and her Souleater queen. The Magister Trilogy (see Feast of Souls and Wings of Wrath) comes to a powerful glorious climax with all the major loose ends resolved while also revealing the origin of the Magisters. The story line of the Legacy of Kings is told from various viewpoints which enable the readers to get inside the heads of the different protagonists and antagonists without slowing down the tale. Filled with many twists, series fans will be shocked and enthralled with some of the subplot endings as C.S. Friedman provides a superb quest fantasy. Harriet Klausner
RichardB More than 1 year ago
Brilliant!