Lords of Grass and Thunder [NOOK Book]


As Prince Tayy prepares to assume the leadership of the Qubal clans, treacherous enemies threaten his ascension with dark magic-and only the apprentice shaman destined to be Tayy's bride can save him.
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As Prince Tayy prepares to assume the leadership of the Qubal clans, treacherous enemies threaten his ascension with dark magic-and only the apprentice shaman destined to be Tayy's bride can save him.
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Set in Curt Benjamin's Seven Brothers universe (The Prince of Shadow, The Prince of Dreams, and The Gates of Heaven), Lords of Grass and Thunder reinvents the Mongol culture in a fantastical tale about a nomadic dynasty torn apart from within. The warriors of the Qubal clans are finally returning to their families after a long and bloody battle against supernatural foes. But although the war is over, the homecoming doesn't bring peace to the mighty clan. Mergen, khan of the Qubal people, has named his nephew Tayyichiut as heir. And although the heroic Tayy is universally beloved among the families, there are those few who secretly plot his death. Qutula, Mergen's bastard son, is a jealous and power-hungry man whose lust for the throne is further stoked by his equally greedy mother. When a demonic seductress bewitches Qutula, his ambitions catch fire, and he weaves an elaborate scheme to kill Tayy and eventually rule over the Qubal people.Meanwhile, an apprentice shaman named Eluneke begins experiencing strange visions about Tayy: specifically, his untimely death. Can she save Tayy before the demon-possessed Qutula kills him and in the process destroys the clan? In the words of Eluneke's teacher: "An evil wind sighs through the grass. Soon, it will howl…" Set in a majestic and richly described realm eerily reminiscent of 13th-century central Asia, Lords of Grass and Thunder is surprisingly fast-paced for such an expansive story. It's a story that cries out for a sequel, which readers will eagerly await. Paul Goat Allen
Publishers Weekly
In this well-told fantasy set in the same Mongolia-like world as Benjamin's Seven Brothers trilogy (The Prince of Shadow, etc.), the brave yet modest Prince Tayyichiut returns home a hero from a terrible war between the gods and demons. Tayy's uncle, Mergen-Khan, ruler of the nomadic Qubal people, has declared the prince his heir, his bastard sons being ineligible to inherit the khanate. The ensuing intrigues and tussles for the throne go on a tad too long, while some readers may find a last-minute rescue and revival of the protagonist less than credible. Still, the story boasts some memorable shape-shifting characters, including a venomous villain, who's a green serpent woman, and an endearing heroine, Eluneke, who remains lovable even when she turns into a toad. A trip Eluneke makes to the home of the gods, where she struggles to regain her human form, is a high point. As in the Seven Brothers books, Benjamin makes fine use of Mongol culture as background for the Qubal clans, with their love of riddles and their colorful costumes. Agent, JET Literary Associates. (Apr. 5) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
Prince Tayyichiut returns home to his Qubal clan from a war against the demons of the world to find his parents dead and his uncle ruling as khan until Prince Tayy is ready to assume his position as Qubal-khan. To reach his goal, however, the prince must first survive those who would like to see him dead-forces of demons and dark magic. His most likely ally, a young shaman named Eluneke who is gifted with prophecy, must also overcome the obstacles set in her path in order to preserve the life of the next khan. Set in the same world as his "Seven Brothers" trilogy, Benjamin's latest novel makes good use of an exotic culture resembling the nomadic Mongols to tell a story of a young couple's trial by firePons. For most fantasy collections. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101097984
  • Publisher: DAW
  • Publication date: 4/4/2006
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 948,022
  • File size: 712 KB

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    exciting and enthralling stand alone fantasy

    After defeating the enemies of the Cloud Country, Count Mergen Khan and his heir Prince Tayyichiut head euphorically home. The Prince was a hero who played a major role in the triumph. His uncle is only waiting for his nephew to gain more experience before he turns the power over to him. Mergen¿s son Qutvla not officially reorganized as his child wants to be the khan instead of Prince Tayy.--- The snake demon who killed Tayy¿s parents weaves a spell over Qutula to kill Tayy and his father, and marry her so she can be the Khan¿s wife until she kills him and rules in her own right. Tayy¿s one hope is the shaman in training Eluneke who is learning how to use her power and is determined to save her beloved future husband (she saw that in a vision) from death from those he trusts. It will take a lot of power for an untried shaman to go against a demon and her consort but go against them she will in order to save her beloved prince.--- This novel takes place in the same universe as the SEVEN BROTHERS where Tayy was a hero. In LORDS OF GRASS AND THUNDER he comes home an idol but almost immediately he is trapped by court intrigue, serpent demons bent on conquest and the love of a shaman who has much to learn about the use of her powers. His cousin envies Prince Tayy; so out of jealously of his power and the love his father has for him, starts planning to bring him down Curt Benjamin has written an exciting and enthralling stand alone book that readers will enjoy immensely.--- Harriet Klausner

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