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May Earth Rise (Dreamer's Cycle Series #4)

May Earth Rise (Dreamer's Cycle Series #4)

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by Holly Taylor
     
 

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In this conclusion to a powerful saga, cruel deprivation and a full-scale conflict bring the Y Dawnus to the brink of annihilation. In the land of Kymru, High King Arthur has designated the talented pillars of society as the Gifted. These Gifted peoples are essential to his empire. When they are taken captive by the Corianans, King Arthur confronts

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In this conclusion to a powerful saga, cruel deprivation and a full-scale conflict bring the Y Dawnus to the brink of annihilation. In the land of Kymru, High King Arthur has designated the talented pillars of society as the Gifted. These Gifted peoples are essential to his empire. When they are taken captive by the Corianans, King Arthur confronts his mortal enemy, Havgan the Warleader—a formidable opponent backed by menacing powers that threaten to end the magic in Kymru. Forced to enter a treacherous realm where captives are collared and sacrificed, where ruthless territorial boundaries are drawn and enforced, and where death by poisoning and torture are the norm, King Arthur and those loyal to him must fight to save their way of life and to liberate the Gifted. In this captivating and stirring fantasy, only the strongest survive in the pursuit of freedom. Only the deepest passion will drive away the evil that lurks in this mystical land of fragile kingdoms, powerful warlords, and ancient magic.

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Publishers Weekly
Taylor's robust fourth Dreamer's Cycle novel (after 2008's Cry of Sorrow) mixes Arthurian and Celtic mythology with magic, romance, scheming and treachery. Previously dealt a hard blow when warleader Havgan captured the powerful druids and bards of Y Dawnus, Arthur ap Uthyr, high king of Kymru, must free them or lose all hope of reuniting his kingdom. Havgan and his witchfinders, the wyrce-jaga, are doing their best to eradicate all magic users—except Havgan's beloved mistress, the Kymric witch Arianrod. The expanding conflict will pit sons against fathers, sunder lovers and challenge loyalties as hidden secrets seethe beneath brutal schemes and spilled blood. Though a large cast of characters, complex backstory and intricate webs of relationships make this epic Arthurian fantasy a demanding read, Taylor wraps things up neatly, leaving just enough loose ends for the next volume. (Nov.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933836577
Publisher:
Medallion Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Series:
Dreamer's Cycle Series, #4
Pages:
485
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

Holly Taylor is the author of the Dreamer's Cycle series. She is an avid fan and scholar of fantasy; Celtic, Germanic, and Arthurian mythology; and medieval history. She lives in Monrovia, California.

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