Mirror of Worlds (Crown of the Isles Series #2) [NOOK Book]

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The Mirror of the Worlds is the second in the Crown of the Isles trilogy, which will conclude the epic Lord of the Isles series. The Fortress of Glass began the tale of how the new kingdom of the Isles is finally brought into being by the group of heroes and heroines who have been central to all the books in the series: Prince Garric, heir to the throne of the Isles, his consort Liane, his sister Sharina, her herculean sweetheart Cashel, and his sister Ilna. The powers of magic in the Isles have flooded to a ...
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Mirror of Worlds (Crown of the Isles Series #2)

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Overview


The Mirror of the Worlds is the second in the Crown of the Isles trilogy, which will conclude the epic Lord of the Isles series. The Fortress of Glass began the tale of how the new kingdom of the Isles is finally brought into being by the group of heroes and heroines who have been central to all the books in the series: Prince Garric, heir to the throne of the Isles, his consort Liane, his sister Sharina, her herculean sweetheart Cashel, and his sister Ilna. The powers of magic in the Isles have flooded to a thousand-year peak, and even local magicians can perform powerful spells normally beyond their control. Fantastic forces from all angles threaten, trying to keep Garric and his companions apart to thwart the reunification of the Isles. Now the world itself has suffered a magical upheaval. The ocean has receded and the Isles have become the higher ground of a newly formed continent. But the new continent is a patchwork of geography from the dispast and future, peopled by creatures from all times and places. Garric and his companions must now struggle for the survival of humanity.

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Publishers Weekly

Three strong women on separate missions dominate this slow-moving middle volume (after 2006's The Fortress of Glass) in the trilogy slated to round out Drake's long-running Lord of the Isles series. Prince Garric's sister, Sharina, the wizardess Tenoctris and Ilna the witch-weaver face the lion's share of adventure, taking on tasks to help Garric reunite the Isles. The self-effacing Tenoctris must draw huge amounts of magical power to help Garric defeat a new enemy called the Last. Sharina abandons princessly femininity to mount an offensive against a city overwhelmed by the Last while her brother quests after the mythical Yellow King. Ilna, who's taken on the job of personally eradicating the catlike Coerli despite Garric's attempts to make peace with them, faces her prejudices against a society that mirrors her own. While "second book blues" bogs things down a bit, Drake balances it with vivid descriptions and lots of action. (July)

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Unified under the leadership of Prince Garric and his companions, the Kingdom of the Isles now faces a new set of challenges. The receding ocean, responding to an upheaval of magic, has transformed the isles into mountains of a new continent containing creatures from the pasts and futures of many places, many of whom wish to make war on humans and take the world for themselves. In this second volume of his "Crown of the Isles" trilogy (after The Fortress of Glass), Drake maintains his consistently excellent storytelling, creating appealing characters and intriguing situations while offering a new twist on world events. Fans of Drake's "Lord of the Isles" series will want this latest installment in a popular fantasy saga.


—Jackie Cassada
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Praise for The Fortress of Glass

“Solidly crafted fantasy.”—Publishers Weekly

“In a refreshing change from other books in the genre, Drake has a light touch with his characters, making them believable and serious without becoming overly ponderous or melodramatic. He employs the standard epic fantasy tropes of action, sorcery and romance to great effect in this exciting, compelling read.”—Romantic Times BOOKreviews

“Drake possesses every skill necessary to make this story a thoroughly absorbing, even to new readers. Those who have sailed with him through the preceding two Isles trilogies ought to eagerly demand it.” —Booklist

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429952194
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Publication date: 7/10/2007
  • Series: Lord of the Isles Series , #8
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 223,382
  • File size: 7 MB

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David Drake

DAVID DRAKE lives in Pittsboro, NC
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    Due to the magic of wizards, the Isle has become a hodgepodge continent of past and present people and places. If that calamity is not enough, different species of past and future are converging on the present that, if unchecked, humanity will cease to exist. The Coerli cat people are a special breed who Ilna the witchweaver wants eradicated although most humans see them as mindless slaves. The Lost from the future seeks control of the world and destruction of all life forms. Prince Garric and his sister Sharina believe the Coerli can be brought into the empire as equals. They work separately to kill off the Lost in their world and close the gate so they cannot come back into the prince¿s realm. Two wizards, human and Coerli, work together to save the world from their mutual enemies, proving the two species can toil in peace as partners. --- Readers who enjoy the other worldly works of Simon Brown, Holly Lisle, and Jim Butcher will thoroughly appreciate THE MIRROR OF WORLDS, the exciting sequel that begins where THE FORTRESS OF GLASS ended. David Drake provides a great epic saga filled with strong fully developed characters (human and otherwise) especially feeling plausible is the Coerli. The use of magic is subtle so that the stirring plot focuses more on people than on the power of wizardry. Though what motivates the Lost is unclear, genre fans will want to journey into the world of Drake where the action is non stop and the fantasy realm seems real. --- Harriet Klausner

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