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Hailed by her peers as “promising” (David Coe),“talented” (Kristin Britain), and “masterful” (Carol Berg), Diana Pharaoh Francis crafted a unique magical world and one of fantasy’s most intriguing heroines in Path of Fate and Path of Honor. Now Reisil must fulfill her destiny as the fates of two worlds rest in her hands....

Chaos reigns in the realm of Kodu Riik. Plague continues to ravage its populace. Armies of the power-hungry Aare are on ...
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Overview

Hailed by her peers as “promising” (David Coe),“talented” (Kristin Britain), and “masterful” (Carol Berg), Diana Pharaoh Francis crafted a unique magical world and one of fantasy’s most intriguing heroines in Path of Fate and Path of Honor. Now Reisil must fulfill her destiny as the fates of two worlds rest in her hands....

Chaos reigns in the realm of Kodu Riik. Plague continues to ravage its populace. Armies of the power-hungry Aare are on the march, slaughtering everything in their path to place a madman on the throne. And the rift between the kingdom and the land of Cemanahuatl  yawns ever wider, threatening to consume both beneath waves of uncontrollable magic and destroy every living soul within them.

Only Reisil possesses enough power to breach the spellbound city of Mysane Kosk and seal the fracture. Accompanied by her goshawk, Saljane, and her lover, Yohuac, Reisil must journey across a land besieged by war and fight for a domain torn asunder by sorceries beyond imagining....


 


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The realm of Kodu Riik is in danger from all sides: Reisil, healer, magic-user and ahalad-kaaslane (connected spiritually to an animal, in this case goshawk Saljane), is their only hope. But many things stand in her way, including a rebellion against the evil Regent, a three-way battle between sorcerers, wizards and the magical nokula, and a secondary reality full of hostile female magicians. Political intrigue and romantic entanglements cause further difficulties, but the fate of not just this realm, not just the world, but two worlds depends on her success. This final book in a trilogy that includes Path of Fate and Path of Honor is exciting and suspenseful, though with no map or glossary, it can be hard for the new reader to follow at first. Best suited for collections that already contain the first two books, but the whole series is heartily recommended. KLIATT Codes: SA--Recommended for senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2006, Penguin, Roc, 452p., $7.99.. Ages 15 to adult.
—Deirdre Root
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101043752
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 5/2/2006
  • Series: Path of Fate , #3
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 321,627
  • File size: 477 KB

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    Excellent fantasy

    The realm of Kodu Riik is on the verge of being torn apart both by civil war and a wizard¿s spell that didn¿t work the way it was intended. Plague and Nokulas, magical creatures that were once human, roam the land as a result of the spell and the city of Mysane Kosk, surrounded by magic is the home of the rebels including the sister of the power hungry madmen who raised himself up to be Regent who locked away his father when he became a Nokula. --- Reisil, a mage who is banded to her goshawk Saljane, has proved to the rebels in the city that she has the best interests of her world at heart and she learned to use her considerable magical powers. She is the only hope of avking two worlds. The spell the wizards used is destroying Cemanahautl, a land in another dimension that touches Kodu Riik. To heal both worlds, take care of the Nokulas and deal with evil and dangerous wizards, Reisil must travel to Cemanahautl in the hopes of learning a new kind of magic from female mages who reside there if she doesn¿t, two worlds will be destroyed but she needs time to learn and her rebels have come up with a plan to give her that time. --- There is a romantic sub-plot between Reisil and a man who crossed the dimensional barrier to seek help to stop the magic from leaking out of his world into hers. Theirs is a doomed love for in a year he will be sacrificed to his god after he performs the last deed he was bred for. The love is in direct counterpoint to hatred the various groups that want to destroy the rebels in Mysane Kosk. Excellent characterizations, intriguing political maneuvering and some fascinating battle scenes, both mundane and magical make this sword and sorcery tale a must read for fans of Katherine Kurtz¿s Deryni Chronicles. --- Harriet Klausner

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  • Posted May 6, 2011

    Read but don't Buy!

    I loved her writing style but I found the ending slightly depressing. As in war good people die, and her book reflects that. This book also reflects reality more then just a fun fictional book usually does as you will see when Reisil gets only half a happy ending. I look forward to reading more of Diana Pharaoh Francis's books, but I won't be buying anymore until after I have read them.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2006

    Amazing

    I absolutly loved this book. It was a wonderful way to end the trilogy. Reisil and all the other characters become even more beloved as you discover new things about them. The lands of Kodu Riik and Cemanahuatl are discribed with a skill that would be hard to surpass. Diana Pharaoh Francis wrote a trilogy that many people will be able to enjoy over and over again.

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