Prince of Dogs (Crown of Stars #2)

Prince of Dogs (Crown of Stars #2)

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by Kate Elliott
     
 

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Prince of Dogs returns readers to the war-torn kingdoms of Wendar and Varre, and the intertwined destinies of: Alain, raised in humble surroundings but now the Count's heir; Liath, who struggles to unravel the secrets of her past while evading the traps set for her by those seeking the treasure she hides; Sanglant, believed dead by those who could save

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Prince of Dogs returns readers to the war-torn kingdoms of Wendar and Varre, and the intertwined destinies of: Alain, raised in humble surroundings but now the Count's heir; Liath, who struggles to unravel the secrets of her past while evading the traps set for her by those seeking the treasure she hides; Sanglant, believed dead by those who could save him, but actually a prisoner in the city of Gent; and Fifth Son, who now builds an army to do his father's bidding—or his own!

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VOYA - Joyce Davidson
Only a few months have passed since the Eika captured the city of Gent, but much has changed. Everyone in the Kingdom mistakenly believes that the King's son, Sanglant, is dead. Sanglant will spend the next year of his life fighting the dogs he is chained with, just to stay alive. Liath is now a King's Eagle, learning that the magic she fears is not found in the book but in herself. Alain, now the Count's son, discovers that you can never go home again, and must prove himself a warrior and leader to his new father's men. Fifth Son goes back to the home of the Eika and begins to create his own powerbase. Then there are Anna and Matthias, the last two human children in the city of Gent; Hugh, who would do anything to get Liath and her book back under his control; and Ivan, a prisoner in a monastery who sees miracles where others see heresy. All are gathered together for the battle to retake Gent, and no one knows that Sanglant-the Prince of Dogs-is waiting for them. If your library does not have Volume One of the Crown of Stars series, The King's Dragon (DAW, 1997/VOYA June 1997), do not even consider buying this book. This story does not stand alone. It is a long and detailed fantasy novel with a large cast of characters for serious fantasy readers. The complex details of the alien Eika culture are fascinating and although there are a few serious flaws and things do get bogged down in detail at times (I also wish Liath would grow a spine), it is an excellent story. The wonderful cover by Jody Lee will attract readers who might otherwise be put off by the length of the book. VOYA Codes: 5Q 2P S (Hard to imagine it being any better written, For the YA with a special interest in the subject, Senior High-defined as grades 10 to 12).
Library Journal
Believed slain in the doomed battle for the city of Gent, Sanglant, the bastard son of King Henry, hovers on the edge of madness as a prisoner of the barbarian Eika conquerors. While Sanglant's lover Liath struggles to unlock her hidden magic powers, Alainlowborn son of Count Lavastinewages a private battle to prove himself worthy of his father's trust. Continuing the story begun in King's Dragon (DAW, 1997), Elliott weaves together the destinies of star-crossed lovers, ambitious churchmen, and barbarian invaders in a dazzling medieval fantasy set in an alternate Europe. Reminiscent of Katherine Kurtz's Deryni series, this engrossing saga should appeal to fantasy lovers and fans of historical epics alike.

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ISBN-13:
9780886778163
Publisher:
DAW
Publication date:
02/28/1999
Series:
Crown of Stars Series, #2
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
640
Sales rank:
201,829
Product dimensions:
4.25(w) x 6.88(h) x 1.63(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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