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David B. Coe, author of the popular LonTobyn Chronicle, is also the author of a second series called Winds of the Forelands, an epic fantasy with generous helpings of mystery, magic, and romance.
The first book in a projected quartet, Rules of Ascension, revolves around a brutal murder and a falsely accused young prince. Tavis, the duke's nephew, is violent, selfish, and cruel. Under the kingdom's rules of ascension, Tavis is next in line -- after his father -- to be king. But when he gets his Fating (a rite-of-passage glimpse into the future), Tavis sees himself not on the throne but in a dungeon. In his rage, he insults the fortune teller, a pale-skinned, white-haired Qirsi named Grinsa, and stabs his best friend. When he is found drunk in a room with his betrothed lying dead next to him with his dagger in her heart, his Fating comes true.
Although the end of this book is satisfying, it is just the beginning of a much larger story involving intrigue, assassins, magic, and war. (Paul Goat Allen)