The Lyra Novels: Shadow Magic, Daughter of Witches, The Harp of Imach Thyssel, Caught in Crystal, and The Raven Ring [NOOK Book]

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Five fantasy novels set in the magical world of Lyra
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The Lyra Novels: Shadow Magic, Daughter of Witches, The Harp of Imach Thyssel, Caught in Crystal, and The Raven Ring

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Five fantasy novels set in the magical world of Lyra
                                                                                              
Shadow Magic
 
While Alkyra’s noblemen squabble, an ancient enemy, the Lithmern, raises an army. And as the head of the Noble House of Brenn attempts to organize an alliance, the princess Alethia celebrates her twentieth birthday. She is quick-witted, beautiful, and handy with a throwing knife. But on the next night, she passes through a dark corridor on her way to the banquet hall, and never emerges from the shadows. The Lithmern have kidnapped the princess. To find her way home, Alethia will have to learn to trust in the old tales, whose legends of magic and daring hold the only hope of saving her kingdom.
 
Daughter of Witches
There is no worse time to visit Drinn than during the Midwinter Festival, when the city gates are sealed so that no outsider can witness the temple’s secret rituals. In an inn, where a young woman named Ranira works as an indentured servant for a brutal innkeeper, three guests have overstayed their welcome. Attempting to protect Ranira from her master’s cruelty, the three reveal their magical powers and attract the attention of the temple guards. Now, to save her new friends from certain death, Ranira must unleash the power that cost her parents their lives.
 
The Harp of Imach Thyssel
When Emereck and Flindaran leave a caravan in search of adventure, it isn’t long before they stumble upon great danger. Emereck, a trained minstrel, and Flindaran, a nobleman masquerading as a tramp, have found a long-abandoned castle, and in it, one of Lyra’s most sought-after treasures: the Harp of Imach Thyssel. To keep it from falling into the wrong hands, Emereck will have to learn to harness its strength to create and destroy, with the fate of the kingdom hanging in the balance.
 
Caught in Crystal
For more than a decade, Kayl has run a modest country inn. She opened it with her husband, and they managed it together until a summer illness took him away, leaving her alone with their two children. The three of them get by, living happily together as the years pass, but everything changes the day a sorceress named Corrana asks for a room. Now, to save her family and her world, Kayl will have to unlock a side of herself that she buried long ago.
 
The Raven Ring
When Eleret’s mother is killed, she must travel to reclaim the belongings her mother left behind. The overland journey to the city of Ciaron is treacherous, but Eleret has no fear. She straps a dagger to her leg and sets off to recover one of her mother’s prized possessions: a ring etched with a raven. Eleret doesn’t know what’s special about her mother’s ring, but someone wanted it badly enough to kill for it. And to make it home in one piece, she’ll need to unlock the mysteries of the ring her mother died to protect.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781453274705
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • Publication date: 9/11/2012
  • Series: Lyra Novels
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 1506
  • Sales rank: 40,788
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author


For more than twenty years, Patricia C. Wrede (b. 1953) has expanded the boundaries of young-adult fantasy writing. Her first novel, Shadow Magic (1982), introduced Lyra, a magical world in which she set four more novels. Her other series include the Enchanted Forest Chronicles; the Cecelia and Kate novels, co-written with Caroline Stevermer; the Mairelon books, which take place in Regency England; and the Old-West Frontier Magic series. Wrede lives and works in Minnesota.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2013

    Nothing new here, move along

    An old, tired fantasy formula, with stock characters and even "stocker" plot. I can only hope the author gets better in later books, since I foolishly fell for the "package deal." The idea of forcing myself to trudge wearily through several more books like this makes me want to take a long nap.

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  • Posted February 28, 2014

    Not Done Yet, but Pretty Good

    I'm only on the third one in the set, but so far they are pretty decent. The characters are likeable and well developed. The stories are engaging and fun with just enough danger to make them exciting. It's a good easy read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2013

    Love these books

    I love these stories fantasy at its best.

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