The Novels of the Jaran: Jaran, An Earthly Crown, His Conquering Sword, and The Law of Becoming [NOOK Book]

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A special four-in-one edition of Kate Elliott’s sweeping and addictive Jaran series

In Jaran, the Earth of the future is just one of the planets ruled by the vast Chapalii empire. The volatility of these alien overlords is something with which Tess Soerensen is all too familiar. Her brother, Charles, rebelled against them and was rewarded by being elevated into their interstellar system. Struggling to find her place in the world, Tess ...
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The Novels of the Jaran: Jaran, An Earthly Crown, His Conquering Sword, and The Law of Becoming

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Overview



A special four-in-one edition of Kate Elliott’s sweeping and addictive Jaran series

In Jaran, the Earth of the future is just one of the planets ruled by the vast Chapalii empire. The volatility of these alien overlords is something with which Tess Soerensen is all too familiar. Her brother, Charles, rebelled against them and was rewarded by being elevated into their interstellar system. Struggling to find her place in the world, Tess sneaks aboard a shuttle bound for Rhui, one of her brother’s planets. On the ground, she joins up with the native jaran people, becoming immersed in their nomadic society and customs. As she grows ever closer to the charismatic jaran ruler, Ilya—who is inflamed by an urgent mission of his own—Tess must choose between her feelings for him and her loyalty to her brother.

In An Earthly Crown, the nomadic tribes of the jaran are uniting the settled cities of their homeland one by one. Their charismatic leader, Ilya Bakhtiian, has his loyal wife by his side, but there is something about her he doesn’t know: Tess Soerensen is a human. Back home, her brother, Charles, led an unsuccessful revolt against the all-powerful Chapalii empire. Charles’s insistence that Tess join him is as strong as Ilya’s reluctance to part with his beloved wife—and neither considers that Tess may have her own plans for the future. As three fiercely independent spirits struggle for a solution, the fates of both the human race and the jaran hang in the balance.

In His Conquering Sword, the jaran have been taking over towns and bending all non-jaran to the law of their rule. With Ilya Bakhtiian in charge, the nomadic fighters are now preparing an assault on the royal city of Karkand. But within the campaign, another struggle looms. Charles, the brother of Ilya’s wife, Tess, is still driven by thoughts of revolt. Charles travels to Rhui for key information about the past, hoping to bring back his sister—his only heir.

And in The Law of Becoming, Charles Soerensen’s revolutionary inclinations have been reignited. In this final book, the story of Tess, Ilya, and Charles comes to its stunning conclusion as new generations get involved in the intrigue, Earth’s exiled jaran people resurface, and the Chapalii overlords make one last, unexpected move.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781480465220
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • Publication date: 11/18/2013
  • Series: Novels of the Jaran
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 2232
  • Sales rank: 67,395
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author


Kate Elliott has been writing stories since she was nine years old, which has led her to believe that she is either a little crazy or that writing, like breathing, keeps her alive. Her most recent series is the Spiritwalker Trilogy (Cold MagicCold Fire, andCold Steel), an Afro-Celtic post-Roman alternate-nineteenth-century Regency ice-punk mashup with airships, Phoenician spies, the intelligent descendants of troodons, and revolution. Her previous works include the Crossroads trilogy (starting with Spirit Gate), the Crown of Stars septology (starting with King’s Dragon), the Novels of the Jaran, the Highroad Trilogy, and the novel The Labyrinth Gate, originally published under the name Alis A. Rasmussen.
She likes to play sports more than she likes to watch them; right now, her sport of choice is outrigger canoe paddling. Her spouse has a much more interesting job than she does, with the added benefit that they had to move to Hawaii for his work; thus the outrigger canoes. They also have a schnauzer (a.k.a. the Schnazghul). 
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2014

    Love this series!

    Bought the first book in this series at a 10 cent sale because I liked the cover art. Once I started reading it, I was hooked! REALLY wish she would finish the series, though. She has even said she now knows how to finish it, but the books are out of print, so she sees no point. So frustrating!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2014

    Intelligent, Fun, Speculative Fiction!

    A fun, fast-past SF series that reads like Fantasy. Kate Elliott is one of a handful of writers that can balance an intelligent, complex narrative with a eye for detail that doesn't slow down the pace of the story.

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  • Posted January 28, 2014

    One of my all-time favorite stories, with two unforgettable char

    One of my all-time favorite stories, with two unforgettable characters.

    My only regret is that there isn't just one more novel in the series.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2013

    When is the next one coming out :)

    Love the novels of the Jaran! So well written, engaging, and witty. I wish the author would write another novel (or five) for this series.

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