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The second book in Jennifer Fallon's wildly popular Hythrun Chronicles continues the epic saga of R'shiel and Tarja Tenragen as they fight to bring peace to a realm on the brink of all-out war. In a world filled with violent political and religious conflict, an ancient prophecy has come to pass. The mythical Demon Child, destined to destroy a rogue deity and restore balance once again among the gods, now walks the earth.
R'shiel is that legendary figure; and, as Treason Keep begins, she is nearly dead from injuries sustained in the first novel of the saga (Medalon). Temporarily safe in a Harshini haven known aptly as Sanctuary, R'shiel begins to understand her incredible powers and learns more about why she must destroy an egomaniacal god who calls himself the Overlord. Meanwhile, Tarja, a captain of Medalon's Defenders, is at his nation's northern border, preparing for an imminent invasion by Karien soldiers, who -- as fanatical followers of the Overlord -- have vowed to wipe out the Medalon atheists once and for all.
Although the danger and intrigue surrounding R'shiel and Tarja obviously power this novel, two secondary characters absolutely steal the show. The love-hate relationship between Damin Wolfblade, a brutally handsome (and brutally honest) warlord, and Adrina, a spoiled and stunningly beautiful princess, is worth the price of the book alone! With a cast of fascinating characters, complex story lines, and a vividly described realm saturated with magic and myth, it's not surprising that Fallon's Hythrun Chronicles have been compared to Tolkien's Lord of the Rings. You want epic fantasy? Look no further. Paul Goat Allen