The Truest Power

The Truest Power

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by Rebecca Neason
     
 

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In this sequel to "The Thirteenth Scroll, " Aghamore is rulerless and teeters on the brink of civil war, even though the blind seer Lysandra and her companions have found Selia, the young girl who possesses the innate wisdom to save the land. In order to see Selia crowned as the Font of Wisdom and put on the throne to save Aghamore from destruction, the truest power… See more details below

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In this sequel to "The Thirteenth Scroll, " Aghamore is rulerless and teeters on the brink of civil war, even though the blind seer Lysandra and her companions have found Selia, the young girl who possesses the innate wisdom to save the land. In order to see Selia crowned as the Font of Wisdom and put on the throne to save Aghamore from destruction, the truest power must be discovered. Original.

Editorial Reviews

Kirkus
...fans starved for the mean streets of Watts...will rejoice in a prose style richer and more artfully stripped down than ever in the genre's first must-read of the year...
Portland Oregonian
...begins with a bang...moves along at a clip...
Cleveland Plain Dealer
Mosley writes with characteristic punch and power, and as always, with a subtext of smoldering anger of black Americans in a pre-civil rights white world...
Dallas Morning News
...the beginning of what is sure to be another successful crime series...
Black Issues Book Review
Mosley's characters are full of emotions that are felt by the reader. There is mature love, hot lust and real people that share in both.
Talk about having some good news and some bad news: Paris Minton sleeps with the most irresistibly sexy stranger imaginable, only to awaken to find his lover gone, his car stolen and his used bookstore burned to rubble. Fortunately for Paris, this friend in need has a friend in Fearless Jones, who is both the most soft-hearted and the toughest man around. Paris, the narrator of this breezy and engaging thriller, knows his own limitations—moral as well as physical. Fearless, meanwhile, combines the soul of a saint with the fists of a natural-born killer. As the two become entangled in a search for a mysterious foreign currency bond that may or may not be worth the effort, Fearless proves time and again that he's a better friend than Paris deserves. Conspiracy piles upon complication as Paris and Fearless find themselves involved with a sinister religious sect, a cop of dubious allegiance and the Israeli secret service. Even though it becomes increasingly difficult to keep straight just who is double-crossing whom, Mosley remains more concerned with character development than plot machinations, just as he was in all of his Easy Rawlins novels. The reader never doubts that the larger-than-life Fearless and the all-too-human Paris will prevail. After all, this is the first of a series, and it's hard to envision either of these guys without the other.
—Don McLeese

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VOYA
This novel has the potential to be a great book with a strong plot that describes the efforts of a seer, a priest, and a girl struggling to save a kingdom; however, I couldn't finish it. It's difficult to follow the plot, but reading the first book in the series might make it easier. The author relies on what readers remember about the characters, but it is frustrating for those just starting with the second book. VOYA CODES: 2Q 2P S A/YA (Better editing or work by the author might have warranted a 3Q; For the YA with a special interest in the subject; Senior High, defined as grades 10 to 12; Adult and Young Adult). 2002, Warner Aspect, 480p,
— Jillian Krickovich, Teen Reviewer

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446565530
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
09/26/2009
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

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