The Vacant Throne

The Vacant Throne

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by Joshua Palmatier
     
 

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The thrilling final novel in a remarkable fantasy trilogyRuled by the Mistress of the Skewed Throne, the city of Amenkor has just survived a devastating invasion by the mysterious Chorl, paying a terrible price both in the loss of lives and destruction in the city itself. Yet perhaps the most crucial loss is the throne of Amenkor—the true seat of power in every… See more details below

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The thrilling final novel in a remarkable fantasy trilogyRuled by the Mistress of the Skewed Throne, the city of Amenkor has just survived a devastating invasion by the mysterious Chorl, paying a terrible price both in the loss of lives and destruction in the city itself. Yet perhaps the most crucial loss is the throne of Amenkor—the true seat of power in every sense—now totally drained of the magic, knowledge, life force, and memories of previous rulers. The citys only hope lies with its sometime ally, the city of Venitte, home to the only throne that is twin in power to Amenkor’s...

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Publishers Weekly

The solid third Throne of Amenkor novel (after 2006's The Cracked Throne) delivers plenty of action and intrigue. Varis, the ruling Mistress of Amenkor, struggles to rebuild Amenkor's defenses and economy after a devastating attack by the seafaring Chorl. Varis was only able to save Amenkor by destroying the Skewed Throne, Amenkor's ancient seat of protective power, and now must rely on her own inner resources. Meanwhile, her mentor, Erick, tortured by the Chorl, lies near death. The arrival of a ship from the southern port city of Venitte brings the hope of alliance, especially if Varis can locate the Stone Throne, built to protect Venitte, but mysteriously lost centuries earlier. The hope that a lord in Venitte may be able to heal Erick pushes Varis to travel there, even as Chorl forces are on the move at sea and on land. Palmatier's intriguing characters and complex setting continue to entertain in this deservedly successful fantasy series. (Jan.)

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Brought up from the slums to rule as Mistress of the Skewed Throne of Amenkor, Varis has seen her city through desperate times. Now Amenkor suffers from an invasion by the foreign Chorl, whose attacks damage the Skewed Throne, the source of the city's power. Varis realizes that Amenkor's only hope lies in the uncertain cooperation of her sister city Venitte, where a twin throne lies at its center. Bringing to a conclusion the events of The Skewed Throneand The Cracked Throne, Palmatier rounds out a fully-realized fantasy of panoramic battle and intense personal conflict. Strong, memorable characters and an intriguing world background make this a good addition to fantasy collections.


—Jackie Cassada

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440638589
Publisher:
DAW
Publication date:
01/02/2008
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
565,483
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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