The Broken Crown

The Broken Crown

by Michelle West

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The first novel of the acclaimed Sun Sword series introduces readers to a war-torn world of noble houses divided and demon lords unleashed...

Tor Leonne—the heart of the Dominion of Annagar, where the games of state are about to become a matter of life and death—and where those who seek to seize the crown will be forced to league with a treacherously cunning ally....

Tor Leonne, ancestral seat of power, where Serra Diora Maria di’Marano—the most sought-after beauty in the land, a woman betrayed by all she holds dear—may strike the first blow to change the future of the Dominion and Empire alike....

Averalaan Aramarelas—that most ancient of civilized cities, the home of the Essalieyan Imperial court, has long been a center of magics both dark and bright. And though the Empire won its last war with the Dominion, and survived a devastating, magic-fueled battle with a far deadlier foe, both those victories were not without their cost....

But now the realm is on the brink of a far greater confrontation, faced with an unholy alliance that could spell the end of freedom for all mortalkind.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101548936
Publisher: DAW
Publication date: 07/01/1997
Series: The Sun Sword , #1
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 768
Sales rank: 75,053
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Michelle West is the author of three interconnected series: The Sacred Hunt duology, the six-volume Sun Sword series, and The House War novels. She has published numerous short stories and fantasy novels under her maiden name, Michelle Sagara. She was a two-time nominee for the Campbell Award. She works part-time at BAKKA Books, one of Toronto’s larger bookstores, and writes a column for The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. She can be contacted via her website, or on Twitter at @msagara.

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The Broken Crown (Sun Sword Series #1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
CRS-Georgia More than 1 year ago
Ms. West's skill and facility with words is truly awesome. I bought all six of the Sun Sword series books at once, and couldn't put them down until I'd read them all. With an average of about 800 pages for each (in paperback), they provided me with many hours of joy due to the skill of the author.
amikana More than 1 year ago
If you're looking for an immersive, intricate, well-crafted story with engaging charaters in a fascinating and mysterious world - you've found the right book/series. I've been a fan since the first time I picked up The Broken Crown - and I reread all six books of The Sun Sword series at least once a year. The exquisite detail and unique style West uses to create her world and paint her characters will draw you in - I find it very difficult to put down; even after multiple rereads, the Serra Diora, Lord Isladar, Jay Markess ATerafin and Kiriel Di'Ashaf still find ways to surprise me. It's true, the books are dense - but it's worth every minute.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't read this book before you read the first two books in the house war series. The house war series starts before this series and ends after. So, I read them in the correct "timeline" order. Which was way more fufilling. Google the correct order to read them if this is confusing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
a damn fine book nonetheless. This is a book that if you can pick your way through the flowery condiments you'll find the meat and potatoes. In this day of rather simple minded plots and characters, I found this book refreshing. I certainly am moving on to the rest of the series.
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Isamoor on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Aug10:Intermittent awesome with lots of drab.Characters: Way the hell too many. If you go into this, expect to reference the friggin' character chart at the front of the book. A few of them were badasses. None of them were forgettable. It's just that I didn't care about a lot of them.Plot: Well, it did move. It was just a whole lot more political than I cared for. I mean, the action sequences were great. And the merlin chick was fun. But most of it was about ladies sitting around talking.Style: Totally epic fantasy. Didn't surprise me when I saw there were 5 sequels. If you like this stuff, this one is a good one. I mean, I expect to remember more of it that a Song of Fire and Ice.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Michelle West is one of my favorite authors. She touches my souls with the words she writes. I can hardly put the book down once I’ve started the journey. It’s a must read for anyone that loves fantasy or just great writing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Her characters are so well drawn that at times one roots for one of the evil ones to succeed. Some parts of her books portray violent acts against both men and women. Diora en Leanne and her aunt Theresa de Marino are only two of the strong women who face unbeatable odds with grace, or anger, or love. Each one strengthened the others. Do not get me wrong, because the males on both sides of this struggle between humanity and evil are exquisitely drawn, as are the females. Demons are finding humanity hard to vanquish. Only one demon leaves us guessing as to whose side he is on.
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BluHawk More than 1 year ago
I have read quite a few books in the sci-fi/fantasy genre, and I must say that this is absolutely the most boring book I have ever read! I literally had to force myself through it, and I think I deserve a medal because I actually finished it. West had a wonderful concept for the story, but she just does not know how to entertain a reader.

I strongly recommend that you try a different series!