Betrayed by her own prodigy, Eolyn stands accused of treason. As power-hungry nobles dismantle her life's work and honor, the desperate queen forges a risky alliance with the ruthless and cunning Mage Corey. Determined to defend her son's claim to the throne of the Mage King, Eolyn prepares for her last and greatest battle, this time against her own sisters in magic.
Across the Furma River, Taesara of Roenfyn is drawn out of seclusion and into an ever-more vicious game of intrigue and war. Subject to the schemes of a shrewd uncle and the mysterious ambitions of the wizards of Galia, Taesara struggles to assert her own destiny, even as she takes up arms to defend her daughter's inheritance.
In the climactic finale to The Silver Web trilogy, threads of love, honor, betrayal, and vengeance culminate in a violent conflict between powerful women, opposed to each other yet destined to shatter a thousand-year cycle of war.
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Daughter of Aithne is perhaps my favorite of the Silver Web Trilogy books. It has a Dune-like sense of consequence about it. Everything that has happened before as brought about unintended consequences. Eolyn comes to the fullness of her power through tragedy, and yet is placed in the most precarious of positions. Again the theme of male domination and the latent power of the women around them attempting to both emerge and resistant to the mistakes they see the men around them making permeates the story. What is made clear is how difficult it is to remake a world made by men and yet how imperative it becomes to if not reinvent, redirect the energies that men have wielded in seemingly pointless conflict and stagnant tradition for centuries. I found the ending perfectly poignant.