Lord Brother by Carolyn Kephart
About the Author
Carolyn Kephart is the author of Wysard, the first volume of the Ryel saga. She holds a doctorate in English Literature from Pennsylvania State University.
|Publisher:||SterlingHouse Publishers, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||5.28(w) x 8.28(h) x 0.52(d)|
About the Author
Carolyn Kephart is an eternal learner and constant explorer. Her early years were military-brat nomadic, and later on she earned a doctorate in English literature at Penn State. She loves things that nourish the spirit and widen the mind. Visit http://carolynkephart.com for more information about the author and her writing.
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Lord Brother (Part Two of the Ryel Saga) based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
When last seen Ryel Mirai, Lord Adept of the wysard-citadel Markul, was preparing to leave Lady Srin. In this sequel, Ryel heads North, to the city of Hallagh. There he finds Redbane and takes the Bane of the Red Esserns upon himself. ............... Ryel must fulfill the prophecies of the Foretold, which he learns from Riana, The One Immortal. Dagar's depredations MUST be stopped and Edris' rai must be brought back from the Void. ........... ***** Many twists pop up in this book. Every time I believe Ryel is almost omnipotent, the author does something unexpected to make his powers seem childish in comparison. The character of Dagar, the evil villain, was done especially well. He seemed almost unbeatable, which added a delightful tension to the whole story. .......... If you have not read the first book, WYSARD, I recommend you do so before beginning this second book. Though you would be able to understand all that happens, it would flow nearly as smoothly. Wonderfully composed novel! *****
The Lord Adept of Markul Ryel Mirai allegedly seeks the truth behind the death of Edris, his mentor for twelve years, but the wysard actually searches for a spell that would enable him to bring back to life his teacher by rejoining the soul with the body. As Ryel starts on his dangerous quest, the daiman Dagar has other plans for the wysard. Dagar plots to return to this world by occupying Ryel¿s ¿corpse¿ after his obedient servant Lord Michael Essern completes a special mission deadly to his chosen ¿host¿. Ryel continues his quest to save Edris, but has side adventures on the way. He liberates individuals suffering from Dagar¿s sorcery and nears the inevitable battle with the daiman. The price of defeat is not just losing his life for defeat to Dagar will allow the daiman to use the wysard¿s body to commit atrocities at a level unheard of on the unsuspecting world. LORD BROTHER is a fabulous, vividly descriptive epic fantasy tale that brings to life a different real that seems so real under the brilliant tutelage of Carolyn Kephart. Though the action never lets up, the support cast makes this good vs. evil novel so much fun to read. Also adding to the fun is that Ryel is a strong hero but Dagar is an even more powerful villain. Newcomers to the series will want to obtain WYSARD while joining in the chorus of readers shouting at the author to release the next tome in the Ryel saga. Harriet Klausner