Wrath-Bearing Tree (Tournament of Shadows Series #2)

Wrath-Bearing Tree (Tournament of Shadows Series #2)

by James Enge

Paperback

$16.46 $18.00 Save 9% Current price is $16.46, Original price is $18. You Save 9%.
View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Wednesday, February 27

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616147815
Publisher: Prometheus Books
Publication date: 08/20/2013
Series: Tournament of Shadows Series , #2
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 894,569
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 8.76(h) x 0.98(d)

About the Author

James Enge is the author of Blood of Ambrose (nominated for a World Fantasy Award), This Crooked Way, The Wolf Age, Travellers' Rest, A Guile of Dragons (A Tournament of Shadows Book One), Wrath-Bearing Tree (A Tournament of Shadows Book Two), and The Wide World's End  (A Tournament of Shadows Book Three) . His fiction has appeared in Black Gate, Flashing Swords, and Every Day Fiction. He is an instructor of classical languages at a Midwestern university.

Read an Excerpt

WRATH-BEARING TREE

A Tournament of Shadows, Book Two


By JAMES ENGE

Prometheus Books

Copyright © 2013 James Enge
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-61614-782-2



CHAPTER 1

The Balancer, Balked


With hands that were not hands the man that was not a man made a machine that was not a machine. All the while he muttered words that were not words with his mouth that was no mouth: "Keep me clean. Keep me clean. Keep me clean."

But he knew it was too late. He was stained with memories, with hopes, with life. He would never be clean again. He said "me" and meant it. He was infected with the idea of self.

There was a way out of this hell that was not hell. If he could cleanse this world of life and make the way clear for the ever-strangers who waited beyond the Soul Bridge, beyond the end of the world, if he could do that he could also be cleansed of life and return to the selfless being he was meant to be, that he should have remained forever.

He made his machine that was not a machine and laughed. He would sweep them all away, everything that lived. He would make them pay for making him care about them, about himself, about everything.
(Continues...)


Excerpted from WRATH-BEARING TREE by JAMES ENGE. Copyright © 2013 James Enge. Excerpted by permission of Prometheus Books.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

Table of Contents

Contents

Part One: Dramatis Personae....................     15     

Chapter One: The Balancer, Balked....................     17     

Chapter Two: The Necromancer Leaves Home....................     19     

Chapter Three: Vesper's Prey....................     23     

Chapter Four: Fire, Water, and Thorns....................     35     

Chapter Five: Maintaining the Guard....................     53     

Part Two: Guarded and Unguarded Lands....................     65     

Chapter Six: A Thousand Towers....................     67     

Chapter Seven: The Graith....................     73     

Chapter Eight: Under Weigh....................     105     

Chapter Nine: Encounter off Tenagöros....................     113     

Chapter Ten: The Wreck of the Flayer....................     129     

Part Three: The Gods of Kaen....................     131     

Chapter Eleven: The Purple Patriarchy....................     133     

Chapter Twelve: Many Mouths....................     159     

Chapter Thirteen: The Sheep and the Goat....................     175     

Chapter Fourteen: God in Exile....................     197     

Chapter Fifteen: The Golden Road....................     213     

Part Four: The Shadows of Old Azh....................     219     

Chapter Sixteen: The Way Forward....................     221     

Chapter Seventeen: Making....................     229     

Chapter Eighteen: Old Azh Above....................     243     

Chapter Nineteen: Old Azh Below....................     251     

Part Five: A Masque of Powers....................     259     

Chapter Twenty: The Sisters....................     261     

Chapter Twenty-One: Voyage of the Boneglider....................     281     

Chapter Twenty-Two: The Waste Lands....................     287     

Chapter Twenty-Three: The Temptation of St. Danadhar....................     301     

Chapter Twenty-Four: Sleigh Ride....................     313     

Chapter Twenty-Five: The Binding of Andhrakar....................     331     

Chapter Twenty-Six: Between Two Thrones....................     343     

Chapter Twenty-Seven: Supple Confusions....................     355     

Appendices....................     361     

A. The Lands of Laent during the Ontilian Interregnum....................     363     

B. The Gods of Laent....................     365     

C. Calendar and Astronomy....................     367     

D. The Wardlands and the Graith of Guardians....................     373     

E. Note on Ambrosian Legends....................     375     


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews