By Elizabeth Moon
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Peace and order were restored to the kingdoms of Tsaia and Lyonya, because of the crowning of Mikeli of Tsaia and the half-elven mercenary Kieri Phelan as their respective kings. yet hassle is brewing. Mikeli can't rule adequately so long as the few last Verrakaien magelords are at huge. And a wierd rift has constructed among Kieri and his grandmother and co-ruler, the immortal elven queen often called the woman. in the meantime, either monarchs are pursuits of the ex-pirate Alured, who plots to grab their thrones for himself—and to the north, the competitive country of Pargun turns out poised to invade. As threats of battle, from with no and inside, divide the 2 kings, outdated alliances and the bonds of friendship can be established as by no means sooner than. And a stunning discovery will swap everything.
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