A new novel of Mykella, the young woman introduced in The Lord-Protector’s Daughter. Though a bloody coup has made Mykella ruler of her land, it has left her and her two sisters bereft of family and uncertain of their friends. Worse, an examination of the nation’s accounts reveals that their country is almost destitute. Plus, there are rumblings of war along the borders. With no money and few allies, Mykella is faced with the difficult prospect of rebuilding her nation while trying to hold off a potentially devastating invasion.
Fortunately for Mykella, an old magic has awakened in her; a power that gives her the ability to read the emotions of others and to spy on the movements of her enemies. But the resurgence of this power might herald the return of an ancient enemy, one that Mykella isn’t sure how to face.
L.E. Modesitt, Jr. returns to the world of The Corean Chronicles with a novel filled with politics, adventure, magic, and romance.
L. E. Modesitt
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After The Lord Protector's Daughter I didn't have to much hope of this book. But was I wrong, this book took off with adventure and ended with adventure. IF you liked the first trilogy you will like this book.
Mykella has finally dealt justice to her uncle and cousin, now she must pull her country back from the horror of her way of dealing with them. Then she begins to find all the theft and injustice that are still rampant in Lanacrona. Many people are not ready for a just and decisive ruler.
Many of the seltyrs and the factors will do anything to continue to strip Lanacrona of its wealth and power. Her sisters are not very supportive in a land that has very little use for women. Almost everyone has trouble believing this young small woman can take charge and enforce the laws and the rulings of the land.
Her father allowed his brother to rule and make most of the laws of the country under the pretext that he was helping her father. Her father...
L. E. Modesitt, Jr., is one of the best, well-known, modern writers in this genre. His latest book is much like his other works. It is completely flawless in its design and character work. For those out there who have not read the eight previous books, this story might be a bit confusing for you. There is still plenty of excitement for regular folks in it, but knowing the other books will make the story more cohesive. The book does break down the plot at some points to give some important back history to the story, but overall this is a book for fans. My favorite thing about Modesitt's stories is his pacing. No modern writer out there is as good as he is at making his chapters flow so coherently. It is like a roller coaster for the eyes. I found this book to be one of the best in the Corean group so far. It is like a well-noted symphony as human emotion and dialogue fill the story with humor, romance and mystery pulling at the reader. It is also enjoyable to see the parallels of...
After the death of her father and her own execution of her traitor-uncle, Mykella has proclaimed herself the first Lady-Protector of Lanachrona. She has the strong support of the head of the Southern Guard, Areyst, but the treasury is empty, the rich merchants jealous of their privileges, and the lumber yards that traditionally support the nation's budget have already been over-farmed. Worse, foreign enemies, who had conspired with Mykella's uncle, are now mobilizing to attack and alien invaders apparently plan to take advantage of the confusion to take over the planet, draining it of all energy to support their own goals of creating a beautiful civilization that exists only for the very elite.
Mykella has one advantage--she was touched by an ancient entity that awakened her psychic powers. These powers allow her to reach into the life force of any opponent and kill them, as well as to travel instantly to anywhere connected by mysterious dark paths. Still, killing anyone...
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