Marla Wolfblade of Hythria is determined to restore her family's great name, but conspirators surround her: the Sorcerers' Collective, the Patriots -- even members of her own family. She must make sure her son Damin lives to be old enough to restore the Wolfblade name to its former glory.
Elezaar the Dwarf is a small man with big secrets -- but that doesn't matter to Marla Wolfblade. Her brother is the High Prince of Hythria, and, in this fiercely patriarchal society, her fate will be decided on his whim. She needs someone politically astute to guide her through the maze of court politics -- and Elezaar the Dwarf knows more than he lets on.
As Elezaar teaches Marla the Rules of Gaining and Wielding Power, Marla starts on the road to becoming a tactician and a wily diplomat -- but will that be enough to keep her son alive?
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I am a strong admirer of Jennifer Fallon's novels. I am rereading the Hythrun Chronicles after reading the first book in the new trilogy based on the Hythrun Chronicles and the demon child trilogy. I think the series is well written and this, the last book, ties up many of the plots which have run through the trilogy very satisfactorily. I think Damin Wolfblade is a very believable hero. He has his flaws and his principles. The actions of his mother in a "man's world" are also believable in the world in which she is placed and threatened consistently by someone who demands things to which they are not legally entitled. Damin ends this book as a strong and canny leader and his mother, Marla, as a woman who has become hardened and tough as a result of her desire to protect her family at all costs. The fantasy woven through the novel is not overdone. Overall a good read which has not disappointed despite the many years between my first read and this latest one!
This was a second purchase of this book, I lost the first one years ago. I wanted to reread the series and needed this one to start with, If you are looking in this genre for something to read, take my advice and buy this book and the next two of the series, Ms. Fallon has done one hell of a great job with spinning a great tale to be enjoyed by all, adults and YA will find the story really good, trust me, I love to read and this will be something you will want to read and reread many times. Enjoy.
This is the first book of a trilogy that's actually a prequel to the Medalon series. My definition of a prequel has always been that it's something a writer resorts to when they either can't come up with new ideas, or they're trying to squeeze book sales out of rewriting the same story about the same characters that made them a success. They're usually a waste of time for me. So, I ignored this trilogy and pretty much dismissed it. After all, I already know what happens.
I love being proved wrong about a book. It's a win-win situation for me. This book went far enough in the past that I didn't know what was going to happen. Sure I know a few things about one or two characters, but for the most part, this book has a fresh new story with great characters and packed with political intrigue.
I didn't want to do anything else while reading this book, and I pulled out my Kindle every spare moment I had on the train, during lunch, on the elevator. I didn't even want to...
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