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Kraken's Honorwas first published in Beneath Ceaseless Skies a few years ago. For its own reason, a kraken saves a prince
and his companion bard from an icy shipwreck and escorts
them home to the kingdom where both of them have unfinished
business with the ruler who has wronged them all.
"I like the way the prose evokes the icy sea and the
a night when the sky blazed and trembled with colors twining
into a dance of ghosts across the northern rim, we came at
last in sight of the Ice Tower rising sheer from its cliff
above the sea. It glittered even in the dark, catching color
from the sky, now green, now sapphire blue, now rose and
gold and purple and white. I looked at it with loathing."
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Alarion Aravon is eagerly awaiting his royal brother Traven's
wedding, for it will be followed closely by his own. Meantime,
rumors that his old enemy Stoneshaker, god of earthquakes, may be
reviving down in the province of An-Utah trouble him enough to
investigate, only to find an earthquake of a different kind awaiting
him. Neither the fanatical tribes across the border nor his old
friend, the Glassmaker, have forgotten their quest to make him their
Messiah—the man who will lead the holy war against Alarion’s own
Book 3 of Fate's Arrow
finds Alarion recovered from his quest in the desert but
facing a new challenge: girls. It is time for his brother,
Traven, to choose a queen, and the three candidates each
have their virtues...and their drawbacks. A royal comedy
overlays a much deadlier business, for one of the losers
takes it poorly, and Alarion discovers, to his consternation,
that he is in love with one of the others. As if that were
not enough, he must investigate the mysterious disappearance
of his closest friend, and the new and disturbing tendency
of the tribes to wear coins sporting his likeness. And through
it all, Fate and Seev and the Thousandth God are not done
pursuing their own plans for him...
"The emotional intensity of this story will
carry you along with it... An excellent book, with emotional
depth, characters you will love (and in some cases hate!),
and an intriguing plot. I highly recommend it."
Dr. Willoughby Thorne
always wanted to work for the Smithsonian. Instead, he ended
up the curator of the Museum of the Arcane, master (more
or less) of three public floors and 772 vaults full of restless
artifacts imbued with their own ideas of their place in
history. Endowed with the accumulated might of the artifacts
themselves, it is his job to keep them in line—and in their
cases. Some can wreak disaster even by being good.
Aided by a museum staff that could kindly be called eccentric,
Will fights to keep the objects from corrupting an unsuspecting
public...even when the museum has other ideas!
"I didn't want this
to end, and you won't either." Amazon
"I tried to stretch this out, only two stories
a day, but even then, it only lasts so long. I'm looking
forward to the second reading, but treat yourself to the
Book 2 of Fate's Arrow
takes up mere days after the action in The Mask of God.
Fate's arrow has touched Alarion, setting the fearsome scar
of what should have been a mortal wound on his chest. Now
well snared in the machinations of the god Stoneshaker,
he refuses a future shaped by either of them and rides back
into Nemistak to learn why the One God of the tribes has
survived 300 years of exile.
As he searches for a way to alter the future Fate has
planned for him, she fends off the ambitions of her fellow
gods. But none of them has reckoned with the wild, ungovernable
Thousandth God and his fearsome dice...
read... Bolich artfully creates the world and reveals the
doubts many have of religion through the eyes of a young
man... rich in imagery and depth."
In Book 4 of The Masters
of the Elements, Athuun ak’Kal discovers that he has accidentally
awakened Earth Mother in his attempt to help Jetta ak'Kal
and her company master the Ancient at the headwaters of
the River Melth.
Hoping to learn how to control his talent, he accompanies
his new companions as they head home to Annam Vale. But
in Annam, he finds that the only answers are to be found
deep under the mountains, the one place he swore he would
never go again. But go he must, seeking to close the Ancient’s
cage before the Mother closes it herself—by shaking the
"Delver starts quietly and builds
steadily into a gut-wrenching climax involving all the characters
you've come to love and ending the series perfectly."