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The Westlands - A Time of Exile (The Westlands, Book 1)

By Katharine Kerr

A Time Of Exile is the first book in The Westlands series – a new entry point into Kerr’s magical world, and a continuation of the tale begun in The Deverry series.

A hidden history, a destiny fulfilled and a heritage rich in joy and sadness…

Many decades have passed since the half-elven Lord Rhodry took the throne of Aberwyn, but he appears to have hardly aged a year. His suspicious subjects mutter that there must be magic about him and increasingly the king wonders to himself if perhaps his time in power is drawing to a close. Ever a chancer, Rhodry conspires to stage his own death and slip away to a simpler life.

But you can never outrun your past.

When Rhodry meets his lost lover, Jill – now a powerful wizard – she urges that he finally accept his elven heritage. Torn by duty and a love long-lost, Aberwyn’s ruler must face his past to forge his future.

A Time Of Exile is the first book in The Westlands series – a new entry point into Kerr’s magical world, and a continuation of the tale begun in The Deverry series. In The Westlands series Kerr delves into the rich history of the elves and the Westfolk, weaving myth and history to create a sparkling fantasy classic: a tale of adventure and timeless love, perilous battle and pure magic.

Format: Paperback
Release Date: 31 Oct 2019
Pages: 422
ISBN: 978-0-00-828749-8
Price: £12.99 (Export Price) , £12.99, €None
Leaving snowy Ohio for California, Katharine Kerr studied at Stanford University for a spell before dropping out to join some of the many social movements sweeping San Francisco in the 60s. She first became involved in the field of fantasy through role-playing games, writing articles for gaming magazines and authoring early quests for Dungeons and Dragons – all of which soon led her to fantasy writing, with her first Deverry novel, Daggerspell, appearing in 1986. Since then, her Deverry series has hit The Times and the Australian bestseller lists, garnering fans from around the world.‘A criminally under-rated and overlooked epic fantasy sequence [with] a keen sense of history, well drawn characters, and a complex plot.’Kate Elliott, bestselling author‘An unusually scholarly writer of fantasy’Telegraph

Praise for Katharine Kerr and the Deverry novels: -

‘Kerr is an excellent writer, her stories live and breathe - exciting, unpredictable, and engaging in equal measure.’Mark Lawrence -

”'A fantastic plot which turns a simple story into something far more original … a cracking read … engrossing” - SFX

”'A criminally under-rated and overlooked epic fantasy sequence [with] a keen sense of history, well drawn characters, and a complex plot” - Kate Elliott, author of the Spiritwalker Trilogy

”'An unusually scholarly writer of fantasy” - TELEGRAPH

”'Much as I dislike comparing anything to The Lord of the Rings, I have to admit that on this occasion it’s justified” - INTERZONE

”'Kerr is a master of her trade…She has created a world that might very well go on for ever, and this one reader sincerely hopes it does” - VECTOR

”'An extensive and complete world, whose endlessly fascinating details grow book by book” - STARLOG