BOOK TWO IN THE MAGICAL DEVERRY CYCLE
Prepare to be spellbound by this classic fantasy series: a sparkling tale of adventure and timeless love, perilous battle and pure magic.
‘I was hooked and my enthusiasm for this series carried me through to the very last and then moved me to tears’ – Fantasy Book Review
‘A cracking read’ – SFX
A Royal’s freedom, the gift of magic and stolen power…
Exiled from his brother’s court, Lord Rhodry has found a life for himself on the road with wandering mercenaries, the Silver Daggers. The going is hard, but Jill, a young master of sword and magic, is with him, and as they journey across Deverry’s long roads, feelings between warrior and lord deepen.
But before love can truly blossom, Jill and Rhodry are drawn into a web of enchantment and mortal danger. The Great Stone of the West, a magical jewel that guides the conscience of kings, has been stolen. When Jill stumbles across the Stone, she draws the attention of the Dark Brotherhood – evil sorcerers who will hunt her with the darkest magics and messengers of death.
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: -
‘An excellent writer… the story is engaging, exciting, and unpredictable’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