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This fantasy epic is the first volume in the Kingdom of Thorn and Bone series. Two thousand years ago, Queen Virginia Dare and her people (who came from a mysterious land, also called Virginia) freed the humans from their enslavers, the magic-wielding, near-immortal Skasloi. But to do so, Queen Virginia used a dangerous form of magic, and the remaining Skasloi lord warned that humans would one day pay a price for that use. Today, Queen Virginias descendants rule the kingdom of Crotheny, but that unbroken line may be at an end: an assassination plot threatens the royal family, the words of a prophecy begin to come true, and an ancient evil wakes in the forest.
Details: Advanced Reading Copy
Series: The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone
Height: 9.25 x 6.25 x 1.50
Shipment Weight: 2 lbs.
Two thousand years ago, the Born Queen defeated the Skasloi lords, freeing humans from the bitter yoke of slavery. But now monstrous creatures roam the landand destinies become inextricably entangled in a drama of power and seduction. The kings woodsman, a rebellious girl, a young priest, a roguish adventurer, and a young man made suddenly into a knightall face malevolent forces that shake the foundations of the kingdom, even as the Briar King, legendary harbinger of death, awakens from his slumber. At the heart of this many-layered tale is Anne Dare, youngest daughter of the royal family . . . upon whom the fate of her world may depend.