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The twilight herald / Tom Lloyd.

By: Lloyd, Tom, 1979-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: The twilight reign ; bk. 2. Publisher: London : Gollancz, 2008Description: 535 p. : map ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9780575082281.Subject(s): Imaginary wars and battles -- Fiction | Good and evil -- Fiction | Fantasy fictionDDC classification: 823.92 Summary: After the shattering events of The Stormcaller, the eyes of the Land are on the minor city of Scree, which could soon be obliterated as the new Lord of the Farlan plots his revenge against Scree's rulers. Suffering under an unnatural summer drought and surrounded by volatile mercenary armies that may be its only salvation, the city is a strange sanctuary for a fugitive abbot to flee to, but he is only the first of many to be drawn there. Kings and princes, lords and monsters--all walk the sun-scorched streets while the evenings witness the performance of cruel and subversive plays that work their way into the hearts of the audience.
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First published: 2007.

After the shattering events of The Stormcaller, the eyes of the Land are on the minor city of Scree, which could soon be obliterated as the new Lord of the Farlan plots his revenge against Scree's rulers. Suffering under an unnatural summer drought and surrounded by volatile mercenary armies that may be its only salvation, the city is a strange sanctuary for a fugitive abbot to flee to, but he is only the first of many to be drawn there. Kings and princes, lords and monsters--all walk the sun-scorched streets while the evenings witness the performance of cruel and subversive plays that work their way into the hearts of the audience.

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Library Journal Review

Upon the death of Lord Bahl, the youthful and charismatic Isak takes his place as heir and Lord of the Farlan and faces attempted assassination and outright war as subversives of all kinds seem to flock to the minor city of Scree. This sequel to The Stormcaller continues the tale of a young man of unprepossessing beginnings, chosen for a great destiny and thrust into struggles that threaten his life and identity. Epic battles and highly personal drama combine to create grand fantasy adventure, filled with strongly realized characters and a richly vivid worldscape. A good addition to fantasy collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Publishers Weekly Review

In this elaborate and character-laden sequel to 2008's The Stormcaller, Isak the White-Eyed, new ruler of the Farlan tribe, tries to save the city of Scree as a magical spell turns it into a cesspit of evil and death. With the aid of a dubious group of comrades, Isak investigates the blessing and curse of his white eyes, which grant him mostly unexplained magical powers and superior strength as well as a powerful rage he must learn to control. As he matures, the plot deepens, with several characters questioning their loyalties and pursuing unclear agendas. The result is a wonderfully dense and often gruesome story of martial might and raw magic. Fans who liked the first book but thought Lloyd could do better will be thrilled to be proven right. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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