Children of the Serpent Gate
In this third novel in her acclaimed Tears of Artamon saga, Sarah Ash once again transports readers to a realm where sorcery collides with political intrigue...and where one man haunted by a dark legacy is locked in a fierce struggle between the forces of good and evil battling for supremacy... show more
In this third novel in her acclaimed Tears of Artamon saga, Sarah Ash once again transports readers to a realm where sorcery collides with political intrigue...and where one man haunted by a dark legacy is locked in a fierce struggle between the forces of good and evil battling for supremacy within him....Gavril Nagarian is believed dead–perished in the heat of battle. But the Lord Drakhaon of Azhkendir lives on. Now he is entrusted with a sacred mission: to rescue the aged Magus, who has been kidnapped and in whose possession are the five priceless rubies that compose the fabled Tears of Artamon. Ancient law decrees that whoever possesses the coveted stones has the power to impose his rule over the five princedoms in the Empire of New Rossiya.But the task exacts a cost. The Drakhaoul that destroyed his forebears has penetrated Gavril’s psyche and is gaining power over his soul. With the dark forces inside him seeking immortality, Gavril must feed on the blood of innocents–or die.Toppled by the loss of the Tears of Artamon, Emperor Eugene of Tielen is tormented by his own daemon. Now he must defend his lands against King Enguerrand of Francia, who claims ownership of the Tears. But both men share a common goal: to destroy Gavril Nagarian and the Drakhaoul that lives within him once and for all.Ingenious and unforgettable, Children of the Serpent Gate delivers a thrilling conclusion to the epic trials of a man of honor in a world run amok–a calamity that can be laid to rest only by an Emperor’s Tears.From the Hardcover edition.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: May 30th 2006
Pages no: 610
Edition language: English
Series: Tears of Artamon (#3)
Reviewing "Prisoner of the Iron Tower" and "Children of the Serpent Gate" together.These are #2 and #3 in the trilogy, and I feel much the same way about them as I did about the first book: I really liked them.Thee aren't books I would recommend to a non-fantasy fan in order to win them over to fant...
The series turned out to be better than I expected. I really enjoyed it. It certainly transported me to a different world. Will there be a sequel, I wonder?
While this trilogy was ok, Sarah Ash's writing and storytelling don't inspire me to search out any more of her works.
This is a lovely ending to this great trilogy. It's all doom and gloom which I like. The hopelessness is a bit heavy to bear yet make the story so much better for me. Gavril does not lead an easy life. This tale is the final obstacle. It's complicated and well written. I'd read it again.