Her sister swore that she would never let her die; now the entire world may pay the price. In a land where gods walk beside men and witches defy death, war changes everything. Scholar and warrior, witch and king, priestess and corpse—all must come together to save their world from the ravages of... show more
Her sister swore that she would never let her die; now the entire world may pay the price. In a land where gods walk beside men and witches defy death, war changes everything. Scholar and warrior, witch and king, priestess and corpse—all must come together to save their world from the ravages of the coming tempest.For three hundred years, Erekos and Weigenland have fought to hold the borderland between the two nations. As the first storms of the flood season scour Erekos from the swamplands to the feet of the mountains, the Erekoi king discovers a dangerous new weapon that might be able to end the war: the witch Achane, who has raised her sister from the dead.Achane and her sister, dragged apart on the very doorstep of a temple, must work to find each other again before the magic that binds them also kills them. In the process, Achane must overcome her grief—and the temptation of the king's plans for Erekos.Meanwhile, on the mountainous border between the two warring lands, the student Erlen finds his research interrupted by the encroaching conflict. Driven by a militant love for this neutral territory and its people, he determines to defend his newfound homeland at any cost.In a land where gods walk the earth and myth manifests along the rivers and in the mountains, ordinary men and women must fight to make their own stories before the war unwrites them all.- - -Erekos is an epic fantasy, but one without elves or knights; it is a love story, but a story about the love of a woman for her sister, a scholar for his subjects, a king for his land and its people. It is a story about how stories are made, and how reality becomes legend in the telling. Above all, it is a story about humanity, and what makes us human.
Publish date: September 21st 2010
Publisher: Candlemark & Gleam
Edition language: English
This is a very… different book.I’m not even sure how to classify it.While it’s fantasy, it’s not quite like any other fantasy I’ve read (yes, even the China Mieville brand. It’s weirder than that.) It’s most certainly not a character-driven piece - in fact, it’s as far from a character driven piece ...
One cannot love every book; in fact, one cannot like every book. Yet, one can learn from every book one reads. My learning from Erekos is that I need to be more selective of the fantasy/speculative fiction novels I choose to read. It taught me that while I enjoy novels that posit a very different fu...