For the sake of an imperiled kingdom, the line between "traitor" and "savior" must blur . . . and vanish. Though barely a teenager, Wyl Thirsk must now assume the role he has been destined for since birth: commander of the Morgravian army -- an awesome responsibility that calls him to the royal... show more
For the sake of an imperiled kingdom, the line between "traitor" and "savior" must blur . . . and vanish. Though barely a teenager, Wyl Thirsk must now assume the role he has been destined for since birth: commander of the Morgravian army -- an awesome responsibility that calls him to the royal palace of the crown prince Celimus. Already a cruel despot who delights in the suffering of others, Celimus enjoys forcing his new general to witness his depraved "entertainments." But a kindness to a condemned witch in her final, agonizing hours earns young Thirsk a miraculous bequest, while inflaming the wrath of his liege lord. With war looming in the north, Wyl must obey Celimus's treacherous dictates and undertake a suicidal journey to an enemy court -- armed with a mysterious power that could prove both boon and curse. For unless he accepts Myrren's gift, it will surely destroy him . . . and the land he must defend.
Publish date: 2006-01-31
Pages no: 528
Edition language: English
Series: The Quickening (#1)
This is the first book in the Quickening Trilogy. I happened to read some other reviews before I started writing my own (which I rarely do), but honestly, I don't see why they are all so negative. I mean, this is far from the best book I've ever read but still I enjoyed reading it. (I've read tons...
I am so disappointed in this book and its sequel (and I'm assuming will be equally disappointed w/ the third one, but hey, I spent the money on it, I'm going to read it.)First off, a glowing recommendation by Robin Hobb, author of TWO of my favorite fantasy trilogies (Farseer, Tawny Man). What a dam...
Wyl Thirsk is brought to the royal palace to learn about being the next leader of the army and companion to the crown prince. His father and the King are friends. However the prince is looking for power and is willing to do anything to get that power. He doesn't get on with his father and can't w...
Terrible, TERRIBLE series. I was silly enough to buy all three books at once and so i read (or skimmed when i just could not take it anymore) the whole series. 0/5 . I'd give it less if i could. I recommend it to no one. Ever.