Prisoner of the Iron Tower (Tears of Artamon, # 2)
A weaver of tales, a caster of spells, and a writer of rare imagination, Sarah Ash lends her unique vision to epic fantasy. In this captivating continuation to her story, the author of Lord of Snow and Shadows revisits a realm filled with spirits and singers, daemons and kings.Gavril Nagarian has... show more
A weaver of tales, a caster of spells, and a writer of rare imagination, Sarah Ash lends her unique vision to epic fantasy. In this captivating continuation to her story, the author of Lord of Snow and Shadows revisits a realm filled with spirits and singers, daemons and kings.Gavril Nagarian has finally cast out the dragon-daemon from deep within himself. The Drakhaoul is gone—and with it all of Gavril’s fearsome powers. Though no longer besieged by the Drakhaoul’s unnatural lusts and desires, Gavril has betrayed his birthright and his people. He has put the ice-bound princedom of Azhkendir at risk and lost.Emerging from his battle with the Lord Drakhaon scarred but victorious, Eugene of Tielen exacts a terrible price. He arrests the renegade warlord Gavril Nagarian for crimes against the Rossiyan Empire and sentences him to life in an insane asylum—for the absence of the Drakhaoul is slowly driving Gavril mad. But Eugene has another motive as well. He longs to possess the Drakhaoul—at any cost to his kingdom and his humanity. With Gavril locked inside the Iron Tower, three women keep his memory alive. His mother returns to the warmer climes of her homeland, where she foments the seeds of rebellion. A young scullery maid whose heart is broken by Gavril’s arrest sends her spirit out to the Ways Beyond. And even the emperor’s new wife is haunted by her remembrances of the handsome young painter who once captured her soul.The five princedoms of a shattered empire are reunited. The last of Artamon’s ruby tears adorns Eugene’s crown. But peace is as fragile as a rebel’s whisper—and a captive’s wish to be free.Glowing with the powers of light and darkness, Prisoner of the Iron Tower will astonish and enthrall you, as courtly intrigue collides with the fantastic—and good and evil become as nebulous as the outlines of a dream.
Publish date: August 3rd 2004
Pages no: 466
Edition language: English
Series: Tears of Artamon (#2)
It's a long book and was a bit of a slog to get through, the multi-various strands of the story are starting to come together. Gavril Nagarian has cast out the demon that was sharing his body. His powers are gone and he has surrendered to the Emperor. Who promptly throws him in an asylum for th...
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...
Done with book 2, now onto book three. I need to find out how it all ends.
Gavril gets back his drakhaoul, Eugene finds the gate and gets a drakhaoul of his own and another kingdom, the Francians, challenges Eugenes empire.
Magically second installment is just as good as the first one. I'm pulled into this story and reading it within a day. Well crafted world with intrigue and it doesn't seem as if there are any friends. Everyone can be an enemy. Enjoyed this second one and can't wait for the next.