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The Blood Knight - Greg Keyes
The Blood Knight
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Brimming with passion and adventure, Greg Keyes’s epic saga of a royal family’s fall from power through treachery and dark magic, set amid the return of ancient evils whose malevolence threatens to annihilate humanity, bids fair to become a classic of its kind. Now, in the eagerly awaited third... show more
Brimming with passion and adventure, Greg Keyes’s epic saga of a royal family’s fall from power through treachery and dark magic, set amid the return of ancient evils whose malevolence threatens to annihilate humanity, bids fair to become a classic of its kind. Now, in the eagerly awaited third installment, Keyes draws the threads of his tapestry ever tighter, illuminating old mysteries and introducing new ones as events build toward a shattering climax.The legendary Briar King has awakened, spreading madness and destruction. Half-remembered, poorly understood prophecies seem to point to the young princess Anne Dare, rightful heir to the throne of Crotheny, as the world’s only hope. Yet Anne is hunted by the minions of the usurper Robert, whose return from the grave has opened a doorway through which sinister sorceries have poured into the world. Though Anne herself is the conduit of fearsome powers beyond her understanding and control, it is time for girl to become woman, princess to become queen. Anne must stop running and instead march at the head of an army to take back her kingdom . . . or die trying. But a mysterious assassin stalks her, so skilled in the deadly fencing style of dessrata that even Anne’s friend and protector Cazio, a master of the form, cannot stand against him, nor can her sworn defender, the young knight Neil MeqVren.As for Anne’s other companions–Aspar White, the royal holter who bears an enchanted arrow capable of felling the Briar King; and Stephen Darige, the monk who blew the horn that woke the Briar King from his slumber–they cannot help her, as their separate paths carry them ever deeper into a deadly maze of myth and magic from which return may be impossible.Meanwhile, Queen Muriele is a prisoner of the false king. With no allies but a crippled musician, who is himself a prisoner, and a servingwoman who is both more and less than she seems, Muriele will find herself a pawn in Robert’s schemes for conquest–and a weapon to be used against her own daughter.From the Hardcover edition.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780345440723 (0345440722)
ASIN: 345440722
Publisher: Del Rey Books
Pages no: 547
Edition language: English
Series: Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone (#3)
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YouKneeK
YouKneeK rated it
5.0 Review: The Blood Knight (Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone Book 3 of 4)
This is the third book out of four in the Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone series and I enjoyed it a lot – about as much as I enjoyed the second book. This book felt a little more concentrated on a smaller set of story lines and characters, although that perception may be inaccurate. I think in reality ...
traciloudin
traciloudin rated it
4.0 The Blood Knight
Not quite as gripping as the first two in the series, this book was still hard to put down. Definitely can't wait to read the conclusion in the fourth and final book, the Born Queen. This book's title is a bit misleading, because you don't find out who/what the Blood Knight is until the very end.
altheaann
altheaann rated it
This excellent fantasy series ("Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone") is veryreminiscent of George R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire - except thatit's actually finished! (There's one more book in the series that Ihaven't yet read.) It follows a similar format, structurally, and the'feel' of the writing is v...
Escaping into My Books
Escaping into My Books rated it
3.0 The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone Series
I am always surprised that this series does not get anymore attention, because it deserves more. I picked up the first book, The Briar King, on a whim. I was looking for something to read to pass the time and just picked it up at the bookstore because it sounded interesting. I am always looking for ...
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