The Bone Doll's Twin
Sometimes the price of destiny is higher than anyone imagined....Dark Magic, Hidden DestinyFor three centuries a divine prophecy and a line of warrior queens protected Skala. But the people grew complacent and Erius, a usurper king, claimed his young half sister’s throne. Now plague and drought... show more
Sometimes the price of destiny is higher than anyone imagined....Dark Magic, Hidden DestinyFor three centuries a divine prophecy and a line of warrior queens protected Skala. But the people grew complacent and Erius, a usurper king, claimed his young half sister’s throne. Now plague and drought stalk the land, war with Skala’s ancient rival Plenimar drains the country’s lifeblood, and to be born female into the royal line has become a death sentence as the king fights to ensure the succession of his only heir, a son. For King Erius the greatest threat comes from his own line — and from Illior’s faithful, who spread the Oracle’s words to a doubting populace.As noblewomen young and old perish mysteriously, the king’s nephew — his sister’s only child — grows toward manhood. But unbeknownst to the king or the boy, strange, haunted Tobin is the princess’s daughter, given male form by a dark magic to protect her until she can claim her rightful destiny. Only Tobin’s noble father, two wizards of Illior, and an outlawed forest witch know the truth. Only they can protect young Tobin from a king’s wrath, a mother’s madness, and the terrifying rage of her brother’s demon spirit, determined to avenge his brutal murder....
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: October 21st 2009
Publisher: Bantam Spectra
Pages no: 524
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Epic Fantasy
, High Fantasy
, Dark Fantasy
Series: Tamír Triad (#1)
I loved this story! I was swept away by the setting, the characters and the adventures of a young boy finding his way in a complex world and learning his true nature and purpose. This is a beautifully written, dark and compelling fantasy that explores gender roles and identity.
Moved a little slowly for me, but overall I enjoyed it. Looking forward to seeing what happens. The ending...oh god. WHY. WHYYYY.
This started off really slow for me, and I had a hard time sticking with it at first. But I think a lot of that was how often I was reading a child's perspective, and that just didn't interest me. It's not that I didn't like Tobin - I actually did, quite a bit! But I tend to hve a hard time reading ...
The Bone Doll's Twin is an unusual story which is mostly told via a dead person. It's a gripping story that had me urging the investigators to find the killer.
Okay, so I love fantasy when it is well done. There's something so immensely satisfying about reading a well constructed world. All that "world-is-going-to-end-and-then-a-hero-comes-along" (see what I did thurr?) stuff is totally my thing, ya know? So when the lovely Dominique (I was stalking your b...