Warhost of Vastmark
Janny Wurts’s epic tale of two half-brothers cursed to life-long enmity reaches new heights in the third volume, now re-released with a striking new cover. Tricked once more by his wily half-brother, Lysaer, Lord of Light, arrives at the tiny harbour town of Merior to find that Arithon’s... show more
Janny Wurts’s epic tale of two half-brothers cursed to life-long enmity reaches new heights in the third volume, now re-released with a striking new cover. Tricked once more by his wily half-brother, Lysaer, Lord of Light, arrives at the tiny harbour town of Merior to find that Arithon’s ship yards have been abandoned and meticulously destroyed, and that the Master of Shadow has disappeared as if into thin air. Meanwhile Arithon and the Mad Prophet Dakar are travelling on foot through the treacherous Kelhorn Mountains towards the Vastmark clans, there to raise further support for his cause. But raising a warhost is a costly business. Is it mere coincidence that Princess Talith – Lysaer’s beautiful, headstrong wife – is taken captive and held for a vast ransom by a master brigand? The forces of light and shadow circle and feint, drawing ever closer to a huge conflict. And in the background the Fellowship of Seven Sorcerers and the Koriani Enchantresses watch and plan, and wait…
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: July 1st 2009
Pages no: 522
Edition language: English
Series: Wars of Light and Shadow (#3)
The engulfing finale of the scenario unrolled with The Ships of Merior, Warhost of Vastmark offers frantic chases, layers of carefully planned subterfuge, ingenious bending of circumstances and counterploys, fateful auguries, bloody battles and the incredible, growing cast of well-rounded characters...
This review assumes you read The Curse of the Mistwraith, I wanted to review each book individually, but after giving up after Fugitive Prince I realized there was little point. Ships of Merior and Warhost of Vastmark are effectively the same book, plot wise. Apart from a tiny amount of critical d...
Taken as a whole, Ships of Merrior, of which Warhost of the Vastmark is the second half of the second story arc, delivers satisfying character development, layered, intricate and emerging plots, and astounding visuals vividly drawn. Due to a very hectic week at work, I am unable to flesh out this r...