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Fire and sword
Brown, Simon, 1956-
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New York : DAW Books, 2004.

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420 pages ; 18 cm.
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In the second novel of this exciting trilogy, Lynan, the youngest prince, begins to gather an army, vowing to drive his homeland into civil war. In the meantime, his half-sister Areava has been crowned queen of Grenda Lear. The only thing they can both be certain of is that there will be a reckoning between them-one that will threaten all of Grenda Lear...

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Simon Brown is highly regarded as both a practitioner of Feng Shui & a best-selling author.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Brown continues the story of Grenda Lear, whose monarchs rule by virtue of the keys of power, in a book that, if less original, is more tragic than Inheritance BKL S 15 03. On her deathbed, Queen Usharna gave one of the keys to each of her four children. The eldest prince was murdered, and the youngest, Lynan, was framed for the crime, provoking him to flee for his life. The princess, Areava, claimed the right to rule, and the second prince, who holds the key of healing, works in hospices in the quarters of the poor, where he is endangering his health and sanity by overusing his key. Lynan has found refuge among his grandmother's people, but during his flight, he was given the blood of a wood-vampire to save his life, and it is changing him. In Grenda Lear, Queen Areava must deal with contentious nobles and scheming counselors. All this makes for lots of action, leading readers to eagerly anticipate more about Grenda Lear. --Frieda Murray Copyright 2004 Booklist