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Title:
Fortune's blight
Author:
Manieri, Evie.
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Edition:
1st U.S. ed.
Publication Information:
New York : Tor, 2015.
Physical Description:
382 pages : maps ; 25 cm.
General Note:
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."

"First published in Great Britain by Jo Fletcher Books."
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780765332356
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Book

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Fortune's Blight by Evie Manieri continues the conflict begun in Blood's Pride. Victory for the Shadari rebels has come at a terrible price. Hardship, superstition, and petty feuds poison King Daryan's young reign, and entire families are vanishing without a trace. Help is nowhere to be found, for their Nomas allies have troubles of their own and the Mongrel, plagued by the sins of her violent past, has disappeared.

While Daryan struggles to maintain the peace, Eofar and Rho are racing to their northern homeland to plead--or fight--for the Shadar's independence. But Norland has changed, and they soon find themselves embroiled in the court politics of an empire about to implode.

Meanwhile, the Mongrel's path carries her deep into Norland's frozen wastes to redeem a promise--one that forces her into the heart of the growing conflict.

As the foundations of the two far-flung countries begin to crack, an enigmatic figure watches from a tower room in Ravindal Castle. She is old, and a prisoner, but her reach is long, and her patience is about to be rewarded....


Author Notes

EVIE MANIERI has a degree in Medieval History and Theatre from Wesleyan University. Blood's Pride was her first novel. She lives with her husband and daughter in New York City.


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Manieiri's capable sequel to 2013's Blood's Pride, in which the people of Shadar free themselves from the evil Dead Ones, examines the cost of that victory. The Shadari king, Daryan, is all too aware that their continued liberty is far from assured. He attempts to seek the guidance of the Shadari priests, and is stunned to learn that someone has been murdering them. Resolution of that mystery is but one of the multiple intricate plot elements in this carefully crafted novel, which will draw in new and returning readers alike. The suspense, character development, and worldbuilding are all superior, and the ominous tone of the opening is sustained throughout, nicely setting the stage for the trilogy's conclusion. Agent: Becca Stumpf, Prospect Agency. (Feb.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.