Elizabeth Moon is back with the fourth adventure in her bestselling fantasy epic. Moon brilliantly weaves a colorful tapestry of action, betrayal, love, and magic set in a richly imagined world that stands alongside those of such fantasy masters as George R. R. Martin and Robin Hobb. The unthinkable has occurred in the kingdom of Lyonya. The queen of the Elvesaknown as the Ladyais dead, murdered by former elves twisted by dark powers. Now the Ladyas half-elven grandson must heal the mistrust between elf and human before their enemies strike again. Yet as he struggles to make ready for an attack, an even greater threat looms across the Eight Kingdoms. Throughout the north, magic is reappearing after centuries of absence, emerging without warning in family after familyarich and poor alike. In some areas, the religious strictures against magery remain in place, and fanatical followers are stamping out magery by killing whoever displays the merest sign of itaeven children. And as unrest spreads, one very determined traitor works to undo any effort at peaceano matter how many lives it costs. With the future hanging in the balance, it is only the dedication of a few resolute heroes who can turn the tides . . . if they can survive. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Elizabeth Moon's Crown of Renewal. Praise for Limits of Power aItas easy to become fully immersed in, and absorbed by, the narrative: [Moonas] great strength lies in the patient accumulation of telling detail, yielding an extraordinarily rich picture of the worldas politics, philosophy, military structure, history, magic and alien cultures, where men and women stand as equals even in force of arms.aaKirkus Reviews aThoughtful and deeply character driven, full of personal crises as heartbreaking and hopeful as any dramatic invasion . . . Moon deftly avoids big literary explosions, preferring instead a slow boil that builds pressure without relief. There are plots within plots, but the complex story is never confusing. Fantasy fans will be delighted by this impressive foray.aaPublishers Weekly (starred review) Praise for Elizabeth Moon aThis is an excellent series, and Echoes of Betrayal is particularly well done. [Elizabeth Moon is a] consistently entertaining writer, and this book lives up to her standards.aaSan Jose Mercury News aMoonas characters navigate an intricate maze of alliances and rivalries. . . . Close attention to military detail gives the action convincing intensity.aaThe Star-Ledger, on Kings of the North aA triumphant return to the fantasy world she created . . . No one writes fantasy quite like Moon.aaThe Miami Herald, on Oath of FealtyWith the future hanging in the balance, it is only the dedication of a few resolute heroes who can turn the tides . . . if they can survive. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Elizabeth Moona#39;s Crown of Renewal.
|Title||:||Limits of Power|
|Publisher||:||Del Rey - 2013-06-11|