The Heir of Night

The Heir of Night

Book - 2010
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The violence of an age-old war casts a long shadow. It falls on a world where mercy is weakness and conflict is a way of life. Young Malian is being trained to rule. Her people garrison the mountain range known as the Wall of Night against an ancient enemy, keeping a tide of shadow from the rest of their world. Malian is expected to uphold this tradition, yet she's known little of real danger until the enemy launches a direct attack upon her fortress home. In the darkest part of the night, the Keep of Winds becomes a bloodbath. Women and children, warriors and priests, are slain by creatures with twisted magic flowing in their veins. And as the castle wakes to chaos, Malian flees deep into the Old Keep, her life at stake. Then when the danger is greatest, her own hidden magic flares into life. But this untapped potential is a two-edged blade. If she accepts its power, she must prepare to pay the price.
Publisher: London : Orbit, 2010.
Branch Call Number: FANTASY
Characteristics: 466 p. ;,21 cm.
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Series Volume: 1.

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Featuring the alternate fantasy world of Haarth, this is the first in a planned four-book epic fantasy, The Wall of Night series. This novel 'reinvigorates the epic fantasy with appealing characters and a richly detailed world'. (Library Journal)


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Jul 11, 2011

I read a fair bit of fantasy fiction and thoroughly enjoyed this one. Book 2 is due in 2012 and I'm looking forward to it. Winner of Best Novel at the 2011 New Zealand Vogel Awards.

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