King's Dragon (Crown of Stars #1) (Paperback)

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Set in an alternate Europe where bloody conflicts rage, the first book of the Crown of Stars epic fantasy series chronicles a world-shaking conflict for the survival of humanity

It begins with civil war....

For though King Henry still holds the crown of Wendar, his reign has long been contested by his sister Sabella. There are many eager to flock to her banner, and there are ways to make even the most unwilling lord into a weapon pointed at the heart of Henry’s realm.

Torn by internal strife, Wendar also faces deadly raids from the north by an inhuman race, the Eika. And now terrifying portents are being seen; old ruins restored to life under the light of the full moon and peopled by the long-vanished Lost Ones; dark spirits walking the land in broad daylight.
And suddenly two innocents are about to be thrust into the middle of the conflict.

Liath, who has spent her early years fleeing from unknown enemies, is a young woman with the power to change the course of history if she can only learn to master her fear and seize what is rightfully hers.

While Alain, a young man who may find his future in a vision granted by the Lady of Battles, must first unravel the mystery of who he is—whether the bastard son of a noble father, the half-breed child of an elfin lord, the unwanted get of a whore, or the heir to a proud and ancient lineage. For only when he discovers the truth can he accept the destiny for which he was born.

Liath and Alain, each trapped in a personal struggle for survival, both helplessly being drawn into a far greater battle, a war in which sorcery not swords will determine the final outcome, and the land itself may be irrevocably reshaped by the forces unleashed....

About the Author


Kate Elliott’s credits include the Nebula finalist novel, King’s Dragon, its sequels, Prince of Dogs, The Burning Stone, Child of Flame, and The Gathering Storm; her groundbreaking DAW science fiction series, The Novels of JaranJaran, An Earthly Crown, His Conquering Sword, and The Law of Becoming; and her magnificent fantasy collaboration with Melanie Rawn and Jennifer Roberson, The Golden Key. She now lives in Hawaii with her husband, three children, and a dog. She can be found at kateelliott.com.

Praise For…


Praise for King’s Dragon:

“In the Jaran series, Elliott proved herself good at setting up conflict on a grand scale…. Here she creates a complex fantasy world with intriguing parallels to European history, colorful characters, and plenty of action and magic.” —Locus
 
“The saga’s world is extremely well built, its pacing is brisk enough to keep the pages fluttering…. This certainly could become one of the best multivolume fantasies—fans, take note!” —Booklist
 
“[King’s Dragon] proves an entirely captivating affair…. Elliott models her world from a thorough understanding of medieval European history, leavened with imaginative twists of perspective.” —Publishers Weekly
 
“Three young protagonists will win teen interest in this multi-layered fantasy…. It will be loved by die-hard, dedicated fantasy fans who liked the lengthy Memory, Sorrow and Thorn trilogy by Tad Williams.” —VOYA
 
“[King’s Dragon] is the first book of what promises to be a gripping and enthralling fantasy epic…. Very promising.” —The Directory
 
A master storyteller, Ms. Elliott paints a vast panorama filled with striking characters and a mesmerizing storyline.” —Romantic Times Magazine (now RT Reviews)


Product Details
ISBN: 9780756414139
ISBN-10: 075641413X
Publisher: DAW
Publication Date: July 31st, 2018
Pages: 640
Language: English
Series: Crown of Stars

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