Even its imperial legions yearn for some respite. For Sergeant Whiskeyjack and his Bridgeburners and for Tattersail, sole surviving sorceress of the Second Legion, the aftermath of the siege of Pale should have been a time to mourn the dead. But Darujhistan, last of the Free Cities of Genabackis, still holds out - and Empress Lasseen's ambition knows no bounds.
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On the blood-soaked borders of Angland, Leo dan Brock struggles to win fame on the battlefield and defeat the marauding armies of Stour Nightfall. He hopes for help from the crown. But King Jezal's son, the feckless Prince Orso, is a man who specialises in disappointments. Savine dan Glokta - socialite, investor and daughter of the most feared man in the Union - plans to claw her way to the top of the slag-heap of society by any means necessary. But the slums boil over with a rage that all the money in the world cannot control. Enter the mysterious and exotic world of Kelewan.
Despite her grief, as the only surviving member of her house, Mara must now take up the mantles of Ruling Lady. But she soon discovers betrayal at the heart of her family's loss, and the Acoma's enemies have brought her house to the brink of utter destruction. A collection of short stories from one of the most critically acclaimed authors in the fantasy genre, Robin Hobb. Including work written under her pseudonym, Megan Lindholm.
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Bingtown heiresses rub shoulders in this wonderful collection with vampires and alien musicians, tramps and feral cats. Jackal is proud to be a Grey Bastard, member of a sworn brotherhood of half-orcs. Unloved and unwanted in civilized society, the Bastards eke out a hard life in the desolate no-man's-land called the Lots, protecting frail and noble human civilization from invading bands of vicious full-blooded orcs. But as Jackal is soon to learn, his pride may be misplaced. Because a dark secret lies at the heart of the Bastards' existence - one that reveals a horrifying truth behind humanity's tenuous peace with the orcs, and exposes a grave danger on the horizon.
Secrets are dangerous! Some she keeps from herself, like her mysterious talent for sorcery. Some she knows too well, like the rare disease that threatens to kill her - or someone else. When she meets Tor Thorlaksson, a sorcerer and runemaster, he seems to offer an escape from her deadly problems.
But he knows secrets about them both, and these could turn her world upside down. Born in the storm that doomed his father, Connavar grows to manhood among the mist-covered mountains of Caer Druagh, where the Rigante tribe dwell in harmony with the land and its gods. But beyond the border, across the water, an evil force is gathering strength, an unstoppable force that will change the world beyond all recognition.
Haunted by malevolent spirits and hunted by evil men, Connavar sets out on a spectacular mission to save his people. Since time immemorial, humans have worshipped the gods they call Fhrey, truly a race apart: invincible in battle, masters of magic, and seemingly immortal. But when a god falls to a human blade, the balance of power between humans and those they thought were gods changes forever. Now only a few stand between humankind and annihilation: Raithe, reluctant to embrace his destiny as the God Killer.
Suri, a young seer burdened by signs of impending doom. And Persephone, who must overcome personal tragedy to lead her people.
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Detective Inspector James Quill is about to complete the drugs bust of his career. Then his prize suspect, Rob Toshack, is murdered in custody. Furious, Quill pursues the investigation, co-opting intelligence analyst Lisa Ross and undercover cops Costain and Sefton. Toshack had struck a bargain with a vindictive entity, whose occult powers kept Toshack one step ahead of the law - until his luck ran out.
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Now, the team must find a 'suspect' who can bend space and time and alter memory itself. And they will kill again. On the long roads of Deverry ride two mercenaries whose fates lie hidden deep in that of their own land. But Lord Rhodry, exiled from the dragon court of Aberwyn, has yet to discover his true parentage, and his swordmaster-lover, Jill, has barely glimpsed her awesome powers.
Meanwhile, the ancient sorcerer Nevyn, held back by his vows from boldly intervening in their lives, can only watch and wait as Rhodry and Jill move ever closer to danger. For as the two struggle to recover the Great Stone, the mystic jewel that guides the conscience of the kingship of Deverry, malevolent dark masters are weaving terrifying spells against them - and displacing messengers of death.
Katharine Kerr has extensively rewritten Darkspell , incorporating major changes in the text, making this her definitive edition. Here the epic saga that began with Daggerspell continues - a tale of might and magic, lust and glory, dark danger, and poignant desires that echo from Deverry's sapphire waters to its secret mountain caverns. It's a spellbinding story destined to please fantasy lovers everywhere. I read the first book in this series many moons ago, when it was first published, and found it difficult for some reason to get the following books, until much later, and never got around to reading them.
I really wish I had.
I now have all the books in this series, which consists of four books, in the Deverry series, plus two following series, "The Westland Cycle", and "The Dragon Mage" series which continue the Deverry chronicles, and ends up with fifteen books all told.. I really, really hope that Audible are going to make the other books in this wonderful series available.
I was a little dubious about the narrator, Ruth Urquhart, when I started listening, but once she gets into the swing of things she does a really good job. If you enjoy Juliet Marillier, than you will likely enjoy these books too, as they have a similar feel to "Sevenwaters" and "Blackthorn and Grimm" my personal favourite. Decided to cheat and read wiki about book book series after a beloved character dies.
Looks like there is a long journey ahead, covering multiple lifetimes. Thing is, I enjoy the story while listening, but then I wonder where is it going? That means, in the dispel formula, it is assumed that the caster uses double as much mana for his dispelling attempt. The mentioned Arcane spells also have stronger Sorcery versions which end with "True" e. Disenchant True. These spells already assume 3 times as much mana in the formula, thus Runemaster is doubling it to 6 times as much!
In the formulas above, " I " is either 1, 2 or 3. It's 1, if the opposing wizard isn't an Archmage and hasn't got a mastery in the realm of its enchantment e. Sorcery Mastery for Flight.
It's 2 if exactly one property applies to the opposing wizard, and 3 if both apply. When creating a new Wizard, the Runemaster Retort consumes 1 pick. In order to pick the Runemaster Retort, a wizard requires at least 2 Spellbooks in each of three different magical Realms. It doesn't matter which realms are picked, or whether the wizard has more than 2 Spellbooks in any of them, or even whether the wizard has books in four different Realms instead of three, as long as the basic requirement is met 2 books in each of three realms.
The Runemaster has several possible avenues that may lead to victory, all of which utilize the advantage in Arcane spellcasting. The most straight-forward strategy would be a rush towards the Spell of Mastery. The Runemaster will of course want to set up some defensive measures for the war that will erupt once the casting begins. Also note that in order to reach the Spell of Mastery in short order, it may be best to select no more than 6 Spellbooks enough to satisfy the requirements for the Runemaster Retort , so that there would be very few spells to research in order to get to the Spell of Mastery.
With 6 picks spent on Spellbooks , and 1 pick on Runemaster , this leaves 4 picks. Each of the Retorts above costs only 1 pick, so you may pick four of them Archmage wouldn't work, as it would require you to buy two extra Spellbooks first. Conversely, consider taking the Myrran retort. If you're lucky, instead of giving you better speed, it will give you better protection - by ensuring that other wizards can't easily get to you before you can finish researching and casting the Spell of Mastery. With the reduced cost of the Summon Hero and particularly the Summon Champion spells, the Runemaster can easily acquire several powerful Heroes.
The reduced cost of Magical Item creation means that it will be easier to custom-fit them with powerful items as well. With this strategy, you can create an army of Heroes that would be extremely difficult to defeat. For this strategy, consider the Artificer retort and the Famous retort. These will reduce item prices and Hero Upkeep Costs , respectively.
Warlord may also assist here, as it will improve all your Heroes considerably.