‘A graceful, fluid style of storytelling rare in fantasy writing’
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HAVOC AND WAR
Prince Sparhawk is pledged to fight the enemies of the Tamuli Emperor Sarabian with all the skill and cunning of a Pandion Knight. Meanwhile his Queen, Ehlana, educates Sarabian in the art of ruthless statesmanship. Sarabian is transformed from a mere puppet ruler into a formidable politician. But still trolls, vampires, werewolves, zombies, ghouls and ogres form a vast conspiracy to take over the Empire. Most disturbing of all are reported sightings of Shining Ones amongst the hordes. These luminous beings inspire more fear than the rest combined. And Sparhawk and his companions must resurrect the sacred jewel of the Troll-Gods to combat them.
Possession of the jewel makes Sparhawk as dangerous as any god, but gods are among his foes. And while Sparhawk defends the far-flung Tamuli Empire, he cannot also protect his beautiful Queen…
"What separates the grown-up authors from the boys is the quality of the writing and David Eddings is one of the best."
"Sparhawk is the best-realised hero in modern fantasy."