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Buckets of blood.
on 13 April 2012
Mazael has learned to control his tainted bloodline handed down to him by his half god father.
Now in a period of respite he wants to bind Lord Richard and Malavan to peace by brokering a marriage between his best friend and his sister. The resulting union will leave both Richard and Malavan allied to him. Malavan demands aid against the knights Dominar as the price of the alliance. The ruthless knights Dominar have subjugated the Old Kingdoms and seek to recover a crucial port in the lands of lord Malavan.
The main storyline covers the betrothal of Rachel and Gerald and the political maneuverings leading to their marriage. The antagonist in this case are the knights Dominar and a new hidden Demonsouled manipulating events. A new main character is Lucien, son of Lord Richard who is a powerful wizard who provides a magical counterpoint to Mazael.
The structure and style is very similar to the first book with the same multiple levels of plot. The impact isnt probably as great if you read them back to back as you will recognise the clues. however this does not detract from what is undoubtedly a great book. If you like your fantasy dark and gory - read this. If not - dont.