High fantasy or epic fantasy is a subgenre of fantasy, defined either by the epic nature of its setting or by the epic stature of its characters, themes, or plot. The term "high fantasy" was coined by Lloyd Alexander in a 1971 essay, "High Fantasy and Heroic Romance" (originally given at the New England Round Table of Children's Librarians in October 1969). Heroic fantasy is a subgenre of fantasy in which events occur in a world where magic is prevalent and modern technology is non-existent. The setting may be entirely fictitious in nature or based upon earth with some additions. Unlike dark fiction, it provides a setting in which all men are strong, all women beautiful, all life adventurous, and all problems simple. This means that adventures based in heroic fantasy are unlikely to mention any wider problems that cannot be fixed by a quest. Characters within heroic fantasy are likely to be underdogs of humble origin who are placed in situations forcing them to act in a heroic manner, past what is expected of them.

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A Dance with Dragons: Part 2 After the Feast #5 A Song of Ice and Fire

By: George R. R. Martin

Price: $22.95  $16.95

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 2012

Seller ID: 002067

ISBN: 0007466072

Condition: New


The future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance. In the east, Daenerys, last scion of House Targaryen, her dragons grown to terrifying maturity, rules as queen of a city built on dust and death, beset by enemies. Now that her whereabouts are known many are seeking Daenerys and her dragons. Among them the dwarf, Tyrion Lannister, who has escaped King's Landing with a price on his head, wrongfully condemned to death for the murder of his nephew, King Joffrey. But not before killing his hated father, Lord Tywin. To the north lies the great Wall of ice and stone - a structure only as stro... View more info

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A Clash of Kings #2 A Song of Ice and Fire

By: George R. R. Martin

Price: $22.95  $16.95

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 2011

Seller ID: 002068

ISBN: 0007447833

Condition: New


George R. R. Martin's superb fantasy epic continues in consummate style as bloodshed and alchemy lay waste the Seven Kingdoms in the second volume of A Song of Ice and Fire. The Iron Throne once united the Sunset Lands, but King Robert is dead, his widow is a traitor to his memory, and his surviving brothers are set on a path of war amongst themselves. At King's Landing, the head of Lord Eddard Stark rots on a spike for all to see. His daughter Sansa is betrothed still to his killer's son Joffrey -- Queen Cersei's son, though not the son of her late husband Robert. Even so, Joffrey is now a bo... View more info

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A Storm of Swords: Part 1 Steel and Snow #3 A Song of Ice and Fire

By: George R. R. Martin

Price: $22.95  $16.95

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 2012

Seller ID: 002069

ISBN: 0007447841

Condition: New


Split into two books for the paperback, the third volume in George R.R. Martin's superb and highly acclaimed epic fantasy A Song of Ice and Fire continues the richest, most exotic and mesmerising saga since The Lord of the Rings. The Seven Kingdoms are divided by revolt and blood feud, and winter approaches like an angry beast. Beyond the Northern borders, wildlings leave their villages to gather in the ice and stone wasteland of the Frostfangs. From there, the renegade Brother Mance Rayder will lead them South towards the Wall. Robb Stark wears his new-forged crown in the Kingdom of the North... View more info

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A Storm of Swords : Part 2 Blood and Gold #3 A Song of Ice and Fire

By: George R. R. Martin

Price: $22.95  $16.95

Publisher: UK, Harper Voyager: 2012

Seller ID: 9780007447855

ISBN: 000744785X

Condition: New


Split into two books for the paperback, the third volume in George R.R. Martin's superb and highly acclaimed epic fantasy A Song of Ice and Fire continues the richest, most exotic and mesmerising saga since The Lord of the Rings. The Seven Kingdoms are divided by revolt and blood feud, and winter approaches like an angry beast. Beyond the Northern borders, wildlings leave their villages to gather in the ice and stone wasteland of the Frostfangs. From there, the renegade Brother Mance Rayder will lead them South towards the Wall. Robb Stark wears his new-forged crown in the Kingdom of the North... View more info

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A Feast for Crows #4 A Song of Ice and Fire

By: George R. R. Martin

Price: $22.95  $16.95

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 2011

Seller ID: 002071

ISBN: 0007447868

Condition: New


The fourth volume in the hugely popular and highly acclaimed epic fantasy. There is passion here, and misery and charm, grandeur and squalor, tragedy, nobility and courage. Bloodthirsty, treacherous and cunning, the Lannisters are in power on the Iron Throne in the name of the boy-king Tommen. But fear and deceit are in the air: their enemies are poised to strike. The Martells of Dorne seek vengeance for their dead, and the heir of King Balon of the Iron Isles, Euron Crow's Eye, is as black a pirate as ever raised a sail. Across the war-torn landscape of the Seven Kingdoms, Brienne the Beauty ... View more info

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A Game of Thrones : The Complete Box Set of All 7 Books with Map and Classic Artwork

By: George R. R. Martin

Price: $99.95  $79.95

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 2012

Seller ID: 9780007477159

ISBN: 0007477155

Condition: New


HBO's hit series A Game of Thrones is based on George R R Martin's internationally bestselling series A Song Of Ice And Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. George R.R. Martin's A Song Of Ice And Fire series has set the benchmark for contemporary epic fantasy. Labelled by Time magazine as one of the top 100 most influential people in the world, Martin has conjured a world as complex and vibrant as that of J.R.R. Tolkien, populated by a huge cast of fascinating, complex characters, and boasting a history that stretches back twelve thousand years. Three great story lines weave t... View more info

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A Dance with Dragons #5 A Song of Ice and Fire

By: George R. R. Martin

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 2012

Seller ID: 002572

ISBN: 0006486118

Condition: New


THIS IS THE FULL STORY, NOT SPLIT IN 2 LIKE WITH SOME OTHER PUBLISHED TITLES. Continuing the most imaginative and ambitious epic fantasy since THE LORD OF THE RINGS. The future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance.In the east, Daenerys, last scion of House Targaryen, her dragons grown to terrifying maturity, rules as queen of a city built on dust and death, beset by enemies.Now that her whereabouts are known many are seeking Daenerys and her dragons. Among them the dwarf, Tyrion Lannister, who has escaped King's Landing with a price on his head, wrongfully condemned to death for the mu... View more info

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A Feast for Crows #4 A Song of Ice and Fire

By: George R. R. Martin

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Harper Voyager: 2006

Seller ID: 9780006486121

ISBN: 0006486126

Condition: New


The fourth volume in the hugely popular and highly acclaimed epic fantasy. There is passion here, and misery and charm, grandeur and squalor, tragedy, nobility and courage. Bloodthirsty, treacherous and cunning, the Lannisters are in power on the Iron Throne in the name of the boy-king Tommen. But fear and deceit are in the air: their enemies are poised to strike. The Martells of Dorne seek vengeance for their dead, and the heir of King Balon of the Iron Isles, Euron Crow's Eye, is as black a pirate as ever raised a sail. Across the war-torn landscape of the Seven Kingdoms, Brienne the Beauty ... View more info

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A Clash of Kings #2 Song of Ice and Fire [used book]

By: George R. R. Martin

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Voyager: 1999

Seller ID: 0006479898

ISBN: 0006479898

Condition: Good


The second volume of A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. GAME OF THRONES is now a major TV series from HBO, featuring a stellar cast. Throughout Westeros, the cold winds are rising.From the ancient citadel of Dragonstone to the forbidding lands of Winterfell, chaos reigns as pretenders to the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms stake their claims through tempest, turmoil and war.As a prophecy of doom cuts across the sky - a comet the colour of blood and flame - five factions struggle for control of a divided land. Brother plots against brother and the dead rise t... View more info

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A Storm of Swords : Part 1 Steel and Snow #3 A Song of Ice and Fire [used book]

By: George R. R. Martin

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Voyager: 2011

Seller ID: 0006479901

ISBN: 0006479901

Condition: Good


The third volume, part one of A Song of Ice and Fire, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. GAME OF THRONES is now a major TV series from HBO, featuring a stellar cast. Winter approaches Westeros like an angry beast. The Seven Kingdoms are divided by revolt and blood feud. In the northern wastes, a horde of hungry, savage people steeped in the dark magic of the wilderness is poised to invade the Kingdom of the North where Robb Stark wears his new-forged crown. And Robb's defences are ranged against the South, the land of the cunning and cruel Lannisters, who have his younger s... View more info

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A Storm of Swords : Part 2 Blood and Gold #3 A Song of Ice and Fire [used book]

By: George R. R. Martin

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Voyager: 2012

Seller ID: 000744785X

ISBN: 000744785X

Condition: Good


Split into two books for the paperback, the third volume in George R.R. Martin's superb and highly acclaimed epic fantasy A Song of Ice and Fire continues the richest, most exotic and mesmerising saga since The Lord of the Rings. The Seven Kingdoms are divided by revolt and blood feud, and winter approaches like an angry beast. Beyond the Northern borders, wildlings leave their villages to gather in the ice and stone wasteland of the Frostfangs. From there, the renegade Brother Mance Rayder will lead them South towards the Wall. Robb Stark wears his new-forged crown in the Kingdom of the North... View more info

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A Shadow on the Glass #1 View from the Mirror [used book]

By: Ian Irvine

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Penguin Books: 1998

Seller ID: 001123

ISBN: 0140271961

Condition: Good


Karan is forced to steal an ancient relic in payment for a debt, but is not told it is the Mirror of Aachan - a deceitful thing that remembers everything it sees. Llian is expelled from his college for uncovering a perilous mystery. Thrown together by fate, they are hunted across a world at war. View more info

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Tetrarch #2 Well of Echoes [used book]

By: Ian Irvine

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, Penguin: 2003

Seller ID: 0140292330

ISBN: 0140292330

Condition: Good


Tetrach is the second book in the Well of Echoes trilogy. Minis is from the world of Aachan, which is being destroyed by volcanic convulsions. The Aachim have used Tiaan to create a portal between their world and hers. Instead of her lover coming through the portal, ten thousand constructs appear armed for war. View more info

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The Farseekers #2 Obernewtyn Chronicles [used book]

By: Isobelle Carmody

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Penguin: 1997

Seller ID: 0140134050

ISBN: 0140134050

Condition: Good


Since their takeover of Obernewtyn, the secret community of Misfits has flourished, protected by their remoteness. Led by Elspeth Gordie, whose extraordinary powers set her apart even among her Misfit friends, an expedition sets out to rescue a powerful Misfit in a distant part of the Land. Only she knows the enormity of their task. But for her is yet another challenge as she must fulfill her vow to find and dismantle the dormant death weapons left by the Beforetimers. About the Author Isobelle Carmody began the first of her highly acclaimed Obernewtyn Chronicles while she was still at ... View more info

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Obernewtyn #1 Obernewtyn Chronicles [used book]

By: Isobelle Carmody

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Penguin: 1993

Seller ID: 0140178546

ISBN: 0140178546

Condition: Good


This first book of the "Obernewtyn Chronicles" introduces Elspeth Gordie, a Misfit born with enhanced mental powers. To escape a hostile holocaustic society, she manages to get herself sent to Obernewtyn, a Misfit haven where a reclusive doctor is said to be developing a cure for Misfit abilities. Thus begins Elspeth's journey to learn who she is and the destiny she must survive to fulfill. View more info

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The Stone Key #6 Obernewtyn Chronicles [used book]

By: Isobelle Carmody

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, Penguin: 2009

Seller ID: 0143009435

ISBN: 0143009435

Condition: Good


There was a great crash and wood splintered . . . I had a brief glimpse of a group of Herder priests, bald and robed, peering at me, and then the sundered remnants of the locker door were torn aside and a rough hand reached in to haul me out by the hair. A Hedra captain stared into my face with eyes that burned with a fanatical fire above a thin nose and a lipless slash of a mouth. . . 'You will die in great pain and very slowly, mutant,' said the Hedra master. When Farseeker Guildmistress Elspeth Gordie sets out from Obernewtyn to travel to Sutrium at the end of Wintertime, she quickly ... View more info

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Ashling #3 Obernewtyn Chronicles [used book]

By: Isobelle Carmody

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, Penguin: 2007

Seller ID: 0140271511

ISBN: 0140271511

Condition: Good


The powerful farseeker Elspeth Gordie is sent to Sutrium, seat of the totalitarian council that rules the Land, to seal an alliance between the secret Misfit community at Obernewtyn and rebel forces. The journey takes her far beyond the borders of the Land, across the sea and into the heart of the mysterious desert region of Sador, where she seeks help to destroy the weaponmachines. But before her dark quest can begin, Elspeth must learn the truth of her dreams- she must understand why the Beforetimers destroyed their world ... View more info

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The Keeping Place #4 Obernewtyn Chronicles [used book]

By: Isobelle Carmody

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Australia, Penguin: 2007

Seller ID: 0140295798

ISBN: 0140295798

Condition: Good


After a kidnapping, Elspeth Gordie and the Misfits are forced to join the rebellion against the oppressive Council, using their extraordinary mind powers. But Elspeth must also seek out clues left by the long-dead seer, Kasanda, vital to her quest to destroy the Beforetime weaponmachines. One clue is lost in the past, forcing Elspeth to travel the Dreamtrails, stalked by a terrifying winged beast, with the cat, Maruman, as her guide and guardian. Only there can she learn more of the Beforetimer Misfits and their enemy, Govamen. Gradually Elspeth realises that her quest is intimately linked to ... View more info

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows #7 Harry Potter Adult Edition [used book]

By: J. K. Rowling

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Bloomsbury: 2008

Seller ID: 003027

ISBN: 0747595828

Condition: Good


Harry Potter is lucky to reach the age of thirteen, since he has survived the murderous attacks of the feared Dark Lord on more than one occasion. His hopes for a quiet school term concentrating on Quidditch are dashed, though, when a maniacal mass- murderer escapes from Azkaban, pursued by the soul-sucking Dementors who guard the prison. It's assumed that Hogwarts is the safest place for Harry to be. But is it his imagination that is making him feel eyes watching him in the dark, and should he be taking Professor Trelawney's ghoulish predictions seriously?These new editions of the classic and... View more info

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The Silmarillion

By: J. R. R. Tolkien

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 2013

Seller ID: 9780007523221

ISBN: 000752322X

Condition: New


A new B-format edition of this novel, designed to take fans of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings deeper into the myths and legends of Middle-earth The Silmarillion is an account of the Elder Days, of the First Age of Tolkien's world. It is the ancient drama to which the characters in The Lord of the Rings look back, and in whose events some of them such as Elrond and Galadriel took part. The tales of The Silmarillion are set in an age when Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, dwelt in Middle-Earth, and the High Elves made war upon him for the recovery of the Silmarils, the jewels containing t... View more info

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The Silmarillion

By: J. R. R. Tolkien

Price: $16.95

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 2013

Seller ID: 9780261102736

ISBN: 0261102737

Condition: New


Designed to take fans of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings deeper into the myths and legends of Middle-earth The Silmarillion is an account of the Elder Days, of the First Age of Tolkien's world. It is the ancient drama to which the characters in The Lord of the Rings look back, and in whose events some of them such as Elrond and Galadriel took part. The tales of The Silmarillion are set in an age when Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, dwelt in Middle-Earth, and the High Elves made war upon him for the recovery of the Silmarils, the jewels containing the pure light of Valinor. Include... View more info

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The Return of the Shadow #1 The History of The Lord of the Rings [used book]

By: J. R. R. Tolkien

Price: $25.00

Publisher: UK, Unwin Hyman: 1988

Seller ID: 0044401620

ISBN: 0044401620

Condition: Good


Book is in good condition but the dust jacket has unfortunately been covered in clear contact onto the book. In this sixth volume of "The History of Middle-Earth", Bilbo's "magic ring" becomes evolved into the dangerous Ruling Ring of the Dark Lord and a Black Rider first rides into the Shire. The book comes complete with reproductions of the first maps and facsimile pages from the earliest manuscripts. View more info

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The Hobbit [Collins Modern Classics]

By: J. R. R. Tolkien

Price: $14.95

Publisher: UK, Collins: 2012

Edition: Collins Modern Classics

Seller ID: 9780007458424

ISBN: 0007458428

Condition: New


The Hobbit is the unforgettable story of Bilbo, a peace-loving hobbit, who embarks on a strange and magical adventure.A timeless classic. Bilbo Baggins enjoys a quiet and contented life, with no desire to travel far from the comforts of home; then one day the wizard Gandalf and a band of dwarves arrive unexpectedly and enlist his services – as a burglar – on a dangerous expedition to raid the treasure-hoard of Smaug the dragon. Bilbo's life is never to be the same again.Seldom has any book been so widely read and loved as J. R.R. Tolkien's classic tale, ‘The Hobbit'. Since its first publ... View more info

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The Hobbit : Illustrated Edition

By: J. R. R. Tolkien

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Tolkien: 2008

Edition: Illustrated Edition

Seller ID: 9780007270613

ISBN: 0007270615

Condition: New


Read the classic edition of Bilbo Baggins' adventures in Middle-earth. Featuring more than 60 colour paintings and pencil drawings by the award-winning artist, Alan Lee, Conceptual Designer on Peter Jackson's THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely travelling further than the pantry of his hobbit-hole in Bag End. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard, Gandalf, and a company of thirteen dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an unexpected journey ‘there and back again'. They have a plot to ... View more info

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The Hobbit

By: J. R. R. Tolkien

Price: $14.95

Publisher: UK, Tolkien: 1996

Seller ID: 9780261103344

ISBN: 0261103342

Condition: New


The classic bestseller behind this year's biggest movie, this definitive paperback edition features nine illustrations and two maps drawn by J.R.R. Tolkien, and a preface by Christopher Tolkien. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely travelling further than the pantry of his hobbit-hole in Bag End. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard, Gandalf, and a company of thirteen dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an unexpected journey ‘there and back again'. They have a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificent,... View more info

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The Hobbit

By: J. R. R. Tolkien

Price: $14.95

Publisher: UK, Tolkien: 1991

Edition: 75

Seller ID: 9780261102217

ISBN: 0261102214

Condition: New


This popular paperback edition of the classic work of fantasy, with a striking new black cover based on JRR Tolkien's own design and featuring brand new reproductions of all his drawings and maps. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable, unambitious life, rarely travelling further than the pantry of his hobbit-hole in Bag End. But his contentment is disturbed when the wizard, Gandalf, and a company of thirteen dwarves arrive on his doorstep one day to whisk him away on an unexpected journey ‘there and back again'. They have a plot to raid the treasure hoard of Smaug the Magnificen... View more info

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The Hobbit Graphic Novel

By: J. R. R. Tolkien

Price: $26.95

Publisher: UK, Harper: 2011

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 9780261102668

ISBN: 0261102664

Condition: New


A brand new revised edition of the best-selling graphic novel based on the enchanting prelude to The Lord of the Rings. First published in 1990, David Wenzel's comic book adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit was an immediate success and has become one of the best-loved graphic novels of the last 25 years.The Hobbit is the story of Bilbo Baggins, a quiet and contented hobbit whose life is turned upside down when he joins the wizard Gandalf and thirteen dwarves on their quest to reclaim their stolen treasure. It is a journey fraught with danger – and in the end it is Bilbo alone who must ... View more info

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The Baker's Boy #1 Book of Words [used book]

By: J. V. Jones

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Orbit: 1996

Seller ID: 000772

ISBN: 1857233751

Condition: Good


At Castle Harvell, two fates collide. Melliandra refuses to marry the sinister Prince Kylock while an apprentice named Jack is terrified by his sudden ability to work miracles. Together they flee the castle, pursued by the sorcerer Baralis, while elsewhere a knight embarks on a perilous voyage of his own. Soon destiny will draw the travellers together, and that meeting will shatter the world View more info

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The Ships of Merior #2 Wars of Light and Shadow [used book]

By: Janny Wurts

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 1996

Seller ID: 000846

ISBN: 0586210709

Condition: Good


Janny Wurts's epic tale of two half-brothers cursed to life-long enmity continues in this spectacular second volume, now re-released with a striking new cover. The half-brothers Arithon, Master of Shadow, and Lysaer, Lord of Light, have defeated the Mistwraith and dispersed the fogs that smothered Athera's skies. But their victory comes at a high price: the Mistwraith has set them at odds under a powerful curse of vengeance. The two princes are locked in deadly enmity, with the fates of nations and the balance of the world's mystical powers entangled in their feud. Arithon, forced out of hidin... View more info

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The Ships of Merior #2 Wars of Light and Shadow [used book]

By: Janny Wurts

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Collins: 1995

Seller ID: 002718

ISBN: 0586210709

Condition: Good


Janny Wurts's epic tale of two half-brothers cursed to life-long enmity continues in this spectacular second volume, now re-released with a striking new cover. The half-brothers Arithon, Master of Shadow, and Lysaer, Lord of Light, have defeated the Mistwraith and dispersed the fogs that smothered Athera's skies. But their victory comes at a high price: the Mistwraith has set them at odds under a powerful curse of vengeance. The two princes are locked in deadly enmity, with the fates of nations and the balance of the world's mystical powers entangled in their feud. Arithon, forced out of hidin... View more info