Darksong Rising (Spellsong Cycle, Book 3)

L. E. Modesitt Jr.


L. E. Modesitt has amassed a wide dedicated following along with his bestselling Recluce novels, that have greater than 1000000 copies in print. With the Spellsong Cycle he has broadened that following, making a compelling, cutting edge delusion international the place song is magic.

In The Soprano Sorceress, Anna Marshall needed she might be anyplace yet Iowa, needed she might be something yet a singer and track teacher--and chanced on herself pulled from Iowa to the area of Erde, a global the place track is magic. And Anna's musical skill gave her the aptitude to be an tremendously robust sorceress. For the 1st time, Anna used to be in entire keep an eye on of her personal life--and she made the main of it. together with her musical expertise and coaching, her logic, and her integrity, Anna turned a magician and stored the dominion of Defalk from invasion, and inside of six months she grew to become its regent.

In The Spellsong War, Anna confronted the cruel fact of rebuilding Defalk, ravaged by means of years of drought and conflict. yet she wasn't given the time: figuring out Defalk's weakened nation, its southern associates invaded. within the realpolitik surroundings on Erde, Anna had to display that she wouldn't let Defalk's grasping buddies to grab the dominion. and because the male rulers of such a lot of Erde have been nonetheless confident that girls have been susceptible, her demonstration was once doubly strong.

Now in Darksong Rising, Anna faces enemies either international and family: males who could spoil her and declare Defalk for his or her personal. To the East, Bertmynn, Lord of Dolov, seeks to realize keep watch over of all of Ebra by means of crushing the insurrection of the FreeWomen of Elahwa, which will deliver the whole may perhaps of all of Ebra opposed to Defalk. To the West, Rabyn, the Prophet of song and ruler of Neserea, waits for the 1st chance to invade Defalk with a strength of lancers that outnumbers Anna's ten to at least one. And at domestic, Anna needs to come to a decision no matter if to help the ascension of a conniving lord--rightful inheritor to the throne through beginning, yet probably devastating for his subjects--or face civil struggle. The options to some of these difficulties are magical, yet hard, now not even for the effective Anna, who has realized that magic has a excessive fee, and ruling capability successful repeatedly, day by means of day.

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