The The Isavalta Trilogy: The Usurper's Crown Usurper's Crown Bk. 2 (Paperback)Sarah Zettel (author)
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The second volume in a stunning fantasy trilogy set partly on the shores of Lake Superior in the 19th century.
When Ingrid Loftfield follows her sister out of the house in order to discover the reason for her nighttime excursions, she has no idea that this short walk to the beach will lead her to another world entirely. As the daughter of a fisherman on the shores of Lake Superior, her life has so far been unremarkable - the most difficult problem she has faced is whether or not to marry the dependable but unexciting Everett Lederle.
But when a stranger releases her sister, Grace, from an enchantment by a dead sailor, Ingrid is initiated into a world of magic and intrigue she never could have imagined. For the stranger, Avanasy, is a native of Isavalta, a world which can only be reached by crossing the land of Death and Spirit. He has been exiled by his ruler, and erstwhile student, the young Empress Medeoan. But Avanasy remains loyal to his Empress, and only he is aware of the grave threat she faces from within her own court. If she needs his assistance he will return to her side without a moment's hesitation - and Ingrid will go with him.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 640
Weight: 312 g
Dimensions: 178 x 111 x 33 mm
`A tale that spins wonder with vivid and touching complexity - beautiful as a prism. Sarah Zettel has delivered a dazzling realm of amazement.' JANNY WURTS
Praise for A Sorcerer's Treason:
Zettel's first fantasy novel is a triumph of story-telling...All the characters are powerfully drawn, especially Bridget, a strong and attractive heroine...A Sorcerer's Treason is a magnificent fantasy novel, showcasing just how good this genre can be. Rich, compelling and exciting, this could be the best fantasy debut in years' Amazon
`A fresh and surprisingly exciting fantasy thriller...Zettel's engaging writing style conjures up a gripping plot and some effective, three-dimensional characterisation. Even the magic system is well-thought out and inventive...this engaging and vivid slice of escapist fantasy will keep fans of Robin Hobb more than happy' SFX
`Sarah Zettel's well-told and absorbing tale is full of original touches' Starburst
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