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Breath and Bone

Written by Carol Berg

Average Score: 90(2)

The mesmerizing conclusion to the fantasy epic Lighthouse Duet

Not just the murderous Harrower priestess Sila Diaglou, but everyone in Navronne seems to be after Valen. There is the Bastard Prince Osriel, who steals dead men's eyes. And the Pureblood Registry, determined to keep every pureblood sorcerer in thrall. Even beings out of myth, the Danae guardians, whose dancing nurtures the earth and whose attention could prove the most costly of all. As Navronne sinks deeper into civil war and perilous winter, Valen finds himself a bargaining chip in a deadly standoff. Doomed to madness by his addiction to the doulon, and bound by oaths he refuses to abandon, the young sorcerer risks body and soul to rescue one child, seek justice for another, and bring the ailing land its righteous king. Valen's search for healing grace leads him from Harrower dungeons to the very heart of the world, but only in the twilight of a legend does he at last discover the hard truth of the coming dark age and the glorious, terrible price of the land's redemption...and his own.

Winner of the 2009 Colorado Book Award, and winner (with Flesh and Spirit) of the 2009 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature.

Book Details

Fantasy
Paperback, 528 Pages
Published by Roc on January 06, 2009
First Published by Roc Trade in 2008
ISBN-10 0451462475
ISBN-13 978-0451462473

Reviews


Boomtron | Roxy
Review Rating: 100
The magic in this story lives and breathes in the very words and phrasing of the tale. I have not read a more captivating work of art in sometime.
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SFRevu | Colleen Cahill
Review Rating: 80
Berg has once again given us a fantasy that is full of wonder, intrigue and marvelous characters.
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