The Sorcerer s Daughter

The Sorcerer s Daughter
Author: Terry Brooks
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780345540836
Available:
Release: 2016-05-24
Editor: Del Rey
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The world of Shannara is brimming with untold stories and unexplored territory. Now bestselling author Terry Brooks breaks new ground with a standalone adventure that’s sure to thrill veteran readers and recent converts alike. The mysterious, magic-wielding Druid order has existed for long ages, battling any evil that threatens the Four Lands—and struggling to be understood and accepted by outsiders. But their hopes of building goodwill are dashed when a demon’s murderous rampage at a peace summit leaves their political opponents dead—casting new suspicions upon the Druids and forcing them to flee from enemies both mortal and monstrous. Paxon Leah, the order’s appointed protector, knows that blame lies with Arcannen Rai, the vile sorcerer he has battled and defeated before. But there’s no time to hunt his nemesis, if he is to lead the wrongfully accused Druids to their sanctuary. It is a quest fraught with danger, as a furious government agent and his army snap at their heels, and lethal predators stalk them in the depths of the untamed wilderness. But Arcannen is playing a deeper game than Paxon realizes. Paxon’s sister possesses a powerful magic that the sorcerer longs to control—but Arcannen has not reckoned with the determination of his own estranged daughter, Leofur, who is also Paxon’s devoted lifemate. Leofur sets out on a perilous quest to thwart her father’s desires—while the vengeful Arcannen conjures his blackest magical skills, determined to destroy them all . . . and claim the most powerful of magics for his own.

The Sorcerer s Daughter

The Sorcerer s Daughter
Author: Fay Sampson
Pages: 222
ISBN: 0745960723
Available:
Release: 2007
Editor: Lion Children's Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sarba, a daughter of Lord Cozuman, the High Sorcerer of the Yadu, hates and fears the Xerappan people whose land the Yadu have taken, but after meeting Yaduians who are sympathetic to the Xerappans, she begins to question her allegiances.

The Sorcerer s Daughter

The Sorcerer   s Daughter
Author: Larry Kollar
Pages: 329
ISBN:
Available:
Release: 2013-12-11
Editor: Green Envy Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As Bailar and his apprentices help the Conclave prepare for conflict with the rogue sorcerers, Sura learns that she is a descendant of a noble House in the Alliance. But when she discovers the price of her history, it may be too late.

The Sorcerer s Daughter

The Sorcerer s Daughter
Author: Henry Bedford-Jones
Pages: 12
ISBN: OCLC:38535591
Available:
Release: 1945
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Sorcerer s Daughter

The Sorcerer s Daughter
Author: Terry Brooks
Pages: 334
ISBN: 9780345540829
Available:
Release: 2016
Editor: Del Rey
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The inspiration for the epic MTV series, the world of Shannara is brimming with untold stories and unexplored territory. Now bestselling author Terry Brooks breaks new ground with a standalone adventure that's sure to thrill veteran readers and recent converts alike. The mysterious, magic-wielding Druid order has existed for long ages, battling any evil that threatens the Four Lands--and struggling to be understood and accepted by outsiders. But their hopes of building goodwill are dashed when a demon's murderous rampage at a peace summit leaves their political opponents dead--casting new suspicions upon the Druids and forcing them to flee from enemies both mortal and monstrous. Paxon Leah, the order's appointed protector, knows that blame lies with Arcannen Rai, the vile sorcerer he has battled and defeated before. But there's no time to hunt his nemesis, if he is to lead the wrongfully accused Druids to their sanctuary. It is a quest fraught with danger, as a furious government agent and his army snap at their heels, and lethal predators stalk them in the depths of the untamed wilderness. But Arcannen is playing a deeper game than Paxon realizes. Paxon's sister possesses a powerful magic that the sorcerer longs to control--but Arcannen has not reckoned with the determination of his own estranged daughter, Leofur, who is also Paxon's devoted lifemate. Leofur sets out on a perilous quest to thwart her father's desires--while the vengeful Arcannen conjures his blackest magical skills, determined to destroy them all . . . and claim the most powerful of magics for his own. PRAISE FOR TERRY BROOKS "The Sword of Shannara is an unforgettable and wildly entertaining epic, animated by Terry Brooks's cosmically generative imagination and storytelling joy."--Karen Russell, New York Times bestselling author of Swamplandia! "If Tolkien is the grandfather of modern fantasy, Terry Brooks is its favorite uncle."--Peter V. Brett, New York Times bestselling author of The Desert Spear "I can't even begin to count how many of Terry Brooks's books I've read (and reread) over the years. From Shannara to Landover, his work was a huge part of my childhood."--Patrick Rothfuss, New York Times bestselling author of The Name of the Wind "Terry Brooks is a master of the craft and a trailblazer who established fantasy as a viable genre. He is required reading."--Brent Weeks, New York Times bestselling author of The Night Angel Trilogy "The Shannara books were among the first to really capture my imagination. My daydreams and therefore my stories will always owe a debt to Terry Brooks."--Brandon Mull, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Beyonders and Fablehaven series

The World of Shannara

The World of Shannara
Author: Terry Brooks,Teresa Patterson
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780307778314
Available:
Release: 2011-02-09
Editor: Del Rey
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The beloved Shannara series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Terry Brooks is universally acclaimed as a towering achievement, an unquestioned masterpiece in fantasy literature. Now, for the first time, all the wonders of Shannara have been gathered into one single, indispensable volume in which Terry Brooks shares candid views on his creation. Lavishly illustrated with full-color paintings and black-and-white drawings, this comprehensive guide ventures behind the scenes to explore the history, the people, the places, the major events, and of course the magic, of one of the world’s greatest fantasy epics. What sets Terry Brooks apart? Is it a knack for creating complex, unforgettable characters like Allanon the Druid, Shea Ohmsford, and Amberle the elven-maid—men and women, gnomes and wizards, who come alive on the page and in our hearts? Is it the haunting and utterly believable evil of his darker creations: the foul Dagda Mor, the insanely murderous Jachyra, the enigmatic Ilse Witch? Or is it the way his adventures effortlessly partake of the timeless quality of myth? Whatever the secret of Brooks’s storytelling magic, generations of readers have fallen under its spell, returning again and again to the pages of beloved classics like The Elfstones of Shannara and The Druid of Shannara, and relishing his newest novels in the Voyage of the Jerle Shannara saga. Sure to tantalize and delight old fans and newcomers alike, The World of Shannara is the ultimate gateway into the fantasy realms of Terry Brooks—and the perfect companion to take along on the journey of a lifetime.

The Darkling Child

The Darkling Child
Author: Terry Brooks
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780345540812
Available:
Release: 2016-04-26
Editor: Bantam Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"After taking up his enchanted sword against the dark sorcerer Arcannen, Paxon Leah has become the sworn protector of the Druid order. Now a critical hour is at hand, as a beloved High Druid nears the end of her reign and prepares to pass from the mortal world to the one beyond. There is little time for Paxon to mourn his friend and benefactor before duty summons him. For in a distant corner of the Four Lands, the magic of the wishsong has been detected. Paxon must accompany a Druid emissary to find its source and ensure the formidable power is not wielded by the wrong hands"--

Billy the Pirate

Billy the Pirate
Author: J. Stone
Pages: 54
ISBN: 1489559779
Available:
Release: 2013-05
Editor: CreateSpace
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Billy the Pirate is the captain of a flying ship. To find treasure, he ventures in caves and enchanted tombs, he battles enemy pirates in the sky, and oh yes, he has one leg. But that doesn't stop him. In a land with magical creatures, evil sorcerers and magical temples, Billy hunts for more than gold and jewels, he searches for items left behind by old sorcerers, magical items. But when he meets Leona, the daughter of a sorcerer, he learns he is in for more than he bargained for, and she learns that there is more to Billy than meets the eye.

Artesia II

Artesia II
Author: Frank Steddenbenz
Pages: 198
ISBN: 1477688676
Available:
Release: 2012-07-17
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

With improving conditions in the kingdom, the new Kings still find themselves estranged from the powerful Sorcerer Myrddin. While perhaps no one could have stopped the abduction and possible murder of his only daughter, the lack of any attempt on the part of Artesia has caused a chasm between the founder and descendents of the once great kingdom. Though only three of the four Shieldlets remain in the possession of the new Kings-a gift provided at great personal cost by Myrddin to protect their land-the only chance for a rescue means using that same power outside the borders, leaving the land even further exposed. Even still, a traitor remains in their midst, guilty of murdering a prior king and no doubt still working to subvert the new dual monarchy, but the Sorcerer's daughter may be able to reveal the horrible truth. In the midst of cultural and political upheaval, two young men must also face personal challenges: old family wounds resurface for an often belittled and ignored former prince as he refuses to accept similar relationships in his new kingdom, just as a pauper must take a giant leap and establish his footing as a co-ruler. For the sake of honor and as partial repayment for years of benevolent care, the kingdom must risk everything for the sake of a few; the young Kings must unite the many races of their new kingdom and blend the various strengths of all to achieve a nearly impossible goal: rescue the Sorcerer's daughter.

A Quest of Heroes Book 1 in the Sorcerer s Ring

A Quest of Heroes  Book  1 in the Sorcerer s Ring
Author: Morgan Rice
Pages: 346
ISBN: 9781939416018
Available:
Release: 2012-12
Editor: Morgan Rice
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“A breathtaking new epic fantasy series. Morgan Rice does it again! This magical saga reminds me of the best of J.K. Rowling, George R.R. Martin, Rick Riordan, Christopher Paolini and J.R.R. Tolkien. I couldn’t put it down!” --Allegra Skye, Bestselling author of SAVED From #1 Bestselling author Morgan Rice comes the debut of a dazzling new fantasy series. A QUEST OF HEROES (BOOK #1 IN THE SORCERER’S RING) revolves around the epic coming of age story of one special boy, a 14 year old from a small village on the outskirts of the Kingdom of the Ring. The youngest of four, the least favorite of his father, hated by his brothers, Thorgrin senses he is different from the others. He dreams of becoming a great warrior, of joining the King’s men and protecting the Ring from the hordes of creatures on the other side of the Canyon. When he comes of age and is forbidden by his father to try out for the King’s Legion, he refuses to take no for an answer: he journeys out on his own, determined to force his way into King’s Court and be taken seriously. But King’s Court is rife with its own family dramas, power struggles, ambitions, jealousy, violence and betrayal. King MacGil must choose an heir from amongst his children, and the ancient Dynasty Sword, the source of all their power, still sits untouched, waiting for the chosen one to arrive. Thorgrin arrives as an outsider and battles to be accepted, and to join the King’s Legion. Thorgrin comes to learn he has mysterious powers he does not understand, that he has a special gift, and a special destiny. Against all odds he falls in love with the king’s daughter, and as their forbidden relationship blossoms, he discovers he has powerful rivals. As he struggles to make sense of his powers, the king’s sorcerer takes him under his wing and tells him of a mother he never knew, in a land far away, beyond the Canyon, beyond even the land of the Dragons. Before Thorgrin can venture out and become the warrior he yearns to be, he must complete his training. But this may be cut short, as he finds himself propelled into the center of royal plots and counterplots, ones that may threaten his love and bring him down—and the entire kingdom with him. With its sophisticated world-building and characterization, A QUEST OF HEROES is an epic tale of friends and lovers, of rivals and suitors, of knights and dragons, of intrigues and political machinations, of coming of age, of broken hearts, of deception, ambition and betrayal. It is a tale of honor and courage, of fate and destiny, of sorcery. It is a fantasy that brings us into a world we will never forget, and which will appeal to all ages and genders. It is 82,000 words. Book #2 in the series, A MARCH OF KINGS, is now available, too. “Grabbed my attention from the beginning and did not let go....This story is an amazing adventure that is fast paced and action packed from the very beginning. There is not a dull moment to be found.” --Paranormal Romance Guild {regarding Turned} “Jam packed with action, romance, adventure, and suspense. Get your hands on this one and fall in love all over again.” --vampirebooksite.com (regarding Turned) “A great plot, and this especially was the kind of book you will have trouble putting down at night. The ending was a cliffhanger that was so spectacular that you will immediately want to buy the next book, just to see what happens.” --The Dallas Examiner {regarding Loved}

The High Druid s Blade

The High Druid s Blade
Author: Terry Brooks
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780345540713
Available:
Release: 2014-07-08
Editor: Del Rey
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Legend has it that Paxon Leah is descended from the royals and warriors who once ruled the Highlands and waged war with magical weapons. But those kings, queens, and heroes are long gone, and there is nothing enchanted about the antique sword that hangs above Paxon’s fireplace. Running his family’s modest shipping business, Paxon leads a quiet life—until extraordinary circumstances overturn his simple world . . . and rewrite his destiny. When his brash young sister is abducted by a menacing stranger, Paxon races to her rescue with the only weapon he can find. And in a harrowing duel, he is stunned to discover powerful magic unleashed within him—and within his ancestors’ ancient blade. But his formidable new ability is dangerous in untrained hands, and Paxon must master it quickly because his nearly fatal clash with the dark sorcerer Arcannen won’t be his last. Leaving behind home and hearth, he journeys to the keep of the fabled Druid order to learn the secrets of magic and earn the right to become their sworn protector. But treachery is afoot deep in the Druids’ ranks. And the blackest of sorcery is twisting a helpless innocent into a murderous agent of evil. To halt an insidious plot that threatens not only the Druid order but all the Four Lands, Paxon Leah must summon the profound magic in his blood and the legendary mettle of his elders in the battle fate has chosen him to fight. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Terry Brooks's The Darkling Child. Praise for The High Druid’s Blade “High adventure, lots of action, and appealing [characters] . . . a good place for new readers to jump into the author's world.”—Library Journal “Terry Brooks is a grandmaster of the fantasy genre, and his latest will both captivate and surprise readers. . . . It’s truly magical.”—Associated Press “Brooks once again gifts readers with a breathless adventure in this new Shannara trilogy, the Defenders of Shannara. The action begins in the first chapter and doesn’t end until the last page.”—RT Book Reviews “A great place to introduce yourself to all of Brooks’s novels . . . [The High Druid’s Blade] is a great stand-alone book and will definitely throw you headfirst into the world of Shannara.”—Whedonopolis “The High Druid's Blade is an intriguing, action-filled novel that you are sure to love.”—Faire’s Fair Book Reviews “Readers both new [and old] will enjoy reading The High Druid’s Blade.”—The Arched Doorway “An enjoyable read . . . I will definitely be picking up the next book when it comes out.”—Jessie Reads Everything Praise for Terry Brooks “The Sword of Shannara is an unforgettable and wildly entertaining epic, animated by Terry Brooks’s cosmically generative imagination and storytelling joy.”—Karen Russell, New York Times bestselling author of Swamplandia! “If Tolkien is the grandfather of modern fantasy, Terry Brooks is its favorite uncle.”—Peter V. Brett, New York Times bestselling author of The Desert Spear “I can’t even begin to count how many of Terry Brooks’s books I’ve read (and reread) over the years. From Shannara to Landover, his work was a huge part of my childhood.”—Patrick Rothfuss, New York Times bestselling author of The Name of the Wind

The Black Elfstone

The Black Elfstone
Author: Terry Brooks
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780553391497
Available:
Release: 2017-06-13
Editor: Del Rey
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The first book of the triumphant and epic four-part conclusion to the Shannara series, from one of the all-time masters of fantasy. Across the Four Lands, peace has reigned for generations. But now, in the far north, an unknown enemy is massing. More troubling than the carnage is the strange and wondrous power wielded by the attackers—a breed of magic unfamiliar even to the Druid order. Fearing the worst, the High Druid dispatches a diplomatic party under the protection of the order’s sworn guardian, Dar Leah, to confront the mysterious, encroaching force and discover its purpose. But another crucial journey is being undertaken. Exiled onetime High Druid Drisker Arc has been living in quiet seclusion, far from the politics and power struggles of his former life, until two brutal attacks by would-be assassins force him to seek out an infamous murder-for-hire guild—and find the hidden enemy who has marked him for death. At his side is Tarsha Kaynin, a young woman gifted with the wishsong and eager to be schooled in its formidable power by a master. She, too, is pursuing a mission: to locate her wayward brother, whose own magic has driven him to deadly madness and kindled his rage for vengeance . . . against his sister. In their darkest hours, facing dangerous adversaries, the lives and quests of Dar Leah, Drisker Arc, and Tarsha Kaynin will be inextricably drawn together. And the challenges each confronts will have resounding consequences for the future of the Four Lands. Praise for The Black Elfstone “Epic scope, heroic characters, and so much heart . . . proof that the Shannara series can still reach new heights.”—Tordotcom “A strong opening book . . . The Four Lands face a new threat.”—Fantasy Book Review “Fantastic . . . one of the best books in this saga.”—SFRevu

Child of Light

Child of Light
Author: Terry Brooks
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780593357392
Available:
Release: 2021-10-19
Editor: Del Rey
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The electrifying first novel of an all-new fantasy series from the legendary author behind the Shannara saga, about a human girl struggling to find her place in a magical world she’s never known “Enticing . . . Brooks’s fans will be thrilled to have a new series to savor.”—Publishers Weekly At nineteen, Auris Afton Grieg has led an . . . unusual life. Since the age of fifteen, she has been trapped in a sinister prison. Why? She does not know. She has no memories of her past beyond the vaguest of impressions. All she knows is that she is about to age out of the children’s prison, and rumors say that the adult version is far, far worse. So she and some friends stage a desperate escape into the surrounding wastelands. And it is here that Auris’s journey of discovery begins, for she is rescued by an unusual stranger who claims to be Fae—a member of a magical race that Auris had thought to be no more than legend. Odder still, he seems to think that she is one as well, although the two look nothing alike. But strangest of all, when he brings her to his wondrous homeland, she begins to suspect that he is right. Yet how could a woman who looks entirely human be a magical being herself? Told with a fresh, energetic voice, this fantasy puzzle box is perfect for fans of Terry Brooks and new readers alike, as one young woman slowly unlocks truths about herself and her world—and, in doing so, begins to heal both.

Once Upon a Dream

Once Upon a Dream
Author: Anonim
Pages: 357
ISBN: 051512947X
Available:
Release: 2000
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Offers a collection of romantic stories of enchantment, passion, and vision, including a tale by Nora Roberts about a young woman who holds the key to rescuing a handsome stranger from a curse.

The Last Druid

The Last Druid
Author: Terry Brooks
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780399178559
Available:
Release: 2020-10-20
Editor: Del Rey
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Hope blooms anew for the Four Lands in this riveting conclusion, not only to the Fall of Shannara series but to the entire Shannara saga—a truly landmark event over forty years in the making! Since he first began the Shannara saga in 1977, Terry Brooks has had a clear idea of how the series should end, and now that moment is at hand. As the Four Lands reels under the Skaar invasion—spearheaded by a warlike people determined to make this land their own—our heroes must decide what they will risk to save the integrity of their home. Even as one group remains to defend the Four Lands, another is undertaking a perilous journey across the sea to the Skaar homeland, carrying with them a new piece of technology that could change the face of the world forever. And yet a third is trapped in a deadly realm from which there may be no escape. Filled with twists and turns and epic feats of derring-do—not untouched by tragedy—this is vintage Terry Brooks, and a fitting end to a saga that has gathered generations of readers into its fold.

Daughter of the Lion

Daughter of the Lion
Author: Jennifer Roberson
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781101650882
Available:
Release: 1989-02-07
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The sixth book in the Chronicles of the Cheysuli continues a tale of magical warriors and shapeshifters as they battle the sorcerers that threaten their existence She is Keely, twin sister to Corin, and daughter to Niall, the ruler of Homana, and she alone has the power to shapechange into any form—a power akin to that of the Firstborn. Like her brothers, Keely has been chosen to play a crucial part in the Firstborn's prophecy. Yet Keely is no weak pawn to be used in men's games of power and diplomacy. Trained alongside her brothers in the art of war, gifted with more of the old magic than most of her close kin, she will not easily give way even to Niall's commands, nor be forced against her will into an arranged marriage. But others besides Keely's father have plans for her future. Stahan, the most powerful Ihlini sorcerer, is preparing a trap from which even one as magically-gifted as Keely may find no escape. And in the deepwood, another waits to challenge Keely—an outlaw fully as dangerous to her future freedom as Strahan is to her life....

Sorcery of Thorns

Sorcery of Thorns
Author: Margaret Rogerson
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781481497626
Available:
Release: 2020-06-30
Editor: Margaret K. McElderry Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A New York Times bestseller! “A bewitching gem...I absolutely loved every moment of this story.” —Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Caraval series “If you loved the Hogwarts Library…you’ll be right at home at Summershall.” —Katherine Arden, New York Times bestselling author of The Bear and the Nightingale From the New York Times bestselling author of An Enchantment of Ravens comes an “enthralling adventure” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) about an apprentice at a magical library who must battle a powerful sorcerer to save her kingdom. All sorcerers are evil. Elisabeth has known that as long as she has known anything. Raised as a foundling in one of Austermeer’s Great Libraries, Elisabeth has grown up among the tools of sorcery—magical grimoires that whisper on shelves and rattle beneath iron chains. If provoked, they transform into grotesque monsters of ink and leather. Then an act of sabotage releases the library’s most dangerous grimoire, and Elisabeth is implicated in the crime. With no one to turn to but her sworn enemy, the sorcerer Nathaniel Thorn, and his mysterious demonic servant, she finds herself entangled in a centuries-old conspiracy. Not only could the Great Libraries go up in flames, but the world along with them. As her alliance with Nathaniel grows stronger, Elisabeth starts to question everything she’s been taught—about sorcerers, about the libraries she loves, even about herself. For Elisabeth has a power she has never guessed, and a future she could never have imagined.

Wizard s Daughter

Wizard s Daughter
Author: Catherine Coulter
Pages: 359
ISBN: 0515143944
Available:
Release: 2007-12
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When Rosalind de la Fontaine, under the aegis of the Sherbrooke family, is introduced to the ton, she meets Nicholas Vail, the 7th Earl of Mountjoy, and is drawn into a centuries-old mystery that is linked to her past and to a sixteenth-century wizard. Original.

Sorcerer s Ghost Princess Millicent

Sorcerer s Ghost  Princess Millicent
Author: Henry E. Smith
Pages: 418
ISBN: 1448917026
Available:
Release: 2010-02
Editor: America Star Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the mid-twelfth century, a feudal king's realm is threatened with a takeover. His wife, the queen, is murdered, and his son, the young prince, is abducted. His oldest daughter, rendered invisible by a powerful sorcerer, attempts to aid her father. She can communicate only with a sorcerer's daughter. The invisible princess encounters many frightening escapades, as well as the troublesome situations she is able to pull on her father's enemies. With no sorcerer able to render her visible again, she is destined for a life of invisibility. A direct descendent of the sorcerer's daughter travels back in time hoping to learn of his heritage. Having been endowed with untold powers of sorcery in this early time period, his role becomes entwined with the princess and the deceased sorcerer.

Daughter of the Empire

Daughter of the Empire
Author: Raymond E. Feist,Janny Wurts
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780525480150
Available:
Release: 2017-08-22
Editor: Spectra
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An epic tale of adventure and intrigue, Daughter of the Empire is fantasy of the highest order by two of the most talented writers in the field today. Magic and murder engulf the realm of Kelewan. Fierce warlords ignite a bitter blood feud to enslave the empire of Tsuranuanni. While in the opulent Imperial courts, assassins and spy-master plot cunning and devious intrigues against the rightful heir. Now Mara, a young, untested Ruling lady, is called upon to lead her people in a heroic struggle for survival. But first she must rally an army of rebel warriors, form a pact with the alien cho-ja, and marry the son of a hated enemy. Only then can Mara face her most dangerous foe of all—in his own impregnable stronghold.