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Publisher Comments:

In this story of hidden magic and forbidden love, the King's Rider Justin befriends Ellynor, a young novice at a convent-only to discover that she is a mystic being manipulated by the fanatical Daughters of the Pale Moon into hunting down and killing other mystics.

Review:

"In Shinn's intrigue-filled third Twelve Houses fantasy (after The Thirteenth House and Mystic and Rider), Justin, one of the elite King's Riders who serve King Baryn of Gillengaria, finds plenty to be concerned about after going undercover as a stableman to learn about threats to Baryn's rule. Noblewoman Coralinda Gisseltess, head of the Lumanen Convent of the Daughters of the Pale Mother (a moon goddess), has begun her own campaign against mystics, preaching that their magic is an abomination to the goddess. Then Justin meets Ellynor Alowa of Lirren, a young novice from the convent, and loses his heart to her. Things get complicated when Ellynor is denounced as a mystic because of her healing abilities. Rescuing Ellynor from being burned at the stake won't be easy, but if Justin succeeds, he'll then have to deal with the taboo against Lirren women marrying outside their clans. Once again Shinn expertly mixes romance with traditional fantasy for a satisfying read." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

Sharon Shinn lives in St. Louis, where she works for a trade magazine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780441014309
Publisher:
Ace Hardcover
Subject:
Magic
Author:
Shinn, Sharon
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Cults
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Edition Description:
B-Hardcover
Series:
13th House
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
20061003
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
9.3 x 6.3 x 1.39 in 1.47 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 448 pages Ace Books - English 9780441014309 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In Shinn's intrigue-filled third Twelve Houses fantasy (after The Thirteenth House and Mystic and Rider), Justin, one of the elite King's Riders who serve King Baryn of Gillengaria, finds plenty to be concerned about after going undercover as a stableman to learn about threats to Baryn's rule. Noblewoman Coralinda Gisseltess, head of the Lumanen Convent of the Daughters of the Pale Mother (a moon goddess), has begun her own campaign against mystics, preaching that their magic is an abomination to the goddess. Then Justin meets Ellynor Alowa of Lirren, a young novice from the convent, and loses his heart to her. Things get complicated when Ellynor is denounced as a mystic because of her healing abilities. Rescuing Ellynor from being burned at the stake won't be easy, but if Justin succeeds, he'll then have to deal with the taboo against Lirren women marrying outside their clans. Once again Shinn expertly mixes romance with traditional fantasy for a satisfying read." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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