Synopses & Reviews
andlt;bigandgt;andlt;iandgt;The spirit of the ancient champion, Sorahb was reborn into the body of a deghan youth, who raised an army of peasants to resist their Hrum conquerors.andlt;/iandgt;andlt;/bigandgt; andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; Sorya, Kavi, and Jiann do everything they can to keep control of what little land remains free from Hrum rule. They have most of the peasantry, a small, untrained army, and the Suud helping them, but there is still one important piece missing: a sword that is able to withstand the Hrum's watersteel. Without it, Farsala will fall. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; But what none of these young heroes can foresee is the growing desperation of the Hrum leaders. It will lead them to break some of their own laws and sacred pacts. It will also reveal truths about the nature of war, the nature of human beings, and -- most important -- themselves.
"Issues of war, society, and class are nuanced and authentic in this impressive climax." -- andlt;iandgt;Kirkus Reviewsandlt;/iandgt;, starred review
In the conclusion of the acclaimed, epic Farsala trilogy, Soraya, Kavi, and Jiann seek the sword that is able to withstand a blow from their enemys watersteel. They may be able to put off loss for a while without it, but in the end Farsala will fall if it can't win in battle.
About the Author
andlt;bandgt;Hilari Bellandlt;/bandgt; is a librarian in Denver, Colorado, where she lives with her family. Her favorite books are fantasy, science fiction, and mystery -- all the ingredients for a great novel! Hilari is also the author of the Farsala Trilogy -- andlt;Iandgt;Fall of a Kingdomandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;Rise of a Heroandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;Iandgt;Forging the Swordandlt;/iandgt; -- as well as andlt;Iandgt;Songs of Powerandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;A Matter of Profitandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;Iandgt;The Goblin Woodandlt;/iandgt;.