Synopses & Reviews
"I Dreamed of Owl. That Means Wizardry is Near."
Tristen is a weapon in an ancient war between wizardry and sorcery. He is a summoning and a shaping, brought to life by a wizard. And his sword is a weapon as well. Its keen blade, marked Illusion on one side and Truth on the other, once helped Tristen win the throne of Ylesuin for the young king Cefwyn, gaining Tristen the stewardship of the brave country of Amefel.
Tristen's rule in Amefel is blessed with two extraordinary friends: one a stalwart and simple warrior, the other a young rebel with royal blood. But the scarlet banners of war are unfolding again, and far more than a kingdom is at stake. Now Tristen must take up the sword--as well as the Sihhë magic he has forsworn. He is destiny's own, created a combatant in a far older and more fearsome conflict than any ever imagined by mere mortal man. And he is about to do battle once more. . . .
Rich with magic, intrigue, and adventure, this high fantasy series from the acclaimed C. J. Cherryh brings to life an enchanting world as real as, yet far more wondrous, than our own.
A new Galasien novel, the eagerly awaited sequel to Cherryh's acclaimed Fortress of Eaglesand Fortress in the eye of Time.
A new high fantasy triumph continuing the amazing story of two friends, king and sorcerer, in an age of wizardry. The Galasien Books are a legend in the making, an epic saga of ancient magic and the power of destiny.
In the conflict between the shadowy immortals Mauryl and Hasufin, Tristen the Shaping and his sword are both weapons: Tristen was made by Mauryl, and the sword, which frightens Tristen, is made for magic.
Tristen has helped his friend Prince Cefwyn become King, and now he holds the stewardship of Amefel. But he will have to take up the sword and the ancient Sihhe magic he has forsworn, for he is destiny's own, a combatant whether he likes it or not in the fearsome conflict between darkness and light.
About the Author
C. J. Cherryh—three-time winner of the coveted Hugo Award—is one of today's best-selling and most critically acclaimed writers of science fiction and fantasy. The author of more than fifty novels, she makes her home in Spokane, Washington.