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Wars of Light and Shadow #05: Grand Conspiracyby Janny Wurts
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On the world of Athera, two half-brothers gifted of Light and Shadow defeated the Mistwraith. But its revenge left them cursed to life-long enmity, stirring war and deadly intrigue.
Arithon s'Ffalenn, Master of Shadow, trained mage and masterbard, is the last Prince of Rathain. His life has become the cipher upon which the world's fate will turn: he is the target of powerful enemies.
His half-brother, Lysaer s'Ilessid, is now hailed as an avatar. His fanatical following has formed an Alliance of Light sworn to destroy the Master of Shadow. The Prime Enchantress of the Koriani Order seeks his capture to defeat her arch rivals. And trapped by binding vows, Elaira, who holds Arithon's heart, is commanded to arrange his betrayal.
Amid building entanglements of spellcraft and conspiracy converging to bring Arithon down, contending foes bid for power — and their battle will threaten the bindings that imprison the Mistwraith itself...
The wars began when two half-brothers, gifted of light and shadow, stood shoulder to shoulder to defeat the Mistwraith. In defeat, their foe set its captors at odds, bestowing upon them a lifelong curse of enmity.
A lifelong curse of enmity between two half-brothers that has so far woven three bitter conflicts and uncounted deadly intrigues. It is a time of political upheavel, fanaticism, and rampaging armies. Distrust of sorcery has set off a purge of the talented mageborn—none reviled more than Arithon, Master of Shadow. Through clever manipulation of events at the hands of his halfbrother Lysaer, Lord of Light, Arithon's very name has become anathema. Now the volatile hatreds that spearheaded the campaign against Shadow have overtaken all reason. Those that still stand in Arithon's desperate defense are downtrodden, in retreat and close to annihilation.
The second book of "The Alliance Of Light" in volume 5 of "The Wars Of Light And Shadow" saga. Science fiction.
About the Author
Janny Wurts is the author of the Cycle of Fire series and coauthor of the worldwide bestselling Empire series with Raymond E. Feist.
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