Tower Lord (Raven's Shadow, Book 2) by Anthony Ryan

By Anthony Ryan

In Blood Song, Anthony Ryan brought readers to "a interesting global of conflicting religions and the wars fought within the identify of these faiths" (Library Journal). Now Ryan's epic story maintains as Vaelin Al Sorna discovers that there's no get away from the decision of destiny...

"The blood-song rose with an unforeseen song, a hot hum mingling acceptance with an influence of security. He had a feeling it used to be welcoming him home."

Vaelin Al Sorna, warrior of the 6th Order, known as Darkblade, known as desire Killer. the best warrior of his day, and witness to the best defeat of his country: King Janus's imaginative and prescient of a better Unified Realm drowned within the blood of courageous males struggling with for a reason Vaelin by myself is aware used to be cast from a lie. unwell at center, he comes domestic, made up our minds to kill not more. Named Tower Lord of the Northern Reaches via King Janus's thankful inheritor, he can possibly locate peace in a less warm, extra distant land faraway from the intrigues of a afflicted Realm.

But these proficient with the blood-song are by no means destined to stay a quiet lifestyles. Many died in King Janus's wars, yet many survived, and Vaelin is a aim, not only for these looking revenge yet when you be aware of what he can do. the religion has been sundered, and plenty of haven't any doubt who their chief might be. the recent King is susceptible, yet his sister is powerful. The blood-song is robust, wealthy in caution and information in instances of difficulty, yet is simply a fragment of the facility on hand to others who comprehend extra of its mysteries. whatever strikes opposed to the world, anything that instructions robust forces, and Vaelin will locate to his nice remorse that after confronted with annihilation, even the main reluctant hand needs to ultimately draw a sword.

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