The Seven-Petaled Shield

The Seven-Petaled Shield

Book One of the Seven-Petaled Shield

Format
Mass Market Paperback
Price
$7.99
 
Additional Formats
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • ISBN 9780756406219
  • 608  Pages
  • DAW
  • Adult

Overview

A Kirkus June 2013 top pick!

Elemental magic existed before mankind was born, and for good or ill, some of this magic seeped into the world, eventually coalescing into a monstrous entity of Fire and Ice, a threat to all humanity. Aided by his six brothers, a legendary king found the means to stand against this incarnation of chaos: the Seven-Petaled Shield. With it, they subdued the entity and imprisoned it in the far North.

But with the passing of generations, the king’s line faltered and his once-great city, Meklavar, diminished until it was all but forgotten. Yet within its walls the remnants of the Shield still held power. Unaware of the legendary Shield and hungry only for a mighty empire, the king of Gelon has begun a march of conquest. But what could have been merely ruthless ambition becomes potentially cataclysmic when his unstoppable army turns toward Meklavar.

As the city falls, its newly widowed queen, Tsorreh, flees with her adolescent son, Zevaron, and the heart-stone of the Shield, seeking refuge in her mother’s homeland. But with the removal of the heart-stone, the ancient power of Fire and Ice strengthens, spreading its malevolent influence across the land. And this time there is only Tsorreh and her son, desperate heirs to a shattered Shield, to stop it. The Seven-Petaled Shield is the first installment of the thrilling Seven-Petaled Shield series.

Praise

“Fans will be pleased, and those new to the world of Darkover have a treat in store.”
– VOYA (for Darkover series)
“Deborah has contrived to express the rich tapestry of the characters and backdrop of Darkover in a way that would make Marion proud.” —ConNotations (for Darkover series)

“Interesting women as well as men, varied worlds with a sense of history, magic that evokes a sense of wonder, poetry, laughter as well as exciting action…. [A] grand tapestry of story.” —Sherwood Smith, author of Inda

“A world that feels very real, interesting characters I can care about, lots of depth in both world and characters, heroes and villains alike, action, suspense, thoughtfulness…. I’ll be waiting eagerly for the sequels.” —K.V. Johansen, author of Blackdog

“A critical, inventive spin brings an exciting uniqueness to the good and evil quest theme.” —Midwest Book Review

“Rejoice… Ross’s literary strength [is] her sensitivity to human needs and talents.” —Publishers Weekly (for Darkover series)

 
“Rejoice… Ross’s literary strength [is] her sensitivity to human needs and talents.”
– Publishers Weekly (for Darkover series)
“Deborah has contrived to express the rich tapestry of the characters and backdrop of Darkover in a way that would make Marion proud.”
– ConNotations (for Darkover series)
“Ross succeeds in keeping [Darkover] true to Bradley’s style.”
– Booklist (for Darkover series)
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