Format: Mass Market Paperbound
Dimensions: 512 pages, 6.72 × 4.26 × 1.14 in
Published: January 15, 2001
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0812566688
ISBN - 13: 9780812566680
Read from the Book
1 Anna readjusted her floppy brown hat and shifted her weight in the saddle. Beneath her, Farinelli, the big palomino gelding, continued his quick walk eastward along the dusty road that ran south of the Chean River toward the former ford at Sorprat. Anna glanced sideways at Himar, the sandy-haired captain--overcaptain now--whose mustache drooped more than usual--perhaps from the road dust.perhaps from sweat. Two of her personal guards flanked them--Rickel on her left, and beyond and slightly back of Himar, Lejun. An overcaptain, personal guards--sometimes it was still hard to believe that she was Regent and Sorceress of Defalk, and Lady of Mencha. Less than two years earlier, she had been Anna Marshall, struggling assistant professor of voice in Ames, Iowa, a divorcée mourning the death of her eldest daughter. Then, a spell sung in Defalk and her own ill-uttered wish to be anywhere but Ames had thrown her into the intrigues and battles of Liedwahr, both colored by the ever-present male chauvinism, a chauvinism that so often she seemed the only one to recognize, even after she''d survived three attempted rapes. Because the world of Erde was governed by the harmonies--and song magic that worked--those struggles she faced were more deadly than the faculty politics of Ames. But only slightly , Anna reflected as she thought of the fate of untenured and discarded junior faculty members at the universities where she had taught over the years. The late-summer sun had b
From the Publisher
Darksong Rising is the third Spellsong book , and concludes a trilogy featuring Anna Marshall, the music teacher and soprano from the midwest transported into a fantasy world where magic works according to musical principles--making her a powerful magician. Now Regent of Defalk, Anna must battle men who would destroy her and claim Defalk for their own.
About the Author
L. E. Modesitt, Jr., is the bestselling author of the fantasy series The Saga of Recluce, Corean Chronicles, and the Imager Portfolio. His science fiction includes Adiamante, the Ecolitan novels, the Forever Hero Trilogy, and Archform: Beauty. Besides a writer, Modesitt has been a U.S. Navy pilot, a director of research for a political campaign, legislative assistant and staff director for a U.S. Congressman, Director of Legislation and Congressional Relations for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a consultant on environmental, regulatory, and communications issues, and a college lecturer. He lives in Cedar City, Utah.
"The consistent excellence of L.E. Modesitt makes him by far the most entertaining of today''s fantasy writers."--Romantic Times