Format: Mass Market Paperbound
Dimensions: 672 pages, 6.69 × 4.23 × 1.4 in
Published: December 1, 1998
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0812540026
ISBN - 13: 9780812540024
About the Book
Pulled from her boring life as a music instructor in Ames, Iowa, into the world of Erde, Anna Marshal is now regent of the kingdom of Defalk. Now she must defend it against the greedy rulers of neighboring kingdoms, in this sequel to "The Soprano Sorceress."
Read from the Book
1 WEI, NORDWEI The heavy gong sounds, and the two women in the uniform of the Council turn and open the lacquered double doors, each bearing the ancient symbol of the Council of Wei. Each wears twin black-lacquered scabbards at her hips, and the scabbards contain the infamous short swords of the Nordan Guard. Ashtaar moistens her lips and steps through the doors, then down the black carpet toward the dais. The black-lacquered Council table is also ancient, and behind it sit seven figures. The woman in the center wears a silver-and-black seal on a heavy silver chain. Her dark eyes hold Ashtaar as the spymistress walks down the dark green carpet toward the space below the dais holding the table. "The mist-world sorceress now holds Defalk. The Council has read your report, and would like to inquire further." "Yes, Ancient One." Ashtaar bows. "Please summarize the major events that led to the current state of affairs. Briefly." "A travel sorceress and a player summoned the lady Anna from the mist worlds. Both are dead now. The sorcerer Brill spirited her away and tutored her in the ways of both Darksong and Clearsong. The Dark Ones tried to kill her and failed. She supported Lord Barjim against the Ebrans at the Sand Pass. Barjim and Brill were killed, and she collapsed, but not before she destroyed two-thirds of the invaders. She somehow found her way south and recovered in Synope, in the lands of Lord Hryding. Lord Behlem of Neserea then marched into Defalk and to
From the Publisher
The sequel to The Soprano Sorceress, from the bestselling author of the Recluce Saga
With The Soprano Sorceress L.E. Modesitt started The Spellsong Cycle, an innovative and compelling new fantasy series that won Modesitt tons of new readers. The Spellsong War will enthrall its readers and continue to build Modesitt''s increasingly loyal following.
Anna Marshal is regent of the kingdom of Defalk only a few months after a sorcerer pulled her from her boring life as a music instructor in Ames, Iowa to the world of Erde. With her ability and her integrity she saved Defalk from invasion and became it''s regent, now she must defend it against the greedy rulers of neighboring kingdoms who see a weakened state and a possible opportunity.
The Spellsong War is the second book of the Spellong Cycle.
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.
"I read slowly, ''tis true, but I stayed up until 2:30 to finish The Spellsong War....That''s a good indication for any reader that Modesitt tells a damned good tale. Even if you''re a tenor." --Anne McCaffrey
"One of the premier voices in fantasy....A highly original new series that promises to enthrall us as much or more than the popular Magic of Recluce collection of books.
"Mr. Modesitt is a fabulous world builder who once again creates a milieu so compelling that it seems like we actually go there with the plucky heroine." --Romantic Times Magazine
"The gritty details of this world make it as real as any in science fiction. As usual, Mr. Modesitt''s sense of power makes the fantastic background more plausible." --Philadelphia Press & Review
"Resplendent feminist fantasy with an inventive and expertly handled scenario, life-sized characters, and flawless plotting." --Kirkus Reviews (pointer review)