The Iron Palace: The Shadowed Path: Book 3 by Morgan HowellThe Iron Palace: The Shadowed Path: Book 3 by Morgan Howell

The Iron Palace: The Shadowed Path: Book 3

byMorgan Howell

Mass Market Paperback | December 28, 2010

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Seventeen years have passed since Yim, an ex-slave blessed by the benevolent goddess Karm, sacrificed her body—and perhaps her very soul—to Lord Bahl, avatar of the evil Devourer. In that selfless act, Yim stripped Lord Bahl of his power but became pregnant with his son. Now that son, Froan, is a young man. And though Yim has raised him in the remote Grey Fens and kept him ignorant of his past, the taint of the Devourer is in his blood.

Even now an eldritch call goes out—and the slumbering shadow stirs in Froan’s blood, calling to him in a voice that cannot be denied. Armed with a dark magic he barely understands, Froan sets out to claim his destiny. When Yim seeks to stop him, her sole hope is that Honus—the love she abandoned—will take up the sword again for Karm’s sake and hers. Only then can she hope to face the impregnable bastion of unspeakable evil: the Iron Palace.
Morgan Howell is the author of Candle in the Storm and A Woman Worth Ten Coppers, the first two books in the Shadowed Path trilogy, as well as the Queen of the Orcs trilogy: King’s Property, Clan Daughter, and Royal Destiny. A graduate of Oberlin College and the Rochester Institute of Technology, Howell lives in upstate New York.
Title:The Iron Palace: The Shadowed Path: Book 3Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 6.87 × 4.19 × 0.96 inPublished:December 28, 2010Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0345503988

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heartwrenching The final stop in the story of Yim, the slave, bearer, and Chosen of the goddess Karm; and her love Honus, a sarf sworn to protect her. They have been through so much up until now. Honus' bretheren have been slaughtered and the religion of Karm almost wiped off the face of the earth. Yim and Honus have almost lost their lives time and time again, trying to defeat the evil lord Bhaal and prevent the final arising of the Destroyer. Yim sacrified her body and her innocence to take the final step on the path of Bhaal's destruction, and leaves Honus behind, shattering him mind, body, and soul. In Iron Palace we pick back up where Yim is now a mother, whose only thought throughout the entire book is protecting her son and walking him down the right path. He goes astry at one point, and on Yim's journey to find and save him, she finds Honus again, and the two lovers are united body and soul at long last, before Yim is tortured and gives everything to finally save her son, and leave him in Honus' capable hands. I cried at the end, I felt so sad for Yim and Honus, yet so happy too. They deserved what they got at the very end, and it was quite an interesting twist as well! Was not expecting that. A wonderful trilogy. I'm sorry it had to end, but glad with the way it ended.
Date published: 2011-04-01