Author(s): Ian Irvine
The final battle - the ultimate price.The once beautiful land of Hightspall is being carved up by warring armies led by figures out of legend. One army is headed by the charismatic brute, Axil Grandys, and the other by Lyf, resurrected sorcerer-king and Axil's ancient nemesis.Only the escaped slave Tali and her unreliable magic stand in their way - but Tali's gift grows more painful every time she uses it. As the armies converge on the fateful peak of Touchstone, Tali and her ally Rix must find a way to overcome Lyf and prevent Grandys from using the Three Spells that will destroy Hightspall forever.PRAISE FOR THE TAINTED REALM TRILOGY 'A compelling story of vengeance, loyalty and the search for a place in the world.' Starred review, LIBRARY JOURNAL (USA) on VENGEANCE 'He knows how to spin an epic y arn and tell it with real gusto ...ambitious in scope and tirelessly action-stuffed.' SFX on REBELLION 'If you like epic fantasy, you'll certainly like this series. Four stars.' AUREALIS EXPRESS on JUSTICE
Ian Irvine is a marine scientist and fantasy writer who has written twenty-six novels. His three fantasy series, THE VIEW FROM THE MIRROR, THE WELL OF ECHOES and SONG OF THE TEARS, are international bestsellers. He has also written a near-future eco-thriller trilogy about catastrophic climate change, HUMAN RITES, recently republished in an updated edition, plus eleven novels for children in the RUNCIBLE JONES, SORCERER'S TOWER and GRIM AND GRIMMER series. For more information about Ian visit his website (www.ian-irvine.com) and Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/ianirvine.author).