By Greg Keyes
While the mythical Briar King aroused from sleep from his shut eye, a season of darkness and horror fell upon the dominion of Crotheny. Now numerous breeds of unspeakable monsters roam the geographical region. an endemic of insanity has reworked peaceable villagers from the wildlands into savage, flesh-eating fiends. In Eslen, King William has been murdered, Queen Muriele is stalked by means of treachery on each part, and their final surviving daughter, Anne, has fled the assassins bent on destroying her family members. shut at the heels of the runaway princess, younger knight Neil MeqVren, the queen’s one relied on best friend, is sworn to rescue Anne from her murderous pursuers. Anne herself undertakes a dangerous trip towards the sanctuary of her far away paramour’s palms, yet alongside the way in which lie the sinister brokers and hidden snares of a sprawling conspiracy that few could desire to dodge. whilst, spies within the carrier of Praifec Hespero, the strong Churchman, embark upon a challenge to damage the Briar King within the middle of his area. And the power-hungry Church, spurred on through the magical occasions, has introduced an inquisition whose repercussions threaten even the queen. because the noose of intrigue tightens around the land, own fates and a kingdom’s future alike can be made up our minds in a clash among advantage and malevolence, may and magic. right here then is ebook II of The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone: intoxicating and harrowing, passionate and grand–it is Greg Keyes’s such a lot ambitiously imagined and vividly rendered paintings of epic myth.