The Kingdoms of Dust (The Necromancer Chronicles #3) (Mass Market)

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This is book number 3 in the The Necromancer Chronicles series.


Description


With her master dead and her oaths foresworn, necromancer and spy Isyllt Iskaldur finds herself in exile. Hounded by assassins, she seeks asylum in Assar, the empire she so recently worked to undermine.

Warlords threaten the empire's fragile peace, and the empress is beset by enemies within the court. Even worse, darkness stirs in the deep desert. Ancient spirits long held captive are waking -- spirits that can destroy Assar faster than any army.

Accompanied by an outcast jinn, Isyllt must travel into the heart of the desert to lay the darkness there to rest once more. But her sympathies are torn between the captive spirits and the order of mages sworn to bind them. And whichever choice she makes could raze the empire to dust.

About the Author


Amanda Downum was born in Virginia, and has since spent time in Indonesia, Micronesia, Missouri, and Arizona. In 1990 she was sucked into the gravity well of Texas, and has not yet escaped. She graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in English Literature, and has spent the last ten years working in a succession of libraries and bookstores; she is very fond of alphabetizing. She currently lives near Austin in a house with a spooky attic, which she shares with her long-suffering husband and fluctuating numbers of animals and half-finished novels. She spends her spare time making jewelry and falling off perfectly good rocks. To learn more about the author, visit www.amandadownum.com.

Praise For…


"This magnificent and multifaceted work, set against a richly detailed quasi-Arabian background, confirms Downum's Necromancer Chronicles as a top-notch fantasy series."
Publishers Weekly

Praise for The Necromancer Chronicles:

"Spectacular...[a] complex and bloody tale of sorcery, madness, and intrigue." --- Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

"Downum's second fantasy is as sharp and complex as the first, full of fascinating characters." --- Booklist

"Well-written and entertaining." --- RT Book Reviews-


Product Details
ISBN: 9780316068987
ISBN-10: 0316068985
Publisher: Orbit
Publication Date: March 1st, 2012
Pages: 416
Language: English
Series: The Necromancer Chronicles