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Crown of Vengeance begins a new epic fantasy saga from New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory.
She is the unwanted spawn of a mad king and queen, her lands lost before her birth; her family - her very name - erased from history. Cursed by many, yet protected by an even greater curse.
She was born on a night of storm and terror, raised in protected concealment, then banished from the only home she had ever known - an ancient enemy's final stroke in a war begun centuries before.
Secret studies of hidden lore reveal the truth of the prophecy that heralded her coming. Dark dreams teach lessons of war and duty, of strategy and magecraft that she could not learn in a thousand lifetimes.
She does not have a thousand lifetimes. She has just one - and time is running out. For the prophecy spoke not just of her, but of a great Darkness that would destroy the elven kingdoms. A Darkness that is coming ever closer.
She is Vieliessar Farcarinon and she must save her people. Even if she must shatter custom and destroy the world she was born to rule.
©2012 Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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4 out of 5 stars
By A Snider on 01-14-17

I was sorry I bought this one at first, but not now.

I have been pleased with Mercedes Lackey prior to this. The Vincent Price style reading at the beginning and then, from time to time, made it less than pleasant. I could not listen to the whole book at first, but glad I went back and triedftried. Compelling story, but alien names made following difficult.

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5 out of 5 stars
By R.F. on 10-15-16

Give it time...

The high fantasy elven language can be a bit much at first. Give yourself time, let the feel and emotion of the story take hold. This was a fantastic start to the prequel trilogy to the Obsidian Trilogy. Being thrust back into this world reminded me of how much I missed it.

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2 out of 5 stars
By sam on 07-14-17

not that impressed at all.

it took ages to build up to a rather poor and disappointing ending. poor and a real slog to get through.

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5 out of 5 stars
By lavina on 04-20-15

Crown of Vengence: The Dragon Prophecy, Book 1.

A good story with lots of action. Great characters and expect 5he unexpected. I am looking forward to reading book 2.

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