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In Eslen, King William has been murdered, Queen Muriele is stalked by treachery on every side, and their last surviving daughter, Anne, has fled the assassins bent on destroying her family. Close on the heels of the runaway princess, young knight Neil MeqVren, the queen's one trusted ally, is sworn to rescue Anne from her murderous pursuers.
Anne herself undertakes a perilous journey toward the sanctuary of her distant paramour's arms, but along the way lie the sinister agents and hidden snares of a sprawling conspiracy that few might hope to evade. At the same time, spies in the service of Praifec Hespero, the powerful Churchman, embark upon a mission to destroy the Briar King in the heart of his domain. And the power-hungry Church, spurred on by the mystical events, has launched an inquisition whose repercussions threaten even the queen.
As the noose of intrigue tightens across the land, personal fates and a kingdom's destiny alike will be decided in a conflict between virtue and malevolence, might and magic. Here then is Book 2 of The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone: intoxicating and harrowing, passionate and grand, it is Greg Keyes most ambitiously imagined and vividly rendered work of epic fantasy.
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By captaubrey on 09-17-12
The Story Continues
I read the first book of the series and was excited to find audio versions on Audible. I read the reviews on the first book, but I couldn't disagree more with most of them. These books are nothing like the Game of Thrones series. They stand on their own merit and thankfully Mr. Keyes knows how to end a story.
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By Jim "The Impatient" on 10-15-11
Goes down hill fast
"The Briar King" is a four star book and I was excited about this book because of the first one. This book started with a really good scene involving Zombies. From there it went downhill fast. The rest of the action takes place nonchalantly. There are plenty of monsters and strange characters, but the way they are introduced is boring. You know how some writers such as Stephen King can write about the simplest events and make them exciting and some writers can write about the most exciting events and make them sound boring. GK is the latter. I decided I would listen to 2 hours before giving up. I listen to 2 hours and 7 minutes and decided not to waste anymore of my time. I believe GK has a good imagination, but he needs to team up with someone who can mentor him in the art of writing. The narrator does not help. He has a soft voice, which sounds like he is reading a children's book to children.
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