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Written as Lee Arthur Chane
Published by DAW Books
Short-listed for a Saskatchewan Book Award (for best book by a Regina author)
Cover art by Paul Young
The Kingdom of Evrenfels is the last bastion of magic in the world, cut off from the outside by the Great Barrier through which magic cannot penetrate.
For centuries, the MageLords have ruled their kingdom with an iron hand, while beyond the Barrier both magic and the MageLords have faded into an almost forgotten myth, replaced by low-level technology. Now all of that is about to change, for one man, Lord Falk, the Minister of Public Safety–the most powerful of the MageLords–has plans to assassinate the King and his heir, to break down the Barrier, and to conquer the lands beyond.
All it will take is the lives of two innocents: Prince Karl and Falk’s own ward, a girl named Brenna–a small sacrifice, to Lord Falk’s way of thinking. One is the heir and the other is the legendary Magebane, anathema to all magic.
But there is one thing Lord Falk hasn’t foreseen, one thing that could unbalance all of his plans–the unexpected arrival of a young man whose airship suddenly comes sailing over the top of the Great Barrier…
“Chane makes a splash with this spectacular epic-feeling stand-alone fantasy…Double and triple crosses, fast-paced action, and powerful moral conviction will have readers hanging on every word.” – Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“…an original and delightful tale of epic fantasy and magic, steampunk science, adventure, tragedy, and love…” – Errant Dreams Reviews
$9.99 + Tax