The Fatal Child

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Laurel-Leaf Books, 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 547 pages
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The final novel in this compelling trilogy set in a medieval fantasy world.

Atti is the Fatal Child. Beautiful and adored, she is troubled by a recurring nightmare of violence and betrayal. She can love no one and trust no one, and she wakes screaming in the night.

Driven by his love for Atti, Ambrose, son of Phaedra, gives up his wandering existence and takes the throne. This is the story of his kingship and his attempts to remove the curse of Beyah, the weeping goddess, from his land. For while Beyah weeps, she poisons hearts, and only when the weeping stops can peace be restored to the kingdom.

Seen through the eyes of Padry, close advisor to the king, and of Melissa, maid to the queen, this is a passionate story of love and betrayal, power and sacrifice, hope and loss. Prophecies are fulfilled and story threads are concluded as Ambrose and his mother struggle to come to terms with their destinies.


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Review: The Fatal Child (Cup of the World #3)

User Review  - Sara - Goodreads

I thought it was an interesting ending to the series. Read full review

Review: The Fatal Child (Cup of the World #3)

User Review  - Mary - Goodreads

John Dickinson is an incredibly skilled writer; his prose is lovely, his characters complex (sometimes to the point of frustration) and his plot contains moral and spiritual layers. Just my kind of ... Read full review

Contents

Sack
3
Chess Pieces
14
The Woman of Develin
31
The Haunted Knight
58
Tears
82
On the Knoll
106
Over Wine
124
The New Servant
142
The Demon
296
The Heir of Tuscolo 3 l O XXI In His Cell
325
The Wall and the Water
334
The F0rlillen Door
354
Love s Last Stand
360
Pad1ys Quest
367
The Fall of the Leaf
388
THE DRAGON
406

The Abyss
159
THE LEAF
172
Night Talk
175
Mountain Home
185
Firewood Z05
205
Iron on the Wind Z 16
216
Moonlight in Tarceny
230
Oak Vreath Z44 XVI Wulfranfs Crime
258
The Scholar
275
Out of the Sea Z85
285
The Raising of the Sun
407
Weapons of Paper
432
Signs at Bay
454
Dreams and Tidings
464
Campfires
472
The Soneating
490
The Last Command
525
Lakeshore
541
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JOHN DICKINSON lives in Gloucestershire with his wife and two children. Before becoming a writer, he followed a career in the Ministry of Defence, the Cabinet Office and NATO. This is his fourth published novel. To learn more about the author and his work, please visit www.john-dickinson.net.

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