The Bone Doll's Twin
Sometimes the price of destiny is higher than anyone imagined....
Dark Magic, Hidden Destiny
For three centuries a divine prophecy and a line of warrior queens protected Skala. But the people grew complacent and Erius, a usurper king, claimed his young half sister’s throne.
Now plague and drought stalk the land, war with Skala’s ancient rival Plenimar drains the country’s lifeblood, and to be born female into the royal line has become a death sentence as the king fights to ensure the succession of his only heir, a son. For King Erius the greatest threat comes from his own line — and from Illior’s faithful, who spread the Oracle’s words to a doubting populace.
As noblewomen young and old perish mysteriously, the king’s nephew — his sister’s only child — grows toward manhood. But unbeknownst to the king or the boy, strange, haunted Tobin is the princess’s daughter, given male form by a dark magic to protect her until she can claim her rightful destiny.
Only Tobin’s noble father, two wizards of Illior, and an outlawed forest witch know the truth. Only they can protect young Tobin from a king’s wrath, a mother’s madness, and the terrifying rage of her brother’s demon spirit, determined to avenge his brutal murder....
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Review: The Bone Doll's Twin (Tamír Triad #1)User Review - Jody Nightbow - Goodreads
Masterful. Eerie, beautifully plotted, dark but purposefully so. Just excellent. Flewelling really grew mightily as a writer since the first 3 Nightrunner books, Count me a serious fan now. Read full review
Review: The Bone Doll's Twin (Tamír Triad #1)User Review - Mariah Jensen - Goodreads
Really good! I wasn't sure about the book after reading the back cover synopsis but I gave it a chance and finished it in a night/morning. Can't wait to read the next one! Read full review