The Cracked Throne

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Penguin, 2007 - Fiction - 392 pages
5 Reviews
'JOSHUA PALMATIER HAS WRITTEN A VIVID, PASSIONATE STORY ABOUT A TOUGH-MINDED HEROINE FIGHTING FOR SURVIVAL'
- Kate Elliott, author of The Crown of Stars series
Varis learned to survive as a very young child in the slums of Amenkor.  And when the mysterious White Fire swept through the city for the second time in a millennium, bringing madness, drought, famine, and disease to the land, Varis survived that as well.  But she was changed by the Fire's spell, and she was not the only person marked by the White Fire.  Eryn, Mistress of the Skewed Throne, still reigned over the city after the Fire's passing.  Yet from that moment, Amenkor began a steady decline, and Eryn herself seemed to hover on the edge of madness.
As Amenkor deteriorated, Varis came to the attention of some of the most powerful people in the city, people who could see her unique potential.  And she found herself transformed from gutterscum to unofficial Seeker to bodyguard to assassin.  Yet none of her skills could save her from a destiny she never wanted.
Varis became the new Mistress of the Skewed Throne.  Untrained, unprepared, not certain who she could trust, Varis took the Throne at the most perilous point in Amenkor's history.  The city was on the brink of starvation, and the trading ships sent out to bring back supplies had disappeared without a trace.  And both Varis and Eryn were obsessed with a vision they alone had shared-Amenkor invaded by an unknown enemy, the harbour watchtowers destroyed, wrecked ships sinking in waters stained red with blood, the city itself engulfed in flames . . .
  

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Review: The Cracked Throne (Throne of Amenkor #2)

User Review  - Annikka - Goodreads

Yet another very well written book by Mr. Palmatier. We get to see Varis as she struggles to acclimatize herself to being the Mistress of Amenkor, and all of the trouble she has from when the prior ... Read full review

Review: The Cracked Throne (Throne of Amenkor #2)

User Review  - Robert - Goodreads

like the first book i just totally loved this book. the author is very talented. i look forward to the next book in this series. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Joshua Palmatier was born in PA, but now resides in NY. Palmatier started writing SF and Fantasy novels and short stories in eighth grade, and hasn't stopped writing since, mainly focusing on novels. He can be found at sff.net/people/jpalmatier/.

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