Ironcrown Moon

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HarperCollins, 2005 - Fantasy - 502 pages
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The continuation of a powerful new fantasy adventure filled with dark magic and deadly intrigue, from the worldwide bestselling author of the SAGA OF THE PLIOCENE EXILE. King Conrig Ironcrown now rules the entire island of High Blenholme. But the peace he achieved after ruthlessly uniting its four quarrelling kingdoms into a Sovereignty is about to be challenged by enemies both mortal and supernatural. Rumours abound that his vengeful first wife, Maudrayne, believed to have committed suicide when she discovered his infidelity, is in fact still alive and about to reveal a secret that could cost Conrig his throne. A more tangible threat is posed by the ambitious sorcerer Beynor, and his crony, Conrig's traitorous former alchymist Kilian, who have stolen a trove of currently inactive moonstones capable of drawing tremendous power from the mysterious supernatural Beaconfolk. After initiating a civil war, the pair hope to utilize this power to vanquish Conrig's fatally divided realm and rule it themselves. The King's unlikely champion is his royal intelligencer, Deveron, a young man secretly possessed of magical talents. conscience. The resulting clash involves not only human beings, but also the ancient races who inhabited High Blenholme before them - and who now intend to take back their lost homeland.

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User Review  - Karlstar - LibraryThing

In the second book of this trilogy, events continue to move along in a fairly predictable fashion. However, some new characters and a new behind the scenes plot is finally revealed. Unfortunately ... Read full review

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User Review  - lithicbee - LibraryThing

The Boreal Moon Tale continues in Ironcrown Moon, and is as enjoyable as the first book. The truth behind the larger conflict that underlies all the struggles we have seen begins to unfold, which is ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Julian May is the author of the SAGA OF THE PLIOCENE EXILE (THE MANY-COLOURED LAND, THE GOLDEN TORC, THE NONBORN KING), THE GALACTIC MILIEU TRILOGY, BLACK TRILLIUM, (with Marion Zimmer Bradley and Andre Norton), BLOOD TRILLIUM and SKY TRILLIUM, and most recently THE RAMPART WORLDS. The author lives in the state of Washington.

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