Shadowplay: Shadowmarch Volume II

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Penguin, Mar 6, 2007 - Fiction - 752 pages
A year ago, the March Kingdoms were at peace, and the Eddon family held the throne. King Olin Eddon is a prisoner in a faraway land, and Olin's heir Kendrick is dead—slain by treachery and dark, bloody magic.

With their father and brother taken from them, the royal twins Barrick and Briony have done their best to hold the kingdom together, but now Barrick has been captured in a failed war against the immortal Twilight People and Briony has been forced to flee.

Behind the Shadowline, Prince Barrick is lost and spellbound in the land of the fairies, while Princess Briony finds both allies and deadly enemies in unexpected places far from the land of her birth.

During their desperate journeys the twins discover that even a land's rulers may know little of it's true history, and that both families and nations can hide dark and terrible secrets.

But even if Barrick and Briony survive learning the astonishing truths at the heart of their own family and of Southmarch itself, they must still find a way to do the impossible: they must reclaim their kingdom and rescue their home and people from the multitude of powerful enemies—from traitors, tyrants, a god-king, and even the angry gods themselves.

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User Review  - infjsarah - LibraryThing

So continuing on with the 2nd of the series which I had read before but had not completed. MST is one of my favourite series but I am struggling at times with Shadowmarch. There is a lot of travelling ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cecrow - LibraryThing

This second volume's opening rides the crest of mysteries and tension produced by the first book's climax. It soon loses momentum, however, as the pace slackens to its former leisure and I found it ... Read full review


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The Hadadin Mozan
At Liberty
Night Fires
Bastard Gods
Questions with No Answers
Voices in the Forest
A Piece of the Moons House
The Deathwatch Chamber
A Meeting of the Guild
The Dreams of Gods

Chasing the Jackals
An Unremarkable
In Lonely Deeps
Crooked and his GreatGrandmother
A Little Hard Work
Two Yisti Knives
The Boy in the Mirror
Three Brothers
The Gray
Rising Wind
The Players
Secrets of the Black Earth
The Tanglewife
The DarkEyed Girl

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Tad Williams has held more jobs than any sane person should admit to—singing in a band, selling shoes, managing a financial institution, throwing newspapers, and designing military manuals, to name just a few. He also hosted a syndicated radio show for ten years, worked in theater and television production, taught both grade-school and college classes, and worked in multimedia for a major computer firm. He is cofounder of an interactive television company, and is currently writing comic books and film and television scripts as well. Tad and his family live in London and the San Francisco Bay Area. You can find Tad Williams at 

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