The Dread

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Orbit, Feb 1, 2012 - Fiction - 640 pages
3 Reviews
War has come to the Winter Kingdoms. The Dread will rise. Kings will fall.

Summoner-King Tris Drayke takes what remains of his army north for a war he is ill-prepared to fight, as reports from spies confirm Tris's worst fear. A new threat rises across the sea: a dark summoner who intends to make the most of the Winter Kingdoms's weakness.

In Isencroft, Kiara's father is assassinated and she will now have no choice except to return and claim the crown. But she must leave behind her husband and their infant son to face the dark power that threatens her rule.

THE DREAD is the epic conclusion to the Fallen Kings Cycle.

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User Review  - kiaras - LibraryThing

Oh, this book and I have such a love-hate thing going on here. Except I don’t hate it. I just mildly dislike some of it. Oh, but I love it, too! You see, I love the characters. I have had such hopes ... Read full review

The Dread

User Review  - Jackie Cassada - Book Verdict

Tris Drayke, the Summoner-King of Margolan, travels north to fight a war for which he is unprepared, while his wife, Kiara, inherits the crown of Isencroft's King Donelan after his assassination ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Gail Z. Martin discovered her passion for SF, fantasy and ghost stories in elementary school. The first story she wrote - at age five - was about a vampire. Her favorite TV show as a preschooler was Dark Shadows. At age 14 she decided to become a writer. She enjoys attending SF/Fantasy conventions, Renaissance fairs and living history sites. She is married and has three children, a Himalayan cat and a golden retriever.

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