Mother of Lies

Mother of Lies

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Baker & Taylor
Fifteen years after the city of Celebre is conquered by the evil Bloodlord Stralg and his fanatical sister, Saltaja, the Mutineer Marno Cavotti amasses a powerful liberation force in the hopes of rescuing the city's four exiled heirs.

McMillan Palgrave
The past fifteen years have not been kind to Celebre, the greatest city on the Florengian face of a dodecahedral world. Its walls have been breached and its Doge humiliated by the evil Bloodlord Stralg; all four of its heirs kidnapped and taken over the Edge to Vigaelia; its Dogaressa forcibly impregnated by Stralg and--when her husband's health begins to fail--left to rule over a city teeming with Stralg's troops. And if you think Stralg is bad, wait until you meet his sister Saltaja, a fanatic who sees no human cost as too great to keep the Hrag dynasty in power and her goddess--evil Xaran, the Mother of Lies--appeased.

But there are a few great hopes for the future of the city: the Mutineer, Marno Cavotti, who will not stand to see his hometown destroyed and is massing a powerful liberation movement mere inches beyond Stralg's grasp. And the four heirs of Celebre--each with god-given expertise in their respective fields of artistry, combat, wisdom, or death--are wending their way back over the Edge to their birthplace. Of course, even as Marno and the Celebre children are working towards the common goal of defeating the Hrags, they're all painfully aware that once that hurdle is crossed only one of them can wind up on the throne.

Continuing the storyline set out in Children of Chaos, Mother of Lies is a fierce, kinetic romp that will keep readers guessing until the last blow is dealt.

The conclusion of a stirring, politically-charged quest duology by acclaimed fantasy author Dave Duncan


Holtzbrinck
The past fifteen years have not been kind to Celebre, the greatest city on the Florengian face of a dodecahedral world. Its walls have been breached and its Doge humiliated by the evil Bloodlord Stralg; all four of its heirs kidnapped and taken over the Edge to Vigaelia; its Dogaressa forcibly impregnated by Stralg and--when her husband’s health begins to fail--left to rule over a city teeming with Stralg’s troops. And if you think Stralg is bad, wait until you meet his sister Saltaja, a fanatic who sees no human cost as too great to keep the Hrag dynasty in power and her goddess--evil Xaran, the Mother of Lies--appeased.

But there are a few great hopes for the future of the city: the Mutineer, Marno Cavotti, who will not stand to see his hometown destroyed and is massing a powerful liberation movement mere inches beyond Stralg’s grasp. And the four heirs of Celebre--each with god-given expertise in their respective fields of artistry, combat, wisdom, or death--are wending their way back over the Edge to their birthplace. Of course, even as Marno and the Celebre children are working towards the common goal of defeating the Hrags, they’re all painfully aware that once that hurdle is crossed only one of them can wind up on the throne.

Continuing the storyline set out in Children of Chaos, Mother of Lies is a fierce, kinetic romp that will keep readers guessing until the last blow is dealt.


Blackwell North Amer
The past fifteen years have not been kind to Celebre, the greatest city on Dodec. Its security was threatened and its Doge humiliated by the evil Bloodlord Stralg; all four of its heirs were kidnapped and taken over the Edge to Vigaelia; and its Dogaressa was forcibly impregnated by Stralg and, when her husbands health began to fail, was left to rule over a city that still has Stralg's troops stationed along its borders. And if you think Stralg is bad, wait until you meet his sister Saltaja, a fanatic who sees no human cost as too great to keep the Hrag dynasty in power and her goddess - evil Xaran, the Mother of Lies - appeased.
But there are a few great hopes for the future of the city. The Mutineer, Marno Cavotti, will not stand to see his hometown destroyed and is massing a powerful liberation movement inches beyond Stralg's grasp. And the four heirs of Celebre - each with god-given expertise in their respective fields of artistry, combat, wisdom, or death - are wending their way back over the Edge to their birthplace. Of course, even as Marno and the Celebre children work toward the common goal of defeating the Hrags, they're all painfully aware that once that hurdle is crossed, only one of them can wind up on Celebre's throne.

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Fifteen years after the city of Celebre is conquered by the evil Bloodlord Stralg and his fanatical sister, Saltaja, the Mutineer Marno Cavotti amasses a powerful liberation force in the hopes of rescuing the city's four exiled heirs. 15,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Tor, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780765314840
0765314843
Characteristics: 348 p. : maps ; 25 cm

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