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Initiate's Trial
by Janny Wurts
Harper, $9.99, 544pp
Release Date: October 16, 2012
This is book one of Sword Of The Canon and book 9 of the Wars of Light and Shadow.

The last Prince of Rathain is prisoner of the Order of the Koriathain. The Prince lives only to battle the horde of freewraiths. On the day the last wraith is redeemed, the terms of Dakars oath of debt is forfeit.

The fanatical True Sect is consumed by its failure to conquer Havish, the order securing the terms of Paravian survival. Lysander must fight the Mistwraiths curse for his sanity but a newly sworn defender will stand at his side.

As Prince Arithon becomes the key to the game board, Elaira's choice controls the unstable future. While no one knows what Davien and the dragon who holds his service will do.

What we lucky readers have is epic fantasy with some of the best reading you can buy. Character, plot and story line are balanced with action that can only be called enthralling. The artwork is superb. And we get all this from one mistress of the arts. This is one every fantasy lover will want to collect. ~~ Pam Allan

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