"The lover of strong characterization, mage-kings and high magic, intricate plotting and clear flowing prose, can't do better than Avaryan Rising."--Charles de Lint
"The tale is the kind of accomplished fanatsy--featuring sound chrarcterizations, superior world-building, and more than competent prose--that has won Tarr a large audience."--Booklist
"With elegant prose, Tarr beautifully conveys splendid real settings, realistic politics, convincing cultural details--and cultural clashes. Even when they wield awesome magic energies or manage empires, her appealing characters remain captivatingly human. This is a sweeping saga, spiced with exciting, unexpected plot twists."--Publishers Weekly
The classic series now in one volume for the first time!
He appeared out of the northern mountain fastness, wielding powerful magics and claiming to be the Sun God's own child. His burning desire was to rule the entire world, and he inspired the loyalty of men who would fight for it with him. But conquering an empire, and ruling it, are two very different things. Even for the children of a demi-God.