Avaryan Rising: The Hall of the Mountain King, The Lady of Han-Gilen, A Fall of Princes Paperback – Oct 15 1997
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"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
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The plot concerns a youth who's the scion of a sun god. He comes to accept his inheritance of his grandfather's kingdom, but first he has to defeat his uncle. The boy has mind control powers and is a quick swordsman, so he kicks butt through most of the book. However, halfway through the book we find out he's only 15 years old! Suspension of disbelief is shattered at that point.
Save your money. This isn't worth reading.
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I could rave but it'd be pointless, my opinion of this book could not be expressed in less than several pages; Tarr has unsurpassed talent in this area, READ IT.Published on March 31 1999 by rowedtoad
One of the best fantay novels I've read in a long time. Engrossing, original, and at times fun. It slighted toward a historical romance with the sexual unnuendoes but the roundness... Read morePublished on July 25 1998
Judith Tarr is indeed a master of prose, fans of Feist, Reichert, Tolkien will eat this book up. The one thing keeping it from getting a rating of 10 is the way it ends. Read morePublished on Feb. 1 1998