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The Scepter's Return (Scepter of Mercy #3)

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For hundreds of years, the rulers of Avornis sought to reclaim the Scepter of Mercy, their only protection from the fallen god known as the Banished One. They all failed. Now, the burden rests on the shoulders of two kings, divided by pride, but united in duty.
Paperback, 448 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by Roc Trade
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Deren Kellogg
My brief review of "The Bastard King" really applies to the entire trilogy. I have to go on a minor rant about the publisher. The first two novels were listed as being by "Dan Chernenko." So naturally, when I went looking for the third novel, I looked in the C's in the fantasy/SF section of my local bookstore, and could never find the darn thing. One day, while just browsing the shelves randomly, I found "The Scepter's Return," except it was listed as being by "Harry Turtledove, writing as Dan C ...more
I liked this fantasy series a lot. At first I felt like I was missing some background (and would love a map!) but the characters are well-drawn, multi-dimensional...not just all good or bad. The story line hangs together pretty well over the three books, and there are some interesting plot twists and turns. I think there are more stories to be told of this world, its gods and its peoples. I hope there's more to come!
Steve Blanchette
What a great ending to a strong trilogy! By far the best book in this series, everything comes together at last! I ended up pulling an all nighter to finish this one! Without giving anything away, all plot lines come together for a thrilling finaly! The Scepter of Mercy, The Banished One, and the succession of the throne of Avornis! Need I say more?...
Fun series. Semi-lame ending.
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Dan Chernenko is a pseudonym used by Harry Turtledove for the The Scepter of Mercy Trilogy.

Harry Norman Turtledove (born June 14, 1949) is an American novelist, who has produced works in several genres including alternate history, historical fiction, fantasy and science fiction.

Harry Turtledove attended UCLA, where he received a Ph.D. in Byzantine history in 1977.

Turtledove has been dubbed "The M
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Scepter of Mercy (3 books)
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