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Avaryan Resplendent
Arrows of the Sun
The Spear of Heaven
The Tides of Darkness

Here in a single volume is the second trilogy of Judith Tarr’s novels about the world of Avaryan, and the Sun God’s children who rule it.

The Sunborn's heirs have ruled the two empires for four generations, but the newest Emperor of Endros and Asanion does not sit easily. The Golden Palace is full o
Paperback, 832 pages
Published December 19th 2003 by Orb Books (first published December 2nd 2003)
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This omnibus has somewhat better fleshed out female characters than the previous one Avaryan Rising, which was a nice improvement, although they're still not ideal. However, I found myself annoyed that the main characters in the royal family keep getting progressively lighter in skin color as the generations go on. The series started out prominently featuring people of color... so why the whitewashing in the later books? Yes, different races and cultures have been intermarrying for several gener ...more
A nice mix of love story and epic battle. Not all are heterosexual love affairs so if that bothers you skip these. Sex is not excessive or explicit more romantic. Magic use is believable as are the gods. I like Tarr's style of writing but some find the sentence structures too convoluted.
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AKA Caitlin Brennan, Kathleen Bryan.

Judith Tarr (born 1955) is an American author, best known for her fantasy books. She received her B.A. in Latin and English from Mount Holyoke College in 1976, and has an M.A. in Classics from Cambridge University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from Yale University. She taught Latin and writing at Wesleyan University from 1988-1992, and taught at the
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Other Books in the Series

Avaryan Rising (6 books)
  • The Hall of the Mountain King (Avaryan Rising, #1)
  • The Lady of Han-Gilen (Avaryan Rising, #2)
  • A Fall of Princes (Avaryan Rising, #3)
  • Arrows of the Sun (Avaryan Rising, #4)
  • Spear of Heaven (Avaryan Rising, #5)
  • Tides of Darkness (Avaryan Rising, #6)
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