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The Risen Queen (The Dragon Sword Histories #2)
by Duncan Lay (Goodreads Author)
Wonderful action adventure ... the second book in a terrific new series ... Martil and his Rallorans are trying to gain control of the north for Queen Merren but winning the hearts of the people is proving impossible when the bards have painted them as murderous barbarians. King Gello the usurper is planning to lead a massive army to crush the budding rebellion but, even ...more
(first published January 1st 2010)
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The second book in a trilogy, and true to formula, the situation has got almost as bleak as it is possible to get, with just a faint glimmer of hope for our heroes. The characters in this series really do creep up on you, and I was surprised to find myself constantly wanting the narrative to switch to this character then that so that I knew what was happening in all the different threads. Lay has done well to make the concept of the deposed monarch wanting to regain her throne and then create a ...more
Duncan Lay is a layout designer and headline writer at the Sunday Telegraph (Australia). He has always worked in journalism and has worked for a number of different newspapers and media outlets. He lives on the Central Coast of NSW with his wife and two young children.More about Duncan Lay...
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