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Fugitive Prince (Wars of Light and Shadow #4)

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Where there is light, there must always be shadow… The fourth volume in Janny Wurts’s spectacular epic fantasy, now re-released with a striking new cover design along with the rest of the series.


The schism began with two half-brothers empowered to subdue a Mistwraith. In revenge it cursed them to a life of perpetual conflict. Each believes absolutely in his cause, and loat
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Paperback, 540 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by HarperVoyager (first published 1997)
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seak
Apr 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Just when I thought it couldn't get any more gut-punching, Fugitive Prince comes along and destroys me. And that's a good thing.

Things are bad coming into Fugitive Prince. The things Prince Arithon has had to do in his attempts to reduce the amount of lives lost are soul-searing. And yet his brother, the mistwraith-controlled Prince Lysaer continues to hound him. And now, Lysaer makes things thousands of times worse. He's threatened to turn those who support Arithon, the clans, into slaves. And
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Alissa
Jan 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Remarkable installment of the Wars of Light and Shadow series, this one sets the markers even further as the conflict around the half-brothers widens and ramifies in devastating chains of cause and effect, deepening and widening the range of tensions and schemes, counterploys, twists of fortune, intrigues and quests for survival.

The Koriani enchantresses, resolute in their “charge to restore civilization to lost grace” and descendants of an Order ancient beyond the boundaries of Athera, take pos
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Sandra
May 28, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, ebook, favorites
After rereading this book recently, I'm revising my rating to 5 stars. It does slow down from the pace of the first three, but now that I have the full story of the 3rd Arc, I have to give it 5 stars as every element in this book is essential to the completion of the whole story.

4.5 stars. I'm not really happy with any of my reviews of this series, so I'm putting this in every one: Mistwraith is an incredibly compelling, action filled, gut wrenching, heart stopping adventure with one of the most
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Stefan
Oct 02, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy
Fugitive Prince is the fourth novel in THE WARS OF LIGHT AND SHADOW by Janny Wurts, but because of the series' unique structure, it's actually the start of a brand new "arc" inside the overall story: book 1 comprises the first arc, books 2 and 3 together are the second arc, and the third arc consists of books 4 through 8 (the first of which is Fugitive Prince). Looking forward, the forthcoming 9th novel, Initiate's Trial, will be the first of 2 books in the 4th arc, and the 11th and final novel ...more
Jon
Jun 13, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jon by: Fantasy Book Club Series Selection - August 2010
The opening installment for the third arc of the Wars of Light and Shadow satisfied through multilayer revelations yet drove my yearning for more to even greater heights of tantalization. I felt less connected to the characters this time around, but fully entrenched and sated with the world building discoveries - the history, the magic, the conflicts across the ages. I thrive on the whisper of near-forgotten legends and thrill to the song of mystical cosmic resonance.

In anticipation for an in-d
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John Marsh
Sep 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Bill
Dec 06, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
I am less than half way through The War of Light and Shadow by Janny Wurts, have not reviewed the prior books, but feel a need to say something on finishing Fugitive Prince

The War of Light and Shadow has been the second best epic fantasy I have ever read. (For more on what I mean by that, see Spider Robinson's introduction to The Middle of Nowhere by David Gerrold.)

Fugitive Prince is the 3rd or 4th book in this series depending on whether you are reading hardcovers or paperbacks. I strongly rec
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Kathleen
So Fugitive Prince is the initial volume in the next section of The Wars of Light and Shadow, called "The Alliance of Light" and consisting of five books. Apparently like many other readers, I definitely felt like the pace slowed considerably from the fantastic action and high emotion of Warhost of Vastmark; however, especially when compared to Curse of the Mistwraith, Wurts's capability for keeping exposition/set-up/etc. relatively intriguing shows definite improvement. Of course, it helps that ...more
This Is Not The Michael You're Looking For
Fourth book in the (to be eleven book) series, and first book of the middle five book arc subtitled "The Alliance of Light", Fugitive Prince is more about setup than reward. In many ways it doesn't offer anything new: Arithon plans some scheme to save the lives of those who look up to him while trying to avoid active conflict, while Lysaer tries to rally the world behind him to eliminate the evil of his brother. Arithon suffers greatly due to his overzealous compassion whenever anything goes wro ...more
Amelia
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Janny Wurts is the author of War of Light and Shadow series, and To Ride Hell's Chasm. Her eighteen published titles include a trilogy in audio, a short story collection, as well as the internationally best selling Empire trilogy, co authored with Raymond E. Feist, with works translated into fifteen languages worldwide. Her latest title in the Wars of Light and Shadow series, Initiate's Trial, cul ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Wars of Light and Shadow (10 books)
  • The Curse of the Mistwraith (Wars of Light and Shadow, #1)
  • The Ships of Merior (Wars of Light & Shadow, #2; Arc 2 - The Ships of Merior, #1)
  • Warhost of Vastmark (Wars of Light & Shadow, #3; Arc 2 - The Ships of Merior, #2)
  • Grand Conspiracy (Wars of Light & Shadow #5; Arc 3 - Alliance of Light, #2)
  • Peril's Gate (Wars of Light and Shadow, #6; Arc 3 - Alliance of Light, #3)
  • Traitor's Knot (Wars of Light & Shadow #7; Arc 3 - Alliance of Light, #4)
  • Stormed Fortress (Wars of Light and Shadow, #8; Arc 3 - Alliance of Light, #5)
  • Initiate's Trial (Wars of Light and Shadow, #9; Arc 4 - Sword of the Canon, #1)
  • Destiny's Conflict (Wars of Light & Shadow #10; Arc 4 - Sword of the Canon, #2)
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