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The Witch of Torinia

(Tales of Valdur #2)

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Divide... and conquer. The thrilling new epic fantasy continues!

Lady Lucinda della Rovera, the renegade canoness of St Dionei, secret sorceress of the “old gods”, has cleverly split the One Faith into bitter factions and with the help of a pliant Duke of Torinia, launches a war to overthrow the king of Valdur and bring back the old ways. Brother Acquel Galenus, now Magiste
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Paperback, 400 pages
Published April 11th 2017 by Solaris
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Jenna Kathleen
DNF at 20%.

This makes for the second book in a row that I entered a giveaway for and it wasn't the first in a series. I even looked up the book this time and I did not see that it was book two in a series behind the title so I entered the giveaway. I suppose "The thrilling new epic fantasy continues!" should have been the indication... That being said, I really don't want to give this one a star rating. I was already skimming by the 10% mark because I could just not engage myself in the story. I
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The Witch of Torinia is the sequel to The Guns of Ivrea; if you liked that then you will like this. Like The Guns of Ivrea, the story is told through multiple points of view. There is rather less action onboard ship and more land battles and sieges, all described with an historian’s precise eye. There is a lot going on across the threads, with political intrigue, dark forces and dangerous creatures summoned by old magic, but the author keeps the pace up admirably producing a very competent, enjo ...more
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Clifford Beal, originally from Providence, Rhode Island, worked for 20 years as an international journalist covering defence and security issues. He writes historical fiction and fantasy and is the author of Gideon's Angel (Solaris Books 2013)and The Raven's Banquet (Solaris Books 2014), both supernatural-tinged thrillers set in England,France, and Germany in the 17th century. He is currently work
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