Reader Review: While the e-book formatting wasn't perfect in some places, the book itself was pretty good. It definitely hooked me into the entire series and is worth the effort to learn the names and dialect oddities.
Two thousand years ago, the Born Queen defeated the Skasloi lords, freeing humans from the bitter yoke of slavery. But now monstrous creatures roam the land—and destinies become inextricably entangled in a drama of power and seduction. The king’s woodsman, a rebellious girl, a young priest, a roguish adventurer, and a young man made suddenly into a knight—all face malevolent forces that shake the foundations of the kingdom, even as the Briar King, legendary harbinger of death, awakens from his slumber. At the heart of this many-layered tale is Anne Dare, youngest daughter of the royal family . . . upon whom the fate of her world may depend.
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|Title of Romance eBook: The Briar King||Series: The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone, , #1|
|Release Date: 12-24-2008|
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|Publisher: Del Rey|
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The Briar King
Chapter OneThe Holter Aspar White smelled murder. Its scent was like a handful of autumn leaves, crisped by the first frost and crushed in the palm.
Dirty Jesp, the Sefry woman who had raised him, told him once that his peculiar sense came from having been born of a dying mother below the gallows where the Raver took his sacrifices. But Jesp made her living as a liar, and the why didn't matter anyway. All Aspar cared about was that his nose was usually right. Someone was about to kill someone else, or try.
Aspar had just walked into the Sow's Teat after a week of hard going in the Walham Foothills. His muscles burned with fatigue, his mouth was grittier than sand, and for days he had been dreaming of the cool, dark, honeyed sweetness of stout. He'd had just one sip, one moment of it dancing on his tongue, one kiss of foam on his lips, when the scent came and ruined the taste.
With a sigh, he set the grainy earthenware mug on the pitted oak of his table and looked around the dark, crowded interior of the tavern, one hand straying to the planished bone grip of his dirk, wondering where death was coming from and where it was going.
He saw only the usual crowd-charcoal burners mostly, their faces smudged black by their trade, joking and laughing as they drank away the taste of soot on their tongues. Nearer the door, which had been propped open to let in the evening air, Loh-the miller's boy, in his clean, lace-trimmed shirt-gestured grandly with his mug, and his friends hooted as he drained the whole thing in one long draught. Four Hornladh merchants in checkered doublets and red hose stood near the hearth, where a spitted boar dripped sizzling into the coal...
Title: The Briar King October 8, 2011 While the e-book formatting wasn't perfect in some places, the book itself was pretty good. It definitely hooked me into the entire series and is worth the effort to learn the names and dialect oddities.
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Reviewer: A reader from BENBROOK, TX USA
October 8, 2011
While the e-book formatting wasn't perfect in some places, the book itself was pretty good. It definitely hooked me into the entire series and is worth the effort to learn the names and dialect oddities.
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