The Horsemen's Gambit

The Horsemen's Gambit

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David B. Coe created a richly textured, unique world in his Winds of the Forelands, and topped himself with "The Sorcerer's Plague, " his first novel set in the Southlands of the same world. Divided by clan rivalries and ancient feuds, suspicious of magics wielded by longtime enemies, the folk of the South have lived in a state of truce for generations. But peace is shattered when a woman looses a deadly plague on the magical Qirsi people.
While some people seek to prevent the spread of the plague, others see in this disaster a unique opportunity. With the magical folk weakened by the decimation of the plague, their unmagical enemies might be able to defeat them and take back lands lost in an ancient war. Haunted by the specter of what would be a tragic and devastating new war, the Southlands are aflame with rumors of violence, pestilence, and treachery.
Coe weaves together engagingly complex characters, unique, unusual magic, political intrigue and a compelling, unpredictable story into a captivating epic that will enthrall fantasy readers. A potent brew conjured by a masterful storyteller.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 463 pages
  • 106.68 x 170.18 x 35.56mm | 226.8g
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • maps
  • 0765355515
  • 9780765355515
  • 989,491

About David B Coe

David B. Coe is the author of the Winds of the Forelands and Blood of the Southlands series. "Children of Amarid" and "The Outlanders," the first two novels of his LonTobyn Chronicle trilogy, won the William L. Crawford Award for Best First Fantasy or Fantasy Series. He also wrote the novelization of the Ridley Scott production of Robin Hood. Coe grew up in the suburbs around New York City. He received his undergrad degree from Brown University and his Ph.D. in history from Stanford University. In his free time, he is an avid birdwatcher and nature photographer. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Sewanee, Tennessee.
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Praise for "The Sorcerer's Plague":
""The Sorcerer's Plague" satisfies with sharply-drawn characters and an intense, intelligent plot. I eagerly await the next book of the Southlands." --Kate Elliott, bestselling author of "Spirit Gate
""Coe's new series is his best yet: appealing characters, twisty plot, and absorbing world."--Sherwood Smith on "The Sorcerer's Plague"
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219 ratings
3.94 out of 5 stars
5 30% (65)
4 41% (89)
3 25% (54)
2 4% (9)
1 1% (2)
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