Knight of the Red Beard
Having rebuilt the NordornLand from rubble, Ashen NordornQueen and Gaurin NordornKing rule justly and fairly over a reinvigorated land. Beloved by their kingdom, the Maimed Majesties, as they have come to be known for the wounds they sustained in a fateful battle, turn their attention to the next generation of Nordorn royalty.Responsible Bjaudin, heir to the throne, focuses on his studies and chooses a bride. Hegrin, Queen of Rendel, rears her own growing brood. But the youngest siblings, Elin and Mikkel, seem destined to alter the future of the NordornLand - for better or for worse.Restless and intelligent, thirteen-year-old Elin craves power and believes her new alliance with Ysa may help her achieve it. Together, they scheme to find Elin a proper suitor, but their manipulations have effects more far-reaching than anything they could have imagined.Meanwhile, eleven-year-old Mikkel stows away on a Sea-Rover ship, the GorGull, hoping for a brief adventure before he is inevitably returned to his parents. But when the GorGull is attacked by Wykenigs from the north, Mikkel is taken prisoner, and soon his bonds to the NordornLand are the last thing on his mind.Through births and deaths, celebrations and wars, Ashen and Gaurin have worked tirelessly to bring peace and prosperity to their kingdom. But when growing tensions force them to take to the streets, it appears that this era of peace may be at its end. This final installment of The Cycle of Oak, Yew, Ash, and Rowan brings the series to a thrilling climax worthy of these fascinating characters.
- Hardback | 364 pages
- 146.05 x 222.25 x 31.75mm | 471.74g
- 30 Sep 2008
- Tor Books
- United States
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