The Lord-Protector's Daughter

The Lord-Protector's Daughter : Corean Chronicles Series

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Mykella, the eldest daughter of the Lord-Protector of Lanachrona, discovers that someone is diverting significant sums of money from her father's treasury. Soon a series of fatal and near fatal accidents occur to members of her family and trusted retainers. Her father is killed. Then there are attempt to remove Mykella and her sisters from the capital by marrying them off. While Mykella develops a solid idea of who stands behind it all, her every attempt at a solution is used to discredit her. But Mykella is also discovering her talent for magic.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 106 x 168 x 26mm | 140.61g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • col. map
  • 0765361388
  • 9780765361387
  • 84,480

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""Corus is a fascinating land, full of both new and ancient magic, and the inhabitants are possibly the most fascinating of all, with complex motivations underpinning their every action." "Modesitt reveals again why success follows his novels. The characters are flawless, his world building continues to enchant and there is always plenty of conflict and mystery." --Romantic Times BOOKreviews"A near-classic fairy tale." --Booklist"The characters have become more fascinating with each novel; moreover, this one includes even more action than either of its predecessors . . . which contributes mightily to brining the adventures of Dainyl, Alector of Corus, and Mykel, an officer in the native military corps, to a stunning conclusion while leaving enough unanswered questions for many more Corean stories." --Booklist (starred review) on Soarer's Choice"Modesitt's well-developed characters, including his typically ethical protagonists, the unraveling of various Alector plots, and the action-packed revolt sequences will attract new readers to join Modesitt's many fans anxiously awaiting this volume." --VOYA on Soarer's Choice"A thunderous, satisfying climax. . . . ranks among [Modesitt's] best work." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Soarer's Choice"Corus is a fascinating land, full of both new and ancient magic, and the inhabitants are possibly the most fascinating of all, with complex motivations underpinning their every action." --Romantic Times BOOKreviews on Alector's Choice"A powerful, enthralling and exciting fantasy epic. . . . The protagonist is a hero for going into battle against an enemy that is more powerful than he is. His love for his wife adds a romantic dimension that humanizes the larger than life champion. Scepters is an outstanding fantasy." --Midwest Book Review on Scepters"Legacies is for people who . . . want to see their characters grow and like to fill in the blanks themselves rather than have the author do it for them. . . . With a likable character in an intriguing land, Legacies is off to a promising start." --Starlog on Legacies Modesitt reveals again why success follows his novels. The characters are flawless, his world building continues to enchant and there is always plenty of conflict and mystery. Romantic Times BOOKreviews A near-classic fairy tale. Booklist The characters have become more fascinating with each novel; moreover, this one includes even more action than either of its predecessors . . . which contributes mightily to brining the adventures of Dainyl, Alector of Corus, and Mykel, an officer in the native military corps, to a stunning conclusion while leaving enough unanswered questions for many more Corean stories. Booklist (starred review) on Soarer s Choice Modesitt's well-developed characters, including his typically ethical protagonists, the unraveling of various Alector plots, and the action-packed revolt sequences will attract new readers to join Modesitt's many fans anxiously awaiting this volume. VOYA on Soarer s Choice A thunderous, satisfying climax. . . . ranks among [Modesitt's] best work. Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Soarer s Choice Corus is a fascinating land, full of both new and ancient magic, and the inhabitants are possibly the most fascinating of all, with complex motivations underpinning their every action. Romantic Times BOOKreviews on Alector s Choice A powerful, enthralling and exciting fantasy epic. . . . The protagonist is a hero for going into battle against an enemy that is more powerful than he is. His love for his wife adds a romantic dimension that humanizes the larger than life champion. Scepters is an outstanding fantasy. Midwest Book Review on Scepters Legacies is for people who . . . want to see their characters grow and like to fill in the blanks themselves rather than have the author do it for them. . . . With a likable character in an intriguing land, Legacies is off to a promising start. Starlog on Legacies" Modesitt reveals again why success follows his novels. The characters are flawless, his world building continues to enchant and there is always plenty of conflict and mystery. "Romantic Times BOOKreviews" A near-classic fairy tale. "Booklist" The characters have become more fascinating with each novel; moreover, this one includes even more action than either of its predecessors . . . which contributes mightily to brining the adventures of Dainyl, Alector of Corus, and Mykel, an officer in the native military corps, to a stunning conclusion while leaving enough unanswered questions for many more Corean stories. "Booklist (starred review) on Soarer s Choice" Modesitt's well-developed characters, including his typically ethical protagonists, the unraveling of various Alector plots, and the action-packed revolt sequences will attract new readers to join Modesitt's many fans anxiously awaiting this volume. "VOYA on Soarer s Choice" A thunderous, satisfying climax. . . . ranks among [Modesitt's] best work. "Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Soarer s Choice" Corus is a fascinating land, full of both new and ancient magic, and the inhabitants are possibly the most fascinating of all, with complex motivations underpinning their every action. "Romantic Times BOOKreviews on Alector s Choice" A powerful, enthralling and exciting fantasy epic. . . . The protagonist is a hero for going into battle against an enemy that is more powerful than he is. His love for his wife adds a romantic dimension that humanizes the larger than life champion. "Scepters" is an outstanding fantasy. "Midwest Book Review on Scepters" "Legacies" is for people who . . . want to see their characters grow and like to fill in the blanks themselves rather than have the author do it for them. . . . With a likable character in an intriguing land, "Legacies "is off to a promising start. "Starlog on Legacies"" Praise for The Corean Chronicles "Modesitt reveals again why success follows his novels. The characters are flawless, his world building continues to enchant and there is always plenty of conflict and mystery.""--Romantic Times BOOKreviews" on "The Lord-Protector's Daughter ""A near-classic fairy tale.""--Booklist "on" The Lord-Protector's Daughter ""The characters have become more fascinating with each novel; moreover, this one includes even more action than either of its predecessors . . . which contributes mightily to brining the adventures of Dainyl, Alector of Corus, and Mykel, an officer in the native military corps, to a stunning conclusion while leaving enough unanswered questions for many more Corean stories."--"Booklist" (starred review) on "Soarer's Choice ""Modesitt's well-developed characters, including his typically ethical protagonists, the unraveling of various Alector plots, and the action-packed revolt sequences will attract new readers to join Modesitt's many fans anxiously awaiting this volume.""--VOYA "on "Soarer's Choice ""A thunderous, satisfying climax. . . . ranks among [Modesitt's] best work."--"Publishers Weekly" (starred review) on "Soarer's Choice ""Corus is a fascinating land, full of both new and ancient magic, and the inhabitants are possibly the most fascinating of all, with complex motivations underpinning their every action."--"Romantic Times BOOKreviews "on "Alector's Choice ""A powerful, enthralling and exciting fantasy epic. . . . The protagonist is a hero for going into battle against an enemy that is more powerful than he is. His love for his wife adds a romantic dimension that humanizes the larger than life champion. "Scepters" is an outstanding fantasy.""--Midwest Book Review """Legacies" is for people who . . . want to see their characters grow and like to fill in the blanks themselves rather than have the author do it for them. . . . With a likable character in an intriguing land, "Legacies "is off to a promising start."--"Starlog" "A thunderous, satisfying climax.... Modesitt's panoramic, battle-filled final installment ranks among his best work.""--Publishers Weekly "(starred review) on "Soarer's Choice""The characters have become more fascinating with each novel; moreover, this one includes even more action than either of its predecessors...which contributes mightily to bringing the adventures of Dainyl, Alector of Corus, and Mykel, an officer in the native military corps, to a stunning conclusion while leaving enough unanswered questions for many more Corean stories." "--Booklist" (starred review) on "Soarer's Choice""A powerful, enthralling, and exciting fantasy epic.""--Midwest Book Review "on" Scepters"show more

About L. E. Modesitt

L. E. Modesitt, Jr., is the bestselling author of the fantasy series The Saga of Recluce, Corean Chronicles, and the Imager Portfolio. His science fiction includes Adiamante, the Ecolitan novels, the Forever Hero Trilogy, and Archform: Beauty. Besides a writer, Modesitt has been a U.S. Navy pilot, a director of research for a political campaign, legislative assistant and staff director for a U.S. Congressman, Director of Legislation and Congressional Relations for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, a consultant on environmental, regulatory, and communications issues, and a college lecturer. He lives in Cedar City, Utah.show more

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