Mother of Lies

Mother of Lies

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The past fifteen years have not been kind to Celebre, the greatest city on Dodec. Its security was threatened and its Doge humiliated by the evil Bloodlord Stralg Hragson. The Doge's children were kidnapped and taken over the Edge to Vigaelia. And if you think Stralg is bad, wait until you meet his sister Saltaja, a fanatic who sees no human cost as too great to keep her family in power and her goddess, the Mother of Lies, appeased. But there are a few great hopes for the future of the city. The Mutineer, Marno Cavotti, who will not stand to see his hometown destroyed, is massing a powerful liberation movement inches beyond Stralg's grasp. And the four heirs of Celebre are wending their way back over the Edge to their birthplace. Of course, even as Marno and the Celebre children work towards the common goal of defeating the Hrags, they're all painfully aware that, once that hurdle is crossed, only one of them can wind up on Celebre's throne. Continuing the storyline begun in "Children of Chaos," "Mother of Lies" is a fierce, kinetic romp that will keep readers guessing until the last blow is dealt.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 106.68 x 170.18 x 33.02mm | 204.12g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • maps
  • 0765353822
  • 9780765353825
  • 1,087,803

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"This smartly plotted fantasy should please not only Duncan's many loyal fans but also those who enjoy the work of Terry Goodkind and Jennifer Fallon." -"Publishers Weekly" on "Mother of Lies"
"A complex tale that successfully incorporates politics, war, polytheistic religion, and family ties." -"Quill and Quire "on "Mother of Lies"
"Duncan is one of our more consistently interesting fantasy authors ... Exciting action scenes and serious interpersonal intrigue enhance an already well-constructed plot." -"Critical Mass "on "Mother of Lies"
"Duncan's storytelling has never been better [than] in this superb fantasy.... How the children of Celebre reunite makes for a captivating, adventure-filled story." "--Publishers Weekly" (starred review) on "Children of Chaos"
"The estimable Duncan's mad plots, dark intrigues, vivid cast and lashings of magic leave many engrossing mysteries to be elucidated in volume two." --"Kirkus Reviews" on "Children of Chaos"
"This odd group of siblings...behave nothing at all like the standard protagonists of epic fantasy but a great deal like real people thrust into Interesting Times. . . . Duncan, that wily devil, has done it again!" --"Locus" on "Children of Chaos"
"Dave Duncan produces excellent work in book after book, yet never gains the attention he deserves. This is a fun book but with more substance than most light fantasy. . . . Another solid entry by a writer who deserves a wider audience." --"SFReview" on "Children of Chaos"
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286 ratings
3.66 out of 5 stars
5 17% (50)
4 41% (117)
3 33% (95)
2 7% (20)
1 1% (4)
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