A hunt for a magical treasure that could pay a dowry - or win a
Raltarn and his uncle are
entrepreneurs, struggling to make an honest living - or failing that,
any sort of living - as Raltarn scrapes together a dowry for his
fiancée Shanu. Shanu's father, tired of waiting, gives Raltarn an
ultimatum - double your fortune in three months or the wedding is
While clearing junk from a dead man's house, Raltarn finds a magic
mirror that can communicate instantaneously with an identical mirror
over great distances. The pair could provide him with a dowry - and
might give his country the edge it needs in the long war with its
neighbour. When the other mirror proves to be thousands of miles
away, across dangerous seas and unexplored lands, Raltarn and his
uncle decide the risks are worth it, but they soon discover they are
not the only ones who see the opportunity for power and profit...
Steven J Pemberton was born in England in 1970, the son of a librarian and a teacher. It was probably inevitable, therefore, that he would grow up loving books and the imaginary worlds they conjure. He now lives in Hertfordshire with his partner, where he works as a software developer.
Visit Steven’s website at www.pembers.net for bonus material for this book and information about new releases.
Somewhere beneath the teeming streets of the city of Molkolin lies a
legendary well that reveals the true purpose of anyone who drinks from
it. Adramal and her father believe it holds a secret that will help them
defeat the evil God, Zorian.
Galdrakh, the well's owner, has closed it to all visitors. Galdrakh's
aunts believe the well really belongs to them, and hire Adramal to
prove it. The city authorities suspect Galdrakh is smuggling a magical
dust used in the coloured glass that is the foundation of the city's
fortune, and recruit Adramal's father to help. But nobody seems to know
what to do about the pilgrims who've come back from the well with an
important message that they won't - or can't - deliver to anyone...
Their world is one in which those who die in glory return as gods to live confined to a pantheon in Hallandren's capital city and where a power known as BioChromatic magic is based on an essence known as breath that can only be collected one unit at a time from individual people.
By using breath and drawing upon the color in everyday objects, all manner of miracles and mischief can be accomplished. It will take considerable quantities of each to resolve all the challenges facing Vivenna and Siri, princesses of Idris; Susebron the God King; Lightsong, reluctant god of bravery, and mysterious Vasher, the Warbreaker.
Other Tor books by Brandon Sanderson
The Stormlight Archive
The Way of Kings
Words of Radiance
The Mistborn trilogy
Mistborn: The Final Empire
The Well of Ascension
The Hero of Ages
Mistborn: The Wax and Wayne series
Alloy of Law
Shadows of Self
Bands of Mourning
Other Cosmere novels
The Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series
Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians
The Scrivener's Bones
The Knights of Crystallia
The Shattered Lens
The Dark Talent
The Rithmatist series
Other books by Brandon Sanderson
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