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Fortress of Eagles by C. J. Cherryh

Fortress of Eagles

by C. J. Cherryh

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Series: Fortress (2)

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In a work of 450 some-odd pages the author immerses us for a fortnight in the intrigue, action, love, wizardry, and betrayal of the kingdom of Ylesuin. Excellent continuation of Fortress in the Eye of Time. ( )
  fuzzi | Jan 11, 2016 |
Excellent series with well drawn characters the book sticks to rather than some of the meanwhile-back-at-the-ranch bouncing around some recently popular series undertake. Reading electronic edition free from library,. ( )
  Spurts | Oct 29, 2015 |
This is a more interior book than the first volume but the series does continue to visit territories not often covered in Fantasy. Tristen is a tortured hero, and Cherryh's take on him is intelligent. What does a creature not sure of its prior existence, or even the reason for that existence, think about? The usual fantasy book tries not to visit the interface between magic and religion, often left safely vague, but CJC brings it out. I'm up for the next three volumes at this point. ( )
  DinadansFriend | Oct 15, 2013 |
It had periods of moving the action forward, but a whole lot of verbage that didn't seem to accomplish anything. I liked the first book, I hope the third is better.
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  Cubbyfan99 | Apr 3, 2013 |
See Fortress in the Eye of Time. ( )
  TadAD | Jun 21, 2008 |
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C. J. Cherryhprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Edwards, LesCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Parkinson, KeithCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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In Fortress in the Eye of Time, the wizard Mauryl Gestaurien summoned his greatest spell and created Tristen, the gray-eyed youth with strange powers. Mauryl's death sends the innocent Tristen out into the world, where he is befriended by Prince Cefwyn, heir to the Marhanen throne. Tristen, armed with a magic sword bearing the words "Truth" on one side and "Illusion" on the other, rides into battle for Cefwyn against the Shadow spawned by Hasufin, Mauryl's greatest enemy. In this sequel, Cefwyn is now king, and he has two intentions: to marry Ninévrisë, the beautiful Lady Regent of Elwynor, and to reunite Ylesuin, the land known in its former glory as Galasien. But even as his wedding approaches, his dreams grow more and more unattainable. His barons want to control him, and they fear Tristen's powers. At Cefwyn's urging, Tristen is lying low to protect himself, hiding his powers and his sword. As war inevitably draws nearer, Cefwyn knows he must not be forced to choose between his friend and his bride.

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Created by a deceased wizard and endowed with supernatural powers, Tristen must find his purpose and aligns himself with the King, who protects him from the selfish barons who want all wizards and foreigners destroyed, and together they plan for a battle that will either bring peace and serenity or destroy them all.… (more)

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