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Crown Of Stars

Crown of Stars: Book Seven

By Kate Elliott

  • Paperback
  • £10.99

Kate Elliott's epic fantasy series comes to a thrilling conclusion in this final volume.

King Henry's kingdom has been ravaged by internecine warfare, in a conflict that has been both long and bloody. Furthermore, the spell holding the exiled Ashioi from the world has failed, and the land, ravaged by the fury of their return, is only now showing signs of recovery.

Sanglant is struggling to legitimise his leadership as the returned Ashioi are planning war, and Stronghand has begun a march of conquest into the heart of Sanglant's realm. Adelheid and Antonia have made an unholy alliance, and Sabella and Duke Conrad are moving to seize Sanglant's crown.

Cultures, religions, and races are clashing in what will be the ultimate struggle for control of this strange new world.

Biographical Notes

KATE ELLIOTT is the author of many novels, including BLACK WOLVES, COURT OF FIVES, the Spiritwalker trilogy, the Novels of the Jaran, and the Crossroads trilogy. KING'S DRAGON, the first novel in the Crown of Stars series, was a Nebula Award finalist, and THE GOLDEN KEY (with Melanie Rawn and Jennifer Roberson) was a World Fantasy Award finalist. Kate was born in Iowa, raised in Oregon, and now lives in Hawaii. She invites you to visit her website at kateelliott.com or follow her on Twitter @KateElliottSFF.

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  • ISBN: 9781841494272
  • Publication date: 05 Oct 2006
  • Page count: 672
  • Imprint: Orbit
A gripping and enthralling fantasy epic — THE TIMES
A grand and powerful piece of writing — Katharine Kerr
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