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    • ISBN:9780748115143
    • Publication date:01 Apr 2010
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The Poison Throne

The Moorehawke Trilogy: Book One

By Celine Kiernan

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Betrayal, torture, murder, a royal rebellion and an emerging romance all make for a robust and beautifully written fantasy adventure.

YOUNG WYNTER MOOREHAWKE RETURNS TO COURT WITH HER DYING FATHER. BUT HER OLD HOME IS CLOAKED IN FEAR.

Once benevolent King Jonathon is now a violent despot, terrorising his people while his son Alberon plots a coup from exile. Then darkness spreads as the King appoints Alberon's half-brother Razi as heir. Wynter must watch her friend obey his father's untenable commands, as those they love are held to ransom.

And at the heart of matters lies a war machine so lethal that none dare speak of it. The kingdom would belong to its master, yet the consequences of using it are too dire to consider. But temptation has ever been the enemy of reason.

Biographical Notes

Celine Kiernan has spent most of her working life in the film business, and her career as a feature character animator spanned over seventeen years. Born and raised in Dublin, she now lives in County Cavan with her husband and two teenage children.

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  • ISBN: 9781841498218
  • Publication date: 01 Apr 2010
  • Page count: 512
  • Imprint: Orbit
Marvellous, vivid writing, and storytelling at its absolute best . . . I was utterly engrossed — Roddy Doyle
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Vivid, colourful writing — IRISH TIMES
Has all the ingredients of an international bestseller: political skulduggery, passion, violence, loyalty and betrayal . . . compelling, exciting and full of suspense — IRISH INDEPENDENT
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