Fortress of Eagles

Fortress of Eagles

Book - 1998
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The wizard saved his greatest spell for last. Tristen is the name of that Shaping, and Tristen knows nothing else for certain: Neither who he was, nor what he is, nor least of all why the wizard created him.

And now the wizard is dead. And young Cefwyn is King. Cefwyn has a dream: A united Ylesuin, and a peace his land has never known. It is a dream that persists in spite of a court bent on ruling the King... self-serving barons who abhor wizards and foreigners.

Hide your powers, the King asks Tristen. Cefwyn needs his only friend, this young man of mysterious origins who is more brother than vassal. He relies on Tristen, trusts him, protects him... and plans for a war that will bring his dreams to pass... or bring down ruin upon them all.

And so a sword gathers dust in a corner of Tristen's room. One side says Truth. The other side says Illusion. The servants refuse to touch it... and Tristen ignores it with all his might.

The eagerly awaited sequel to her acclaimed Fortress in the Eye of Time, C.J. Cherryh's newest high fantasy triumph continues the soaring tale of two friends, sovereign and sorcerer, in an age of wizardry. Fortress of Eagles is a legend in the making, an epic saga of destiny and ancient magic, an intimate tale of love and loyalty in a magical world spanning centuries.

Publisher: New York : HarperPrism, 1998.
ISBN: 9780061052613
0061052612
Characteristics: 335p.25 cm.

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monikak1
Jun 12, 2012

too descriptive for my taste

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humbleworm
Mar 13, 2012

Although first in this series was really quite intriguing, the next few were just ok. By the time I read the last in this series, I'd lost interest and felt like I'd outstayed my welcome.

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mrcoolranch
May 31, 2017

“He knew that he wielded magic as well as iron, and yet looked away from it, and made himself fables to explain his own presence in the world, and sought gods who might be more powerful than himself. It would be very comfortable if there were someone more powerful than himself, on this Road, on this particular morning, someone to guide him, even someone to blame....”

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