In the Ruins by Kate Elliott
(Crown of Stars, Vol. 6)

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The long-awaited cataclysm has reshaped the very land and seas, and disrupted the war for the empire. Now all who have survived the return of the spell-exiled Aoi lands must find a way to mend their shattered territories and take a stand against their enemies in a power struggle that may forge new alliances-or doom them all.

About Kate Elliott

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Kate Elliott is the author of more than a dozen novels, including the Novels of the Jaran and, most recently, the Crossroads fantasy series. King's Dragon, the first novel in the Crown of Stars series, was a Nebula Award finalist; The Golden Key (with Melanie Rawn and Jennifer Roberson) was a World Fantasy Award finalist. Born in Oregon, she lives in Hawaii. Find out more about the author at or on twitter @KateElliottSFF.
Published February 7, 2006 by DAW. 624 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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(This is not, however, the very end of the story, as promised in volume five.Volume seven is on its way-Elliot's story ballooned to 430,000 words and was thus was broken into two books.) This is a great series for those who love big, convoluted plots with a huge cast of characters, but Elliot's l...

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They travel through lawless, lifeless and unstable lands making Sanglant realize that he wants to make Wendor a haven of peace and stability in a world gone mad.

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Nonetheless, it remains superior work, one of the best sustained epics of recent decades, and as Presbyter Hugh twines more and more strands of conspiracy about Sanglant and Liath, and the pressure piles on from other quarters, you find yourself clutching the book tighter and tighter.

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