Lamentation by Ken Scholes
(The Psalms of Isaak)

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An ancient weapon has completely destroyed the city of Windwir.   From many miles away, Rudolfo, Lord of the Nine Forest Houses, sees the horrifying column of smoke rising.  He knows that war is coming to the Named Lands.

Nearer to the Devastation, a young apprentice is the only survivor of the city – he sat waiting for his father outside the walls, and was transformed as he watched everyone he knew die in an instant.

Soon all the Kingdoms of the Named Lands will be at each others' throats, as alliances are challenged and hidden plots are uncovered.

This remarkable first novel from an award-winning short fiction writer will take readers away to a new world – an Earth so far in the distant future that our time is not even a memory; a world where magick is commonplace and great areas of the planet are impassable wastes. But human nature hasn’t changed through the ages: War and faith and love still move princes and nations. 


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About Ken Scholes

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KEN SCHOLES is the author of the acclaimed series The Psalms of Isaak, which comprises Lamentation, Canticle, Antiphon, and now Requiem.  He lives near Portland, Oregon, with his wife, Jen West Scholes, and their three-year-old twin daughters. Visit him on the web at www.kenscholes.com.
 
Published February 17, 2009 by Tor Books. 432 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Scholes's mesmerizing debut novel, the first installment of the five-volume Psalms of Isaak saga, launches him into the stratosphere of contemporary epic fantasy. Fueled by an impressively ser

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Scholes's mesmerizing debut novel, the first installment of the five-volume Psalms of Isaak saga, launches him into the stratosphere of contemporary epic fantasy. Fueled by an impressively ser

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By the by, that previous quote was from Rudolfo’s POV so it’s lucky that she’ll ally with him, that her father will push her to become engaged to him, and that she’ll actually fall in love with him on her own.

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Having no need to leaf back through the book to keep track of who’s who and where events have taken place is a welcome change from the diet of recent novels which usually require compendiums or encyclopaedias to keep things straight.

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