The Lesser Kindred by Elizabeth Kerner
(Tales of Kolmar)

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The Lesser Kindred is the stunning sequel to Elizabeth Kerner's haunting first novel Song in the Silence, continuing the story of Lanen Kaelar, a young woman who fearlessly embarked on a search for the great dragons of legend and in her travels discovered not only the reality of the myth but her own true love.

Shortly after returning home with a husband who is more than he seems, Lanen's chance at happiness is threatened by the demon-master Berys, who is determined to capture Lanen, believing she is the key to his once and future domination of all of her homeland.

Young lovers are supposed to have happy endings-but those tales are no match for a mage's wiles and so Lanen and her man must flee. On their journey they will discover new friends and old enemies, make some startling discoveries...and stumble upon a truth that will change the world.

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About Elizabeth Kerner

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Elizabeth Kerner, as the daughter of a Navy doctor, has always found the simple question 'where are you from?' one of the most difficult. Born in Florida in 1958, she spent much of her early life being moved around the Northeast and the South of the US, including a brief but glorious sojurn in Kodiak, Alaska in 1969. She started writing while in high school in New Orleans and no-one has managed to stop her since. She received her MA in English Language (Philology) from St. Andrews University in Scotland in 1981, being one of the first Americans to complete a full degree course at that institution, and promptly joined the unemployment line. She spent a number of years as a non-fiction editor of medical and scientific books and journals, but when she moved to Hawaii in 1988 a whole series of new possibilities arose and she was variously employed as a grunt in the woodworking industry, an office manager for the Big Island AIDS Project, a trainee in furniture restoration and an apprentice goldsmith. By this time, however, her writing was starting to go somewhere, and her first novel, Song in the Silence, was published in 1997 by Tor. She now lives with her best-beloved husband Steven in a small town just outside of Edinburgh Scotland, and from her upstairs window can just see, if she leans out, the looming towers of the nearby power station. If anyone would care to dynamite several inconvenient homes that are in the way, she would have a sea view. Any reasonable offers considered.
Published October 14, 2001 by Tor Books. 450 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Sequel to Song in the Silence (1997), Scotland-resident Kerner's fantasy about a clash between wise old dragons and evil sorcerers allied with demons.

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Just as Lanen Kaelar and her husband settle into newly wedded happiness, home from their fiery adventures of vanquishing demons, their nemesis, archmage Berys, manages to complete the rites needed to

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