The Price of Blood and Honor by Elizabeth Willey

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This powerful fantasy novel brings to grand climax the tale begun in The Well-Favored Man and A Sorcerer and a Gentleman. A great war has been set into motion by the wizard Propero's attempt to take back the crown of empire from his brother Avril. Among those bearing the cost of this war are Prospero's own children who are thrust into major roles by the pressure of events.

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Romance author Jayne Ann Krentz was born in Borrego Springs, California on March 28, 1948. She received a B.A. in history from the University of California at Santa Cruz and a Masters degree in library science from San Jose State University. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a librarian. Her novels include: Truth or Dare, All Night Long, and Copper Beach. She has written under seven different names: Jayne Bentley, Amanda Glass, Stephanie James, Jayne Taylor, Jayne Castle, Amanda Quick and Jayne Ann Krentz. Her first book, Gentle Pirate, was published in 1980 under the name Jayne Castle. She currently uses only three personas to represent her three specialties. She uses the name Jayne Ann Krentz for her contemporary pieces, Amanda Quick for her historical fiction pieces, and Jayne Castle for her futuristic pieces. She has received numerous awards for her work including the 1995 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Trust Me, the 2004 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Falling Awake, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, the Romantic Times Jane Austen Award, and the Susan Koppelman Award for Feminist Studies for Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance.
Published September 1, 1996 by Tor Books. 445 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Then, dutifully proceeding to Avril's palace with his daughter, Freia, a disturbed and lonely girl, Prospero agrees to marry Freia off to Avril's heir, Josquin--who, secretly, is gay and prefers Dewar.

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Although his self-assured son, Dewar, no mean student of sorcery himself, is more than comfortable in Avril's Court, Prospero's half-wild daughter, Freia, feels alienated by the petty plots and intrigues of the aristocracy.

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