The Straits of Galahesh by Bradley P. Beaulieu
Book Two of The Lays of Anuskaya

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West of the Grand Duchy of Anuskaya lies the Empire of Yrstanla, the Motherland. The Empire has lived at peace with Anuskaya for generations, but with political turmoil brewing and the wasting disease still rampant, opportunists from the mainland have begun to set their sights on the Grand Duchy, seeking to expand their empire.

Five years have passed since Prince Nikandr, heir to the scepter of Khalakovo, was tasked with finding Nasim, the child prodigy behind a deadly summoning that led to a grand clash between the armies of man and elder elemental spirits. Today, that boy has grown into a young man driven to understand his past - and the darkness from which Nikandr awakened him. Nikandr's lover, Atiana, has become a Matra, casting her spirit forth to explore, influence, and protect the Grand Duchy. But when the Al-Aqim, long thought lost to the past, return to the islands and threaten to bring about indaraqiram - a change that means certain destruction for both the Landed and the Landless - bitter enemies must become allies and stand against their horrific plans.

Can the Grand Duchy be saved? The answer lies hidden within the Straits of Galahesh...

From Bradley P. Beaulieu, author of the critically acclaimed debut novel The Winds of Khalakovo, comes Book Two of The Lays of Anuskaya, The Straits of Galahesh.

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Bradley P. Beaulieu is the author of The Winds of Khalakovo, the first of three planned books in The Lays of Anuskaya series. In addition to being an L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Award winner, Brad's stories have appeared in various other publications, including Realms of Fantasy Magazine, Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show, Writers of the Future 20, and several anthologies from DAW Books. His story, "In the Eyes of the Empress's Cat," was voted a Notable Story of 2006 in the Million Writers Award.
Published April 24, 2012 by Night Shade Books. 400 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Prince Nikandr Khalakovo and Nasim—a native shaman once split between the material and spirit worlds, but now drawn fully into the material by Nikandr—seek to close rifts of magic that threaten the world of Erahm.

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(To be fair, it also contains a handful of scenes that are simply brilliant.) Because the three main characters are in different locations for most of the novel, it occasionally feels like three separate stories that were chopped up and combined into a novel, rather than one cohesive story.

Apr 03 2012 | Read Full Review of The Straits of Galahesh: Book...

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