Although the Hrum believe their war against Farsala is nearly over, Soraya has strategic information that will help if she can reach Jiaan and Kavi and their separate resistance movements, but discord and Time's Wheel seem destined to keep them apart.
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(212mm x 148mm x 40mm)
Simon & Schuster
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Magnificent second entry in a rich, deep series about the land of Farsala's battle with the occupying Hrum army. Soraya, a noble before the invasion, works anonymously as a servant for the enemy until recognized and branded as a slave. Jiann, half noble and half peasant, gathers a secret army in the hills, desperate to reclaim the land and avenge his father's military death. Kavi, a clever and crippled Farsalan peddler who spied for the Hrum, returns to Farsala's side and wreaks havoc on the occupying force anywhere possible. The author sprinkled a hero legend into the series opener, and here she expands it brilliantly in unexpected ways as Soraya (secretly practicing djinn magic learned from desert-dwellers), Kavi and Jiann fight to regain Farsala. She weaves top-notch storytelling with texture and complexity (emotional, social, political and mythological). The conclusion beckons, but this installment is satisfyingly substantial meanwhile. (map) (Fantasy. YA) (Kirkus Reviews)
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