David B. Coe is the author of the Winds of the Forelands and Blood of the Southlands series. Children of Amarid and The Outlanders, the first two novels of his LonTobyn Chronicle trilogy, won the William L. Crawford Award for Best First Fantasy or Fantasy Series. He also wrote the novelization of the Ridley Scott production of Robin Hood. Coe grew up in the suburbs around New York City. He received his undergrad degree from Brown University and his Ph.D. in history from Stanford University. In his free time, he is an avid birdwatcher and nature photographer. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Sewanee, Tennessee.
This third epic fantasy of Winds of the Forelands brings the nations of this ancient land to a war that threatens to topple rulers and destroy the fabric of Forelands society. Award-winning author David B. Coe masterfully choreographs the conflict between the magic-wielding Qirsi and their un-"talented" Eandi lords, as a Qirsi conspiracy stirs up ever greater mistrust and violence throughout the land. With magic, secret pacts, betrayals, and violence, the Forelands are brought to the war they've struggled to avoid for almost a thousand years.
Magical curses and miraculous rescues; heroic sacrifice and terrible betrayals; an ancient feud and its terrible consequences; jealous rivalries and romantic liaisons: in this epic fantasy they combine to make a highly charged, exciting conclusion to the Blood of the Southlands trilogy.
In this exciting sequel to the epic fantasy The Sorcerers’ Plague, with the magical Qirsi people weakened by the decimation of the plague, their unmagical enemies see an opportunity to defeat them and take back lands lost in an ancient war.