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The Knight of the Red Beard

Cycle of Oak, Yew, Ash, and Rowan

Andre Norton and Sasha Miller

Tor Books

Having rebuilt the NordornLand from rubble, Ashen and Gaurin rule justly and fairly over a reinvigorated land. Beloved by their kingdom, they now turn their attention to the next generation of Nordorn royalty.

Responsible Bjaudin, heir to the throne, focuses on his studies and Hegrin, Queen of Rendel, rears her own growing brood. But the youngest siblings, Elin and Mikkel, seem destined to alter the future of the NordornLand—for better or for worse.

Thirteen-year-old Elin craves power, and believes her new alliance with the evil Ysa may help her achieve it.

Eleven-year-old Mikkel stows away on a Sea-Rover ship, hoping for a brief adventure. But when the ship is attacked, Mikkel is taken prisoner, and soon his bonds to the NordornLand are the last thing on his mind.

Through births and deaths, celebration and wars, Ashen and Gaurin have worked tirelessly to bring peace and prosperity to their kingdom. But it appears that this era of peace may be at its end. This final installment of the Cycle of Oak, Yew, Ash, and Rowan brings the series to a thrilling climax worthy of these fascinating characters.


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Chapter One

Eleven-year-old Mikkel was not studying The History of the NordornLand as he had been instructed to do by his tutor. It wasn't his fault; he was distracted by the argument taking place just beyond the door of his outer chamber. "Please go somewhere else," he called. "I'm trying to read."

Neither his older brother nor his sister deigned to answer. The least they could do, Mikkel thought, was to fight in one of their apartments or even the Great Hall. There were weapons in the Great Hall. Let them take up arms, settle the matter once and for all, and be done with it.

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“A tale of love and magic amid a time of war and turbulence . . . classic fantasy.”--Library Journal on A Crown Disowned

“Enough swashbuckling, poisoning, and intrigue to keep readers turning the pages.”--Publishers Weekly on A Crown Disowned

“Provides enough twists to hold any reader’s interest.”--Voices of Youth Advocates on Dragon Blade

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  • Andre Norton and Sasha Miller

  • ANDRE NORTON has been named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. The creator of such classic series as Witch World and The Time Traders, she has enthralled generations of readers. Norton passed away in 2005.

    SASHA MILLER is the author of Ladylord. Miller lives in Denton, Texas.

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    Cycle of Oak, Yew, Ash, and Rowan

    Andre Norton and Sasha Miller

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