The Fortress of Glass

The First Volume of 'The Crown of the Isles'

Lord of the Isles (Volume 7 of 9)

David Drake

Tor Fantasy

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The Fortress of Glass is the first in the Crown of the Isles trilogy, which will conclude the epic Lord of the Isles series. A true trilogy, the action extends over the whole three-book arc. The Fortress of Glass begins the story of how the new kingdom of the Isles is finally brought into being by the group of heroes and heroines who have been central to all the books in the series. The group includes Prince Garric, heir to the throne of the Isles, his consort Liane, his sister Sharina, her herculean sweetheart Cashel, his sister Ilna, with her adopted child Merota and piratical Chalcus.
 
On giant triremes filled with soldiers and diplomats, they journey to the small kingdoms of the Isles to confirm the succession of Garric and to subdue, if necessary, any local rulers too fond of their own kingship to pledge fealty to Garric. All this is being done in a time when the powers of magic in the Isles have flooded to a thousand-year peak, and even local magicians can perform powerful spells normally beyond their control. Fantastic forces from all angles try to keep them apart and unable to continue the reunification of the Isles. So separately and together, they must fight their way back to the same time and place to combat the mysterious and supernatural menace of The Green Woman in her Fortress of Glass.

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“The temporal displacement of Prince Garric adds a new wrinkle to the story.” –Kirkus
 
“Solidly crafted fantasy.” –Publishers Weekly
 
“In a refreshing change from other books in the genre, Drake has a light touch with his characters, making them believable and serious without becoming overly ponderous or melodramatic. He employs the standard epic fantasy tropes of action, sorcery and romance to great effect in this exciting, compelling read.” –Romantic Times Bookclub
 
“Drake possesses every skill necessary to make this story a thoroughly absorbing, even to new readers. Those who have sailed with him through the preceding two Isles trilogies ought to eagerly demand it.” --Booklist
 
“Drake has wit enough to write installments that stand on their own feet, giving readers the luxury of jumping right into the action.” – Starlog

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DAVID DRAKE lives near Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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The Fortress of Glass
The First Volume of 'The Crown of the Isles'
David Drake

Mass Market Paperbound

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Fantasy
April 2007
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765351166
ISBN10: 0765351161
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 416 pages
$7.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
April 2007
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429911740
ISBN10: 1429911743
384 pages
$7.99
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