The Horsemen's Gambit

Book Two of Blood of the Southlands

Blood of the Southlands (Volume 2 of 3)

David B. Coe

Tor Fantasy

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David B. Coe created a richly textured, unique world in his Winds of the Forelands, and topped himself with The Sorcerer's Plague, his first novel set in the Southlands of the same world. Divided by clan rivalries and ancient feuds, suspicious of magics wielded by longtime enemies, the folk of the South have lived in a state of truce for generations. But peace is shattered when a woman looses a deadly plague on the magical Qirsi people.

While some people seek to prevent the spread of the plague, others see in this disaster a unique opportunity. With the magical folk weakened by the decimation of the plague, their unmagical enemies might be able to defeat them and take back lands lost in an ancient war. Haunted by the specter of what would be a tragic and devastating new war, the Southlands are aflame with rumors of violence, pestilence, and treachery.

Coe weaves together engagingly complex characters, unique, unusual magic, political intrigue and a compelling, unpredictable story into a captivating epic that will enthrall fantasy readers. A potent brew conjured by a masterful storyteller.

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Chapter 1
Qalsyn, Stelpana, on Ravens Wash, Hunter’s Moon waxing, year 1211
First blood, the rules said. Beyond that, they didn’t specify. A nick of the skin, the severing of a limb, a fatal strike to the breast; any of these would do. First blood. That was all a warrior needed to win.
.nament worked. From the youngest child, dreaming of the day when she might step into the ring and bow to His Lordship, to the oldest man, his memory of that first bow to the lord governor a fading memory, they all knew. A battle could turn with a single thrust, be it the desperate last lunge

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David B. Coe

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.

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The Horsemen's Gambit
Book Two of Blood of the Southlands
David B. Coe

Mass Market Paperbound

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Fantasy
February 2010
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765355515
ISBN10: 0765355515
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 480 pages
$7.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
January 2009
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429918497
ISBN10: 1429918497
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 368 pages
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