The Sorcerers' Plague

Book One of Blood of the Southlands

Blood of the Southlands (Volume 1 of 3)

David B. Coe

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David B. Coe enthralled readers and critics with his Winds of the Forelands, an epic fantasy full of political intrigue, complex characters, and magical conspiracy. Now he takes the hero of that series to new adventures across the sea on a journey to the Southlands.
 
Grinsa, who nearly single-handedly won the war of the Forelands, has been banished because he is a Weaver, a Qirsi who can wield many magics. He and his family seek only peace and a place to settle down. But even on the distant southern continent, they can’t escape the tension between his magical folk and the non-magical Eandi. Instead of peace, they find a war-ravaged land awash in racial tension and clan conflicts. Worse yet, his own people try to harness his great power and destroy his family.
 
Amid the high tension of clan rivalry comes a plague that preys on Qirsi power across the Southlands with deadly results. When the disease is linked to an itinerant woman peddling baskets, one old man takes it upon himself to find answers in the secrets of her veiled past.
 
With wonderfully creative magic, dark secrets, and engaging characters faced with a world of trouble, Coe deftly weaves an epic tapestry that launches a richly-entertaining new saga in an unknown land.

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What are we, Grandfather?” 
 Besh sat back on his heels, wiping beads of sweat from his brow with the back of his hand and looking over at the boy. “What are we?” he repeated. “We’re sheep, of course. Why else would we live in the highlands and eat roots and greens?”
Mihas giggled, but quickly grew serious again. Whatever had taken hold of the boy’s curiosity didn’t want to let go.
“You know what I mean,” he said. “What kind of people are we?”
The old man leaned forward again, his knees and

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"The Sorcerers' Plague satisfies with sharply-drawn characters and an intense, intelligent plot. I eagerly await the next book of the Southlands." —Kate Elliott, bestselling author of Spirit Gate

"Coe’s new series is his best yet: appealing characters, twisty plot, and absorbing world."—Sherwood Smith on The Sorcerers' Plague

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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 Sorcerers' Plague
Book One of Blood of the Southlands
David B. Coe

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Fantasy
February 2009
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765355508
ISBN10: 0765355507
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 496 pages
$7.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
February 2009
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429992220
ISBN10: 1429992220
400 pages
$7.99
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