The Destiny of the Dead Ian Irvine Author
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Nish, his battered little troop and his few surviving allies are trapped on the Range of Ruin by the God-Emperor's mighty army. Nish's only choices are a humiliating surrender to his father or a suicidal fight to the death. Yet Nish and Maelys have to fight, and somehow they have to win, for the beautiful world of Santhenar is in peril and no one else can save it. Stilkeen, an all-powerful shape-shifting being from the Void, has come to recover the stolen chthonic fire that once bound its physical and spirit aspects together. And it wants revenge for the mortal insult that was done to it.But it may be too late for Santhenar. Chthonic fire has been released from its casket and is now eating away the Antarctic lands, as it once devoured the world of Aachan. Even if, by some miracle, Nish and Maelys can defeat the God-Emperor, there may be no way to stop chthonic fire, or Stilkeen, before the whole world is consumed.You won't want to miss this 'unflaggingly inventive' fantasy series by a million-selling author. More than 900 five-star reviews on Goodreads.What reviewers say about the Three Worlds booksA compelling adventure in a landscape full of wonders. - LocusA page-turner of the highest order ... Formidable! - SFX on GeomancerIt is the most engrossing book I've read in years. - Van Ikin, Sydney Morning HeraldReaders of Eddings, Goodkind and Jordan will lap this one up. - StarlogUtterly absorbing. Stephen Davenport, Independent WeeklyFor sheer excitement, there's just no one like Irvine. SFX on The Destiny of the DeadAs good as anything I have read in the fantasy genre. - Adelaide AdvertiserReviews of The Song of the Tears trilogy'This precise and beautifully crafted novel blooms from its ascetic opening to a resonant and rewarding climax. Makes what's currently available on fantasy shelves seem hackneyed and formulaic. Utterly absorbing. - Stephen Davenport, Independent WeeklyHang on with both hands, because this story waits for no one. Sandy Auden, SFX on The Fate of the Fallen.The final payoff is fantastic. The most unflaggingly inventive storyteller we've seen in years. Sydney Morning Herald on The Destiny of the Dead'Unbelievably, Irvine has managed to increase the pace of his story in this third and final volume - for sheer excitement, there's just no one like Irvine around at the moment.' - SFX on The Destiny of the Dead

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