The Sorcerers' Plague

The Sorcerers' Plague

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Baker & Taylor
After winning the war of the Forelands, Grinsa, an exiled Weaver and magic wielder, and his family seek refuge on the distant southern continent, only to become caught up in the tensions between the magical folk and the non-magical Eandi in a land torn apart by racial tension, clan rivalries, war, and a plague that targets Qirsi power. By the author of the Winds of the Forelands series. 10,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
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.

Epic magical fantasy starring the hero of Winds of the Forelands


Blackwell North Amer
Grinsa, a Weaver of diverse magical gifts, is in search of peace. He and his wife, Cresenne, leave the Forelands for the Southlands, where tribes of their Qirsi people live freely. They wish to rid themselves of the pervasive fear the ruling Eandi harbor for the Qirsi and the bitter memories of a Qirsi conspiracy that almost brought the Forelands to its knees. They yearn for a new beginning, a home to raise their child. But the Southlands has its own problems, including fresh scars from a bloody war between the Eandi and Qirsl.
Once they arrive, Grinsa and his family make their way to the Qirsi settlement of the Fal'Boma, a powerful clan of fierce horseriding plains warriors. Their leader, himself a Weaver, is intrigued by Grinsa's powers. He holds the young family against their will and pits Grinsa against other Weavers who already contend for the right to succeed him. Wanting no part of the Fal'Borna or their conflicts, Grinsa struggles to win his freedom.
But a larger problem looms: A plague is spreading across the Southlands. Qirsi villages are being destroyed, literally overnight, nearly all their residents killed in violent, fiery conflagrations.
In a small Eandi village, Licaldi, an elderly recluse with a shrouded past, has suddenly disappeared. Thinking she might have died, Besh, a village elder, enters her home. She is gone, but there is evidence that may connect her to the Qirsi plague.
As Besh begins to search for Licaldi, Grinsa, too, begins a search for the source of the plague, which threatens not only the Fal'Borna, but every Qirsi in the Southlands. In a bargain with the clan chief, Grinsa agrees that his success would mean freedom for him and his family. But if he fails ... everything he holds dear will be lost to him forever.

Baker
& Taylor

After winning the war of the Forelands, Grinsa, an exiled Weaver and magic wielder, and his family seek refuge on the distant southern continent, only to become caught up in the tensions between the magical folk and the non-magical Eandi.

Publisher: New York : Tor, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780765316387
0765316382
Characteristics: 397 p. : maps ; 24 cm

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Sumeria
Apr 17, 2015

Very entertaining book!
Couldn't put it down, nice magic system. I finished the whole trilogy in probably 3 weeks!

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