Author(s): David Eddings
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Belegariad and Mallorean series comes the first novel in a series imbued with magic and adventure.
Sparhawk, Pandion Knight and Queen's Champion, returned to Elenia after ten years of exile, only to find his young Queen Ehlana trapped in a block of ensorcelled crystal. Only the great sorcery of Sephrenia, ageless instructor of magic, kept her alive--but the spell would last only a year, and its cost was tragically high.
Now a Prince Regent ruled Elenia, the puppet of Annias, ambitious Primate of the Church who planned to seize power over all the land.
As Sparhawk and Sephrenia set out to find a cure for Ehlana, Sephrenia revealed that there was only one person in the west who could defeat the evil plots against Ehlana. That person was Sparhawk.
'What separates the grown-up authors from the boys is the quality of the writing and David Eddings is one of the best' Western Mail 'Sparhawk is the best-realized hero in modern fantasy' Daily Telegraph 'Eddings has a marvellous storyteller style' Anne McCaffrey
David Eddings was one of the original masters of epic fantasy. During a writing career that spanned more than three decades, David and his wife Leigh co-authored over thirty bestselling novels and created some of the world's most loved characters. The Belgariad, The Malloreon, The Elenium and The Tamuli series are among their most famous work.