Louise Cooper Star Ascendant

ISBN 13: 9780812551754

Star Ascendant

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9780812551754: Star Ascendant

Benetan, captain of the Chaos riders, serves his masters, the magi of the Star Peninsula, who captured him years before. When the cruel Vordegh is elected First Magus and makes clear his obseessive campaign to stamp out the heretics of Order, Benetan is faced with a choice. Will his loyalty lie with the gods of Chaos, or with his beloved Iselia?

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About the Author:

Louise Cooper, nee en 1952, a comble les lecteurs de Fantasy de tous ages depuis 1973 avec plus de vingt romans, des nouvelles et de la poesie. Passionnee de folklore et de mythologie, elle a vecu en Cornouailles avec son mari et ses chats avant de rejoindre les fees une nuit de 2009.

From Publishers Weekly:

Like L.E. Modesitt in the Recluce series, Cooper in her Time Master trilogy (The Master) has contrasted the forces of Order and Chaos. But Cooper's characters, unlike Modesitt's, are never blatantly good or evil; this author suggests that Chaos and Order "are two faces of the same coin." This prequel to the Time Master series begins with the ascent of Vordegh to the position of First Magus. Although Vordegh is unremittingly evil, the antipathy of the Lords of Chaos to him mitigates his influence. Much of the remaining narrative follows Iselia Darrow, a disciple of the Lords of Order, who is captured by Chaos Riders on the night of her marriage to Kaldar Alvaray. Iselia is saved from being sacrificed by Savrinor, the court historian. As she realizes her growing influence over both Savrinor and Benetan Liss (who was betrothed to her years before), though, Iselia's Machiavellian manipulations rival those of any character working for Chaos. Meanwhile, Kaldar travels south in hopes of unleashing the Lords of Order and, not incidentally, being able to rescue Iselia. While readers familiar with the trilogy will know the ultimate outcome of all this drama, it's to Cooper's immense credit that the writing skills she evinces here should keep them, as well as most fantasy readers, enthralled.
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