The Burning Stone
An uncertain and uneasy peace has fallen on the kingdom of Wendar.
It seems that King Henry's favour has fallen upon Prince Sanglant, his bastard son, and that he is to be the chosen heir.
But Sanglant is too troubled by the recent past to seek that crown. He needs Liath, the woman who saved him from his terrible captivity, even though such a liaison must incur the wrath of his father.
For her part, Liath knows that her future lies with Sanglant. But she has also learned that her mother, presumed to be dead, is in fact still alive and searching for her, to school Liath in the powerful sorcerous arts.
And Alain, their friend and ally, is in mortal danger from the curse of Bloodheart, who is reaching out from the grave.
Read an excerpt from The Burning Stone.
"A grand and powerful piece of writing." - Katharine Kerr, author of the Deverry Cycle
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"A complex, superbly plotted fantasy universe...run to the bookstore." -Romantic Times
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"Elliott's new high fantasy... proves an entirely captivating affair...a resounding narrative revolving around three appealing characters."
"As usual, Elliott turns out a good read....a most satisfying installment in this complex and intriguing series."