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  • Born in the storm that doomed his father, Connavar grows to manhood among the mist-covered mountains of Caer Druagh, where the Rigante tribe dwell in harmony with the land and its gods.

    But beyond the border, across the water, an evil force is gathering strength, an unstoppable force that will change the world beyond all recognition.

    Haunted by malevolent spirits and hunted by evil men, Connavar sets out on a spectacular mission to save his people.

    In this latest tale of love and honour, friendship and courage, from the master of the genre, Gemmell explores the intriguing worlds of Celtic myth and earth magic.

  • Yes'>#8220;A HUMDINGER . . . A MASTERLY TALE TOLD WITH CLARITY AND VERVE.yes'>#8221;yes'>#8211;The Times (London)The Avatars are immortal and live like kingsyes'>#8211;even though the empire is dying. Their immortality is guaranteed by magic crystals whose influence is now waning, overwhelmed by the sheer power of a great flood and a sudden ice age. But when two moons appear in the sky, and the ruthless armies of the Crystal Queen swarm across the land bringing devastation and terror, the Avatars unite with their subjects to protect their universe.As the cities face imminent destruction, three heroes emerge. Talaban, a warrior haunted by tragedy; Touchstone, the mystic tribesman seeking his lost love; and Anu, the Holy One, the Builder of Time. And when all seems lost, two others enter the fray: Sofarita, the peasant girl who will inspire a legend, and the madman, Viruk, who will become a god. . . .From the Paperback edition.

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