Mortal Suns

Mortal Suns

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WW Norton
Epic in scope and thrilling in detail, Mortal Suns is set in the corridors of power in the mythical kingdom of Akhemony, which calls up the world of Ancient Greece.
Acclaimed author Tanith Lee transports her readers to an ominous yet seductive alternate universe, as fully realized as Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Avalon, where fate organizes the forces of nature to bring to ruin those who dare to control it. Horrible screams pierce the night air as the Daystar, Queen Hesta of Akhemony, wrestles with the delivery of the King's child, beautifully formed except for one heartbreaking deformity--she is born without feet. Consigned immediately to the world of death, the lame infant is dispatched to Thon, the underworld temple, and baptized Cemira, snake, the name she will bear throughout a lifetime of darkness. It is only at the behest of Urdombris, the Sun Consort, that the child is restored to her rightful place as heir to the throne on Oceaxis. Recounting a deadly battle for power, pitting the forces of man against the supernatural, her story is one that will captivate, shock, and terrify.

Baker & Taylor
Condemned to the underworld when she is born without feet, the infant daughter of the king of Akhemony begins her lifetime in darkness and is assisted by the Sun Consort to reclaim her place as heir to the throne.

Blackwell North Amer
Horrible screams pierce the night air as the Daystar, Queen Hesta of Akhemony, wrestles with the delivery of the King's child. Heir to the throne of Oceaxis, she is beautifully formed except for one heartbreaking deformity - she is born without feet. Consigned immediately to the domain of death, the lame infant is dispatched to Thon, the underworld temple, and baptized Cemira - "snake" - the name she will bear throughout a lifetime of darkness. It is only at the behest of Urdombis, the Sun Consort, that Cemira is wrested from the temple of death, renamed Callistra, and restored to her rightful place in the kingdom.
Recounting a deadly battle for power, pitting the forces of man against the supernatural, her story is one that will captivate, shock, and terrify.

Baker
& Taylor

Condemned to the underworld when she is born without feet, the infant daughter of the king of Akhemony begins her lifetime in darkness and is assisted by the Sun Consort to reclaim her place as heir to the throne. 15,000 first printing.

Publisher: Woodstock, N.Y. : Overlook Press, 2003
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781585672073
1585672076
Branch Call Number: SF Lee, T 2003
Characteristics: 335 pages : map ; 24 cm

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