The Scorched Earth

The Scorched Earth

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New York Times bestselling author Drew Karpyshyn has long thrilled readers with his kinetic, fast-paced storytelling style. Now he returns with The Scorched Earth, the second novel in his acclaimed series about four young people who will either save the world or bring about its destruction.
 
The Children of Fire—four mortals touched by the power of Chaos—each embody one aspect of a fallen and banished immortal champion: Keegan, the wizard; Scythe, the warrior; Cassandra, the prophet; Vaaler, the king. Grown to adulthood, the Children are in search of the ancient Talismans that can stop the return of Daemron the Slayer, ancient enemy of the Old Gods. But in acquiring Daemron’s Ring, they unleashed a flood of Chaos magic on the land—leaving death, destruction, and a vengeful queen in their wake.
 
Now, beset on all sides by both mortal and supernatural enemies, they realize that their strength and faith will be tested as never before. And their greatest trial will be finding Daemron’s Sword, the last of the ancient Talismans, before the entire mortal world is engulfed in the war and Chaos that will herald the return of the Slayer.

Praise for The Scorched Earth
 
“[Drew] Karpyshyn’s doom-laden spin on myth and magic invigorates ancient archetypes in the second entry of the Chaos Born trilogy. . . . The journey is complicated by unnerving ambiguity, grim imagery, and pessimistic overtones, as if Michael Moorcock’s decadence were filtered through J.R.R. Tolkien’s heroism.”Publishers Weekly
 
“If you’re a fan of fantasy and looking to try something new, this series continues to shine. . . . [Karpyshyn] writes deep, intriguing characters set in a strange world of unique magic. It’s a place where magic is dangerous but essential.”—Roqoo Depot
 
“An enjoyable read . . . I recommend this for all fantasy fans.”—Book Reviews & Giveaways

Baker & Taylor
"New York Times bestselling author Drew Karpyshyn has long thrilled readers with his kinetic, fast-paced storytelling style. Now he returns with The Scorched Earth, the second novel in his acclaimed series about four young people who will either save theworld or bring about its destruction. The Children of Fire--four mortals touched by the power of Chaos--each embody one aspect of a fallen and banished immortal champion: Keegan, the wizard; Scythe, the warrior; Cassandra, the prophet; Vaaler, the king.Grown to adulthood, the Children are in search of the ancient Talismans that can stop the return of Daemron the Slayer, ancient enemy of the Old Gods. But in acquiring Daemron's Ring, they unleashed a flood of Chaos magic on the land--leaving death, destruction, and a vengeful queen in their wake. Now, beset on all sides by both mortal and supernatural enemies, they realize that their strength and faith will be tested as never before. And their greatest trial will be finding Daemron's Sword, the last ofthe ancient Talismans, before the entire mortal world is engulfed in the war and Chaos that will herald the return of the Slayer. Praise for Drew Karpyshyn's Children of Fire "This energetic epic revitalizes the traditional fantasy quest with tragicheroes, evocative imagery, and sweeping conflict. An intricately layered adventure."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) "A rousing quest fantasy. a fast-paced action-packed good and evil thriller."--SFRevu "Thoroughly entertaining. an engrossing story that's easy to dive into and hard to leave."--Roqoo Depot "Gripping and compelling. a spellbinding epic told with masterly craft."--Tracy Hickman, New York Times bestselling co-author of the Dragonlance and Death Gate series"--

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"Drew Karpyshyn's first original series, a muscular, action-packed, colossal epic fantasy, a thrilling sword-and-sorcery adventure that will vault him to the pantheon of fantasy writers such as Terry Goodkind, Robert Jordan, and Brandon Sanderson. Here, Karpyshyn continues the saga of four young wizards who are born with the power to wield the long-lost power of Chaos magic...and whose mastery of this ancient sorcery may save--or doom--the world"--
The four Children of Fire must find Daemron's Sword, the last of the ancient Talismans, to prevent the return of the Slayer and protect the world from war and ultimate destruction.

Publisher: New York : Del Rey, c2014
ISBN: 9780345549365
Branch Call Number: FANTASY KAR
Characteristics: 430 p. ;,21 cm.

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Nov 02, 2016

I did read two books between the first and second but I enjoyed it immensely once I finally came back to this and I am currently reading the third and last book in this Trilogy.

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