March 12, 2016

The Lyre Thief (Hythrun Chronicles: War of the Gods #1) by Jennifer Fallon

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Ten years have passed since the events of the Demon Child books that left the god Xaphista dead, the nation Karien without a religion or king and the matriarchal country of Medalon ruled by men. But it is in the kingdoms of the south that things really heat up. When Princess Rakaia of Fardohnya discovers she is not of royal birth, she agrees to marry a much older Hythrun noble in a chance to escape her 'father's wrath. Rakaia takes nothing but her jewels and her base-born half-sister, Charisee, who has been her slave, handmaiden and best friend since she was six years old. And who can pass as Rakaia's double.

These two sisters embark on a Shakespearean tale of switched identities, complicated love triangles...and meddlesome gods. Rakaia is rescued on the road by none other than the Demon Child, R'shiel, still searching for a way to force Death to release her near immortal Brak. Charisee tries to act like the princess she was never meant to be and manages to draw the attention of the God of Liars who applauds her deception and only wants to help.

Then there is the little matter of the God of Music's magical totem that has been stolen...and how this theft may undo the universe.

Powerful magics, byzantine politics, sweeping adventure, and a couple of juicy love stories thrown in for good measure, The Lyre Thief is classic Fallon that is sure to appeal to her fans.





Fallon is the author of 21 full-length bestselling novels and a number of published short stories in genres ranging from horror to science fiction, and a bestselling series on writing. 

In addition to 4 complete fantasy series - The Demon Child trilogy, The Hythrun Chronicles, the Second Sons Trilogy,The Tide Lords Quadrilogy and the Rift Runners series - Fallon has written both a tie-novel and short fiction for the TV series, Stargate SG1, an official Zorro story, a novella for the Legends of Australian Fantasy Anthology and has a superhero - The Violet Valet (CHICKS IN CAPES).

Fallon has a Masters Degree from the Creative Arts faculty of QUT. A computer trainer and application specialist, Fallon currently works in the IT industry and spends at least a month each year working at Scott Base in Antarctica.




Well I ended up having this from two places. My bad but it was awesome! 

Well I was wondering why this looked so awesome and knowing I wanted to read it. Well I found that out pretty quick. I already had it, oops!
I really love how snarky this book started. The author did a great job with the multi POVS and for once I was ingrained in all the characters not loving one more than the others. The story and descriptions were very good and made the story come alive. This book is definitely for the high fantasy reader. If you love magic, demons, assassins, and more than this will be the book for you.
The Lyre Thief is connected to some other book. But even if you haven't read the other books that relate to this one you will be just fine.










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