The Red Wyvern

The Red Wyvern

Book - 1997
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Katharine Kerr's richly imagined cycle of novels set in Deverry and the Westlands has earned a devoted following--and a reputation as the finest Celtic fantasy being written today.  Now she returns to Deverry's war-ravaged past.... On a misty lakeshore, a lost huntsman encounters a magic-touched realm.  In a stark Northlands settlement, a peasant girl hears whispered omens, and sorceress bargains with astral beings.  All three are caught in a cauldron of fate and magic that has simmered for many lifetimes. For long ago, in a Deverry torn by civil war, young Lillorigga seeks to shield her dawning powers from her cruel mother Merodda's manipulation.  Mistress of a magic that, untamed, could kill her, Lilli brings her terrifying visions under the kindlier tutelage of the mysterious dweomermaster, Nevyn.  But soon she must choose between her own clan and the true king who fights to claim his rightful throne, between sanctuary and blood feud, loyalty and love.  Little does she dream that the slaughter she invites, and the malevolence she defies, could stalk her across the ages...twisting and twining the strands of timeless destinies.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, ©1997.
ISBN: 9780553372908
Characteristics: 350 pages :,1 map ;,24 cm.


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Apr 29, 2012

No Wyvern, just a heraldic device. Plot hard to follow, characters confused.

Feb 06, 2012

Absolute CRAP. This is part of a trilogy that includes The Black Raven and The Fire Dragon. Wooden characters, wooden plot and overused descriptions - how many times can a character 'toss their head like a startled horse' in reaction to a shocking turn of events or unexpected comment?

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