Tarr, Judith The Hall of the Mountain King (Avaryan Rising Vol. 1)
New York Tor Books 1986 0312942109 / 9780312942106 First Edition Hardcover Fair in Good dust jacket
Illustrated by Johnson, Kevin Eugene (cover)
Reading copy. Ex-library with some markings and stickers. Shelf-cocked, corners bumped with some edge wear. Jacket has been pasted to front and back pastedowns, some darkening. Many pages somewhat wrinkled from apparent dampstains. A good reading copy.
First book of the Avaryan Rising trilogy, followed by 'The Lady of Han-Gilen' and 'A Fall of Princes'.
"This first volume of Avaryan Rising revolves around a contest as old as myth itself. As lightning and thunder, Sun and Moon, Light and Darkness are Mirain and Moranden, the two princes of Han-lanon; each man longs for the throne. Native to the country, Moranden has the favor of the people. The greatest warrior in the land, the very image of all that is royal, surely the son of the king must be named heir. But Mirain arrives from the south, and undersized young man claiming to be the son of the king's daughter and of Avaryan, the very god of the Sun himself. Quickly winning the king's favor, Mirain yearns to rule as much as the aging king wishes to name him heir. And caught between the princes is one of the most promising of the king's squires, Vadin alVadin."; Ex-Library; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall