Black boards with blue lettering, 480 pp. Color maps of the Isles on endpapers. Spine slightly cocked, corners bumped, slight edge wear. Jacket in new Brodart, slight edge wear and rubbing. Signed by author on title page. An attractive copy.
"Lord of the Isles marked the beginning of one of the finest epic fantasy series of our time. Now the saga continues in Queen of Demons, which follows the travels and adventures of the same memorable characters: Garric, his sister Sharina, their friend Cashel and Cashel's sister Ilna, and Tenoctris. Their journey takes them across the world of the Isles toward a confrontation with contending forces of evil, as the confluence of magic is reaching a millennial peak. The thousand-year-old sorcerer, The Hooded One, has been defeated after a great supernatural battle, but there remain a living king and queen in power - both bent on seizing control of the known world.
"Queen of Demons reveals some of the dark powers of the evil queen of the Isles, and includes enough powerful magical conflict to satisfy even the most jaded fantasy reader. Our characters are often separated on their journey, attacked by forces natural and supernatural, called upon to perform acts of heroism, made to confront their weaknesses and develop their strengths. The world of the Isles is a rich and varied one, filled with marvels and dangers, a great circle of islands steeped in ancient history. "; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall; Signed by Author