Part of the Wolfblade Trilogy series
Marla Wolfblade of Hythria is determined to restore her family's great name, but conspirators surround her: the Sorcerers' Collective, the Patriots - even members of her own family.
She must make sure her son Damin lives to be old enough to restore the Wolfblade name to its former glory. Elezaar the Dwarf is a small man with big secrets - but that doesn't matter to Marla Wolfblade.
Her brother is the High Prince of Hythria, and, in this fiercely patriarchal society, her fate will be decided on his whim.
She needs someone politically astute to guide her through the maze of court politics - and Elezaar knows more than he is willing to admit.
As Elezaar teaches Marla the Rules of Gaining and Wielding Power, Marla starts on the road to becoming a tactician and a wily diplomat - but will that be enough to keep her son alive?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 752 pages, map
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 03/07/2008
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9781841496528
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Review by lewispike
In many ways this shouldn't be this good a book. The characters are largely quite predictable, stereotypical almost to the point of charicature, the good are wonderful, heroic or saintly, the bad are dastardly and wicked. The plots aren't as hackneyed as you'd guess from the characters, but they're not exactly ground-breaking either.However, two things change that. The first is the story of Marla, her change from a callow youth who falls in love with the first handsome young man she meets to an astute, powerful individual who understands her place in the world and how to use it to protect the interests of her children.This is a prequel to the Demon Child trilogy, which I have read but long enough ago I'm hazy on the details. They're details to a moderately small part of the Demon Child trilogy from what I do remember so at least for me there wasn't any real sense of disappointment as I so often find in prequels.I'm looking forward to the next book.