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Series Information:The whole series is one epic story which is broken up into separate books. There are time jumps between the different Arcs, but each builds heavily on the story in previous books. This series by Janny Wurts, is subdivided into five Arcs.Arc I - The Curse of the Mistwraith forms its own Arc.Arc II - The Ships of MeriorArc III - Al…
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The Curse of the Mistwraith
Janny Wurts - Nov 01, 2004 (first published in 1993)
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The world of Athera lives in eternal fog, its skies obscured by the malevolent Mistwraith. Only the combined powers of two half-brothers can challenge the Mistwraith’s stranglehold: Arithon, Master of Shadow and Lysaer, Lord of Light.Arithon and Lysaer will find that they are inescapably bound inside a pattern of events dictated by their own deepes...
Book 2
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The Ships of Merior
Janny Wurts - Jul 08, 2010 (first published in 1994)
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A powerful, layered weaving of myth, prose and pure imagination – The Ships of Merior continues an epic fantasy series perfect for enthusiasts of The Dark Tower and Earthsea.The second volume of Janny Wurts's incomparable series following Arithon and Lysaer, two brothers forced to take opposite sides in a relentless conflict.After defeating the mal...
Book 3
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Warhost of Vastmark
Janny Wurts - Jul 08, 2010 (first published in 1995)
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Janny Wurts’s epic tale of two half-brothers cursed to life-long enmity reaches new heights in the third volume, now re-released with a striking new cover.Tricked once more by his wily half-brother, Lysaer, Lord of Light, arrives at the tiny harbour town of Merior to find that Arithon’s ship yards have been abandoned and meticulously destroyed, and...
Book 4
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Fugitive Prince
First Book of The Alliance of Light (The Wars of Light and Shadow, Book 4)
Janny Wurts - Feb 25, 2010 (first published in 1997)
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Where there is light, there must always be shadow… The fourth volume in Janny Wurts’s spectacular epic fantasy, now re-released with a striking new cover design along with the rest of the series.The schism began with two half-brothers empowered to subdue a Mistwraith. In revenge it cursed them to a life of perpetual conflict. Each believes absolute...
Book 5
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Grand Conspiracy
Second Book of The Alliance of Light (The Wars of Light and Shadow, Book 5)
Janny Wurts - Feb 09, 2009 (first published in 1999)
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Janny Wurts's justifiably skilful and lovingly composed Wars of Light and Shadow series joins the ranks of Robert Jordan's protracted Wheel of Time series, et al., as either--depending on which camp you hail from--the height of high fantasy or the deeply frustrating (yet persistent) problem with the genre. All that said, Wurts has wooed many fans t...
Book 6
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Peril's Gate
Janny Wurts - Feb 01, 2002 (first published in 2001)
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Where there is light, there must always be shadow… The fourth volume in Janny Wurts’s spectacular epic fantasy, now re-released with a striking new cover design along with the rest of the series.The curse that hangs over the Master of Shadow, Arithon, and Lord of Light, Lysaer, is drawing the two half-brothers ever closer towards direct conflict. F...
Book 7
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Traitor's Knot
Fourth Book of The Alliance of Light
Janny Wurts - Jun 17, 2009 (first published in 2004)
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The gripping penultimate instalment of the Alliance of Light.When half brothers Lysaer and Arithon defeated the Mistwraith its revenge left them cursed to lifelong enmity.Having conquered the maze and achieved self-redemption, Arithon, Master of Shadow, is now the guest of the formidable sorcerer, Davien the Betrayer. No one knows how his influence...
Book 8
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Stormed Fortress
Fifth Book of The Alliance of Light (The Wars of Light and Shadow, Book 8)
Janny Wurts - Feb 09, 2009 (first published in 2007)
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Half-brothers Arithon and Lysaer were laid under a curse of lifelong enmity when they defeated the Mistwraith and freed the world of Athera. Now the citadel at Alestron is under siege by Lysaer and his troops, and Arithon must stand alone at the hour of reckoning as the true purpose of the Koriani enchantresses becomes fully unveiled....
Book 9
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Initiate's Trial
First book of Sword of the Canon (The Wars of Light and Shadow, Book 9)
Janny Wurts - Oct 27, 2011
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The first book in the fourth arc, Sword of the Canon, finds Arithon and Lysaer on an unstoppable path toward direct conflictHalf-brothers Arithon and Lysaer were laid under a curse of lifelong enmity when they defeated the Mistwraith and freed the world of Athera. Now Arithon has been magically imprisoned and his memories have been removed. Meanwhi...
Book 10
#10
Destiny's Conflict
Book Two of Sword of the Canon (The Wars of Light and Shadow, Book 10)
Janny Wurts - Oct 05, 2017
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The long-awaited second book of the fourth story arc - Sword of the Canon - in the epic fantasy series, the Wars of Light and Shadow.Lysaer’s unstable integrity lies under threat of total downfall, and as his determined protector, Daliana will face the most frightening decision of her young life.Arithon, Master of Shadow, is marked for death and st...