The Lyre Thief (The Hythrun Chronicles)

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Her Serene Highness, Rakaia, Princess of Fardohnya, is off to Hythria, where her eldest sister is now the High Princess, to find herself a husband, and escape the inevitable bloodbath in the harem when her brother takes the throne.

Rakaia is not interested in marrying anyone, least of all some brute of a Hythrun Warlord she's never met, but she has a plan to save herself from that, too. If she can just convince her baseborn sister, Charisee, to play along, she might actually get away with it.

But there is trouble brewing across the continent. High Prince of Hythria, Damin Wolfblade, must head north to save the peace negotiated a decade ago between the Harshini, Hythria, Fardohnya, Medalon and Karien. He must leave behind an even more dangerous conflict brewing between his wife and his powerful mother, Princess Marla.

...And in far off Medalon, someone has stolen the music.

Their quest for the tiny stolen lyre containing the essence of the God of Music will eventually touch all their lives, threaten everything they hold dear and prove to be far more personal than any of them can imagine.

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Fallon is the author of 21 full-length bestselling novels and a number of published short stories in genres ranging from horror to science fiction, and a bestselling series on writing.

In addition to 4 complete fantasy series - The Demon Child trilogy, The Hythrun Chronicles, the Second Sons Trilogy,The Tide Lords Quadrilogy and the Rift Runners series - Fallon has written both a tie-novel and short fiction for the TV series, Stargate SG1, an official Zorro story, a novella for the Legends of Australian Fantasy Anthology and has a superhero - The Violet Valet (CHICKS IN CAPES).

Fallon has a Masters Degree from the Creative Arts faculty of QUT. A computer trainer and application specialist, Fallon currently works in the IT industry and spends at least a month each year working at Scott Base in Antarctica.

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Ahhh where to even begin with the Lyre Thief ?! This story has absolutely everything a fantasy lover will well...love. There is brilliant world building, complex political intrigues and court politics, and some pretty bad ass characters. There is prophecy and warring gods as well. What more could you want?! I went into this semi blind since this is not a well known book or author to me and I was so glad I took that leap.

There are multiple character POV's that are incredibly intricately woven. I began to worry that I was not going to be able to fill in plot holes left by the last series but it quickly became apparent I need not fear. Fallon does a great job of informing the readers with out loads just strait info dumpage.

The epicness of what is going down is incredibly easy to grasp yet still very intriguing at the same time. I can't stress enough just how broad a picture she is able to paintI am without a doubt going to go back and read the series that took place before this called Demon Child,This is classic fantasy awesomeness at it's best. I cannot WAIT to see what happens next. Bring on Retribution (Hythrun Chronicles: War of the Gods #2)!!

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