Treason Keep: Book Two of the Hythrun Chronicles

Jennifer Fallon

Published by Tor Books, 2004
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Synopsis: According to legend, the last king of the Harshini sired a half-human child, known as the Demon Child, born to destroy a god . . . 


BestFantasyBooks.com lists the first book of the Demon Child Trilogy Medalon in the world's top 30 best political fantasy books along with New York Times Best Seller, Game of Thrones
 
Don't miss the next exciting installment! 
 
Treason Keep  is the second book in the epic Demon Child trilogy, part of the 10 adventure-filled, action-packed books of the Hythrun Chronicles, from international bestselling author, Jennifer Fallon. With the epic scope of the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, the humor of David Eddings in his heyday, the drama of Diana Gabaldon and the action, epic worldbuilding and political scheming of George R R Martin, and you'll have some idea of the fabulous worlds and the intriguing characters awaiting you in the Demon Child Trilogy.

R'shiel is on the brink of death, her destiny unfulfilled. To save her, the renegade Harshini Brak reluctantly makes a terrible bargain, as survival of the hidden Harshini race hangs in the balance.

Political turmoil spreads across Medalon and its neighbouring countries as the gods vie for power, using humans as pawns in a deadly battle for supremacy. On Medalon's northern border, Tarja and the Defenders are far too few to stand against the invaders from Karien. The only thing that can save them is an alliance with Hythria. But can Tarja trust his former enemy, Damin Wolflblade, warlord and heir to the throne of Hytrhia?

Meanwhile, King Hablet of Fardohnya weds his eldest daughter, Princess Adrina, to the Karien Heir. hoping to place his grandchild on the Karien throne. But the wayward and rebellious Adrina has her own plans, and the fate of three nations dangle upon her whim.


To avert bloodshed on a massive scale, three warring kingdoms must unite to diffuse the threat of Karien, a nation led by possessed priests and fanatics. Only the demon child - half human and half Harshini - has the power to compel obedience, but will she master her new talents in time to stop a divine war ...
 
Featuring a heady blend of political intrigue, war, and one of the great love-hate relationships in fantasy fiction, Treason Keep is sure to please the many fans of epic fantasy.

From the Back Cover: Praise for Treason Keep:
"A well-executed fantasy with complex characters and entertaining style."--Kirkus Reviews

"Intrigues, rivalries and romance provide an entertaining tangle in the second book in Australian fantasy author Fallon's Hythrun Chronicles (after Medalon). Accompanied by a large cast of compelling characters . . . new readers will be well rewarded; fans arriving straight from book one can dive right in."--Publishers Weekly, Sep 6, 2004

"Jennifer Fallon structures her novels to capture the reader from the opening paragraph and you can only break from her grasp when you reach the final page."--Altair

"Following up on the success of her debut novel Medalon, Australian author Jennifer Fallon is back with the second installment of her rousing Demon Child Trilogy. There's more action and a rash of political shenanigans in Treason Keep, but it's the warmth and humanity of her characters that will keep you reading."--TV Week (Australia)

Praise for Medalon:
"The fantasy genre has its baggage--Renaissance fairs, role-playing games, Christopher Lambert. So credit Fallon for exploring themes like dirty politics and religious tolerance for the launch of her Hythrun Chronicles series, a bestseller in her native Australia . . . an intriguing soap opera of espionage and family revelations."--Entertainment Weekly, 4/30/04, Nisha Gopalan

"A sparkling high fantasy debut. Fallon ponders all these possibilities and more in this satisfying melodrama, stocked with well-developed characters with clear motivations that carry them through a series of byzantine plots and counterplots, a mini-rebellion and even face-to-face contact with a variety of gods."--chPublishers Weekly

"Fallon brings a fair quota of wit and a healthy dose of realism . . . engaging."--Kirkus Reviews

"Medalon starts with a bang and just keeps on going with very few places to take a breath."--SFRevu

"A warm and intriguing book with all-too-human characters who draw you in more deeply with each page."--L.E. Modesitt, Jr.

"Medalon is an intriguing, intelligent and fun read with a refreshing take on female characters so often not seen in the genre."--Elizabeth Haydon

"A gripping tale of warring ambitions, politics, and real people. The characters (and even the gods!) spring to vivid, believable life, making Medalon a great read. More, please!"--Ed Greenwood

"I read Medalon by Jennifer Fallon and am impressed. This is a powerful, solid, imaginative, sometimes brutal fantasy novel with a splendidly worked out cast of characters. I like the way the gods are less than omnipotent, and dragons are magical constructs; this seems realistic in terms of magic, no oxymoron intended."--Piers Anthony

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