|Crown of Renewal (2014) [Novel]|
by Elizabeth Moon
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Series: Legend of Paksenarrion
(From the author):
In this final volume of Paladin's Legacy, overlapping crises beset realm after realm.
The resurgence of magery among those with no family history of it exposes the weaknesses of the Fellowship of Gird in Fintha and Tsaia and leads to civil war in Fintha. No one understands why magery is appearing now--what caused it, who is responsible, how it can be stopped--or how society can change to live with it. Invasions of iynisin, those ancient elven traitors, has led the lord of the western elves to demand that someone--someone human--wake the enchanted magelords in Kolobia and remove them, so that Dragon can remake the stone and once more imprison the iynisin. He insists the person who enchanted them is alive now--but how could a human live for centuries?
In the South, the Duke of Immer plans another campaign year of terror, sure of his power to rule over all with the aid of a powerful secret ally. Iynisin attack the very court of Tsaia, intent on stealing the royal regalia Dorrin Verrakai found and gave to the king--with disastrous results for the king's own family. And in Lyonya, the remnants of the Ladysforest elves include a traitor determined to destroy King Kieri and his family.
Over all the lands, north and south, an unusual drought begins what may be the same doom that fell upon Old Aare, turning a once green and fertile land into a desert of rock and sand. Who will survive these crises, and what sacrifices will be demanded?
Original title: Crown of Renewal
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Sword and Sorcery