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The long-awaited beginning of the fourth story arc - Sword of the Canon - in the epic fantasy series, the Wars of Light and Shadow. Betrayed and double-crossed, Arithon s’Ffalenn is held captive by the Order of the Koriathain. The desperate Fellowship Sorcerers have gambled the weal of Athera and forced through the perilous bargain that spared him, as the last Prince of Rathain, and their sole hope of unity. To suspend the Prime Matriarch’s decree of execution, Arithon lives only to battle Marak’s horde of free wraiths, unleashed one by one from the shielding grip of the star wards. But on the day the last wraith is redeemed, the inflexible terms sealed by Dakar’s oath of debt will be forfeit… Against a backdrop in which the Religion of Light has undergone schism, the fanatical True Sect’s high priesthood stands consumed by its thwarted ambition: to conquer Havish, the backbone of order that secures the terms of Paravian survival. Now Lord Mayor of Etarra, Lysaer s’Ilessid must fight the pull of the Mistwraith’s curse, and battle for sanity to uphold his just ethic. Another young defender will stand at his side, newly sworn by the Sorcerer’s auspices. As Arithon’s life once again becomes the fulcrum that shifts the game board, Elaira’s choice might save or break the unstable future; while at large and answerable to no mortal law, Davien and the dragon that holds his service throw in the wild card no one predicts…

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Initiate’s Trial: First book of Sword of the Canon (The Wars of Light and Shadow, Book 9)
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Initiates Trial First book of Sword
January 2nd, 2014
Fantastic! I have taken some time out from this series and have come back to find there are two books I hadn't read. I got so excited that I bought initiates trial before storms end. Have just completed the book and I am now eagerly waiting Destiny's Conflict . It looks like this will be some time before its ready so will have to go back and read the whole series again
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Great book
September 30th, 2013
Just as riveting second time around. Janny is a wonderful story teller. Thank you Janny, can't wait for the next one.
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