The long awaited seventh book in Elizabeth Haydon's critically-acclaimed epic fantasy series, the Symphony of Ages.
The war that they had feared is now upon them. Ashe and Rhapsody, leaders of the Cymrian Alliance, are gathering their allies to combat the machinations of Talquist, who will soon be crowned emperor of Sorbold. Gwydion Navarne remains by Ashe's side. Anborn, Lord Marshal, has taken to the field. And Rhapsody has been forced into hiding to protect the life of her infant son.
The Merchant Emperor of Sorbold has unintentionally allied himself with a pair of demons and has begun targeting the dragons that remain on the Middle Continent. Talquist will stop at nothing until the Cymrians are wiped out and the entire continent and the rest of the Known World is under his rule.
Assailed by danger from all sides, surrounded by lies and intrigue, Rhapsody is left with one undeniable truth: if their forces are to prevail, she must join the war herself, wielding the Daystar Clarion, an ancient weapon whose power is nearly unparalleled. As she struggles to reconcile her duties as a mother and ruler, a danger far more devastating than Talquist is stirring beneath the surface of the land itself.
In The Merchant Emperor, beloved characters are forced to make soul shattering sacrifices. Bestselling author Elizabeth Haydon has delivered a breathtaking seventh installment to the Symphony of Ages.
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Haydon's long-awaited return to her Symphony of Ages series (picking up where 2006's The Assassin King left off) is a brilliant tapestry of familial sacrifice and adversity in a land of music and dragons. Skysinger Rhapsody and half-dragon Ashe, leaders of the Cymrians, are preparing for war against the demon-driven Emperor of F'dor. As their enemies draw closer, Rhapsody magically severs parts of her spirit in an effort to hide her son, the prophesied Child of Time, from the emperor, who is bent on seeking immortality through consuming the baby's heart. The dragon Anwyn, Ashe's grandmother, who once ruled the Cymrians, is no less bent on destroying Rhapsody and her family. Rhapsody must both engage in dangerous combat and fight for a sense of self that she has already begun to forget. With taut plotting and unforgettable characters, Haydon's latest will easily enchant new readers.
Nice continuation of the story of three. It's an easy read and quite interesting.