When an evil witch secretly substitutes her own son for that of a royal heir, she unwittingly creates her own greatest nemesis. Condemned to a hole-in-the-wall existence at the bottom of society, the true heir must study magic to survive. But when he discovers his own true identity, he learns that to reclaim the throne he must unleash a magic that will destroy his world! From World Fantasy Award-winner Darrell Schweitzer comes his otherworldly masterpiece, The Shattered Goddess.
Darrell Schweitzer's first novel is a powerful tale of Prince Evnos of Iankoros, who seeks to reclaim his bride from the God of Death. Rich with strange sorceries, grim mythologies, and hostile gods, this is a tale of heroism and horror, seeming triumph and subsequent tragedy, and strange turns of fate which none of the characters could possible foresee. It is a modern classic reminiscent of E.R. Eddison, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Lord Dunsany - and yet uniquely the author's own.
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