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Publisher's Summary

Anna Marshal is regent of the kingdom of Defalk only a few months after a sorcerer pulled her from her boring life as a music teacher in Ames, Iowa, to the world of Erde. With her ability and her integrity, she saved Defalk from invasion and became its regent; now she must defend it against the greedy rulers of neighboring kingdoms who see a weakened state and a possible opportunity.

©1998 L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (P)2015 Tantor

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"[T]his is an agreeable and worthwhile addition." ( Kirkus

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Great story

I love the story and world. The main character is a bit whinny and swears sometimes but the plot more than makes up for it.

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loved every minute

I've loved every minute of the "Spell Song War"
I am going right on to the next book in this series!

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meh

the authors other series are much better. the protagonist in this story is to whiny. the magic system is not as clean as the other series. just not the same quality. I don't know but maybe money was tight the week he wrote this book.

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Another Fantastic Modesitt Novel

I have come to expect great stories from this amazing author. He has never let me down. His ability to draw you into his worlds is extraordinary. Thank the Lord for authors like this.

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Storyline pretty much as expected.

No real surprises here, then again, it would be pretty severe plot manipulation for it to have gone any other way. Obviously awaiting the next book, The young, evil sorcerer in brown still needs killin'.