• The Sworn

  • The Fallen Kings Cycle, Book 1
  • By: Gail Z. Martin
  • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
  • Length: 17 hrs and 34 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (153 ratings)

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The Sworn

By: Gail Z. Martin
Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
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Publisher's summary

As plague and famine scourge the Winter Kingdoms, a vast invasion force is mustering from beyond the northern seas. And at its heart, a dark spirit mage wields the blood magic of ancient, vanquished gods. Summoner-King Martris Drayke must attempt to meet this great threat, gathering an army from a country ravaged by civil war. Neighboring lands reel toward anarchy while plague decimates their leaders. Drayke must seek new allies from among the living - and the dead - as an untested generation of rulers face their first battle.

Then someone disturbs the legendary Dread as they rest in a millennia-long slumber beneath sacred barrows. Their warrior guardians, the Sworn, know the Dread could be pivotal as a force for great good or evil. But if it's the latter, could even the Summoner-King's sorcery prevail?

©2010 Gail Z. Martin (P)2011 Tantor

Critic reviews

"Fans of Martin's previous series as well as those who enjoy the large-scale fantasy of George R.R. Martin and Robert Jordan should enjoy this series opener." ( Library Journal)