The Chronicles of Blood & Stone

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The Fifth Sorceress Publisher's Summary

It is more than three centuries since the ravages of a devastating war nearly tore apart the kingdom of Eutracia. In its wake, those who masterminded the bloodshed - a quartet of powerful, conquest-hungry Sorceresses - were sentenced to exile, with return all but impossible and death all but inevitable. Now a land of peace and plenty, protected and guided by a council of immortal wizards, Eutracia is about to crown a new king. And as the coronation approaches, the spirit of celebration fills every heart. Except one. 

Prince Tristan is a reluctant monarch-to-be. Though born with the “endowed” blood that will give him the power to master magic, and destined by tradition to succeed his father as ruler, he is a rebel soul. And when he discovers the ancient, hidden caves where strange red waters flow - possessed of their own mysterious magic - it only makes him yearn all the more to escape his future duty...and succumb to the stirrings of enchantment within him.

But more than tradition compels Tristan to ascend the throne. The very existence of Eutracia depends upon it. For after these long centuries of peace, dreadful omens have begun to appear, heralding something too unspeakable to ponder. And if indeed the old evil has returned, hungry to wreak vengeance, Tristan’s role in an ages-old prophecy must be fulfilled - or the cost to his kingdom and his people will be beyond imagination.  

It will be a battle like none ever known, against an enemy whose thirst for blood and domination is depthless and unyielding. And for Tristan, it will be the ultimate challenge: facing an adversary whose greatest weapon is the person he loves most - transformed into the instrument of his annihilation...and the catalyst that will doom Eutracia forever to darkness.

©2002 Robert Newcomb (P)2002 Random House, Inc., Random House Audio, a Division of Random House, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Fifth Sorceress

    • A Fantasy Novel
    • By: Robert Newcomb
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 58
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      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Not since Terry Goodkind unsheathed the Sword of Truth has there been such an epic tale of heroism and magic that so captures the imagination as this monumental new work by a master storyteller. In The Fifth Sorceress, Robert Newcomb conjures a time and place wrought with exquisite detail, characters vividly drawn and deeply felt, and a history rich in glory and horror, splendor and secrets.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I don't understand the controversy

    • By Bob-o on 04-19-14

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 2

    • The Gates of Dawn

    • The Chronicles of Blood and Stone, Book 2
    • By: Robert Newcomb
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 20 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    For three centuries, Eutracia was a kingdom at peace, ruled by a benevolent monarchy and guided by a council of wizards. But a horror from the past, long believed vanquished, returned with devastating fury. And when the battle against the bloodthirsty Sorceresses of the Coven was finally won, victory was not without its price. Now, the royal palace lies in ruins; the king and queen, the royal guard, and the Directorate of Wizards are dead; the land is lawless; and Prince Tristan - forced by the Coven to murder his father, the King - is a wanted man.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very enjoyable second installment.

    • By Bob-o on 04-19-14

    Regular price: $42.00

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    The Scrolls of the Ancients
    
    
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