Tainted Realm

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 203 ratings

Vengeance Publisher's Summary

In an unjust land, the only law is vengeance. In Cython’s slave camps, it’s the timid and obedient who survive – and Tali is neither, for she has sworn to bring her mother’s killers to justice. Her dramatic escape precipitates Cython’s war on Hightspall and, when Tali is rescued by Rix, heir to Hightspall’s greatest fortune, they flee through a land in turmoil. But Rix’s subconscious is scarred by a sickening secret that links him to the killing, and before they can solve the crime and defend the realm, Tali and Rix must learn to trust each other. All the while, Tali is hunted by a faceless sorcerer who canonly be beaten by magic, yet the one person who can teachher to use her unruly magic is the sorcerer himself. As she unravels the conspiracy behind her mother’s murder, Tali’s quest turns to a lust for vengeance. But how can she avenge herself on a killer who died two thousand years ago?

©2011 Ian Irvine 2011 (P)2011 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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  • Book 1

    • Vengeance

    • The Tainted Realm Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Ian Irvine
    • Narrated by: Grant Cartwright
    • Length: 25 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 91

    In an unjust land, the only law is vengeance. In Cython’s slave camps, it’s the timid and obedient who survive – and Tali is neither, for she has sworn to bring her mother’s killers to justice. Her dramatic escape precipitates Cython’s war on Hightspall and, when Tali is rescued by Rix, heir to Hightspall’s greatest fortune, they flee through a land in turmoil.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Eh, never really felt right

    • By Jeff Jackson on 03-01-12

    Regular price: $27.27

  • Book 2

    • Rebellion: The Tainted Realm Trilogy, Book 2

    • By: Ian Irvine
    • Narrated by: Grant Cartwright
    • Length: 23 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    Magery is failing, the war has been lost and Hightspall has fallen. The Cythonian enemy, led by their reincarnated sorcerer-king, Lyf, are determined to wipe it off the map and build their ancient realm of Cythe anew. Rix, now known as Deadhand, was once heir to the greatest fortune in all Hightspall. Now he’s disgraced, dispossessed and is running for his life. Tali, an escaped slave, is held captive. But when she discovers that her enslaved people face genocide at the hands of the enemy, Tali conceives a desperate, impossible plan. But before she can hope to save her people, Tali has to confront her own darkest fear - a return to slavery.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great continuance of the first book.

    • By Pete C on 04-02-15

    Regular price: $27.97

  • Book 3

    • Justice

    • The Tainted Realm Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Ian Irvine
    • Narrated by: Grant Cartwright
    • Length: 22 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    The once beautiful land of Hightspall is being carved up by warring armies led by figures from out of legend. One army is headed by the charismatic brute, Axil Grandys, and the other by Lyf, resurrected sorcerer-king and Axil's ancient nemesis. Only the escaped slave Tali and her unreliable magic stand in their way, but Tali's gift grows more painful every time she uses it.

    • The Tainted Realm Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Ian Irvine
    • Narrated by: Grant Cartwright
    • Length: 22 hrs and 35 mins
    • Release date: 10-01-13
    • 4 out of 5 stars 46 ratings

    Regular price: $31.47