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The Serpent and the Rose

(2007)
(The first book in the War of the Rose series)
A novel by

 
 
The beautiful Averil is heir to the Duchy of Quitaine, in the Kingdom of Lys. She is a powerful mage, trained by the Ladies of the Isle, but when her father calls her home to take up her duties, she must leave that life behind. In her city of Fontevrai, she meets Gereint, raised as a common villager but greatly gifted in magic, a novice of the magical order of the Knights of the Rose. The Knights and their sister order, the Ladies of the Isle, defend a great secret: the means and location of the Serpents imprisonment a thousand years ago by the Young God in whose name their order was founded. Quitaine is under subtle attack by the King of Lys, who has secretly become an adept of the hidden order of the Serpent, and he will let nothing and no one stand in the way of his quest to discover how to free his God. But the Knights of the Rose and the Ladies of the Isle believe that if the Serpent is freed, the world will be enslaved to chaos: humanity will destroy itself, and all that man has made will be corrupted. The War of the Rose and Serpent has begun again, after a thousand years.

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Used availability for Kathleen Bryan's The Serpent and the Rose

Paperback Editions

February 2008 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Serpent and the Rose (The War of the Rose, Book 1)
Author(s): Kathleen Bryan
ISBN: 0-7653-5174-9 / 978-0-7653-5174-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Fantasy
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March 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Serpent and the Rose (The First Book of The War of the Rose)
Author(s): Kathleen Bryan
ISBN: 0-7653-1328-6 / 978-0-7653-1328-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

February 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Serpent and the Rose: The First Book in the War of the Rose
Author(s): Kathleen Bryan
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA