Suzanne of Silver Lake(2002)
(The first book in the Annals of Kar-Neloth series)
A novel by Michael C Beard
In the Empire, the centuries-old search for the Lost Empress is about to end... For four hundred years the descendants of Emperor Nathan carried out his decree to search for Empress Suzanne, taken from his side by dark magic. Though her location was unknown, a powerful spell kept both Nathan and Suzanne preserved through the centuries until she would be found, the enchantment broken, and the two legendary founders of Kar-Neloth reunited. When Prince Randoll returns to Silver Lake with the news that he has discovered Suzanne with the aid of a Greyhair wizard, King Jeremy faces the daunting task of awakening the sleeping emperor and trying to rally the ancient empire around long-disappointed hopes ... and then bring Suzanne back to Silver Lake. [Excerpt] Jeremy furrowed his brow. "My fear is not for their reunion, but for the condition of the empire. How will Kar-Neloth receive the news? King Philip of Sliin will no doubt claim fraud and possibly become hostile. Who can guess how Yuroshik will respond? Pash will mock us, I'm sure. And what of Grapland? It will be too easy for them to convince Hommit to withdraw their border guards. Without doubt they will launch their fleets and march their armies at the first word of the Tomb's opening!" [Excerpt]Anne considered Jeremy's words. It was fearsome, indeed, to think of waking Nathan in such a day. Once a cherished hope becomes reality, what does it take, and what does it cost, to embrace it? Discover the world of Kar-Neloth and the impassioned hearts of its people and rulers as they struggle to bring their empress home again.
Used availability for Michael C Beard's Suzanne of Silver Lake
January 2002 : USA Paperback
January 2002 : Canada, UK Kindle edition