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The Horsemen's Gambit

(The second book in the Blood of the Southlands series)
A novel by

David B. Coe created a richly textured, unique world in his Winds of the Forelands, and topped himself with The Sorcerer's Plague, his first novel set in the Southlands of the same world. Divided by clan rivalries and ancient feuds, suspicious of magics wielded by longtime enemies, the folk of the South have lived in a state of truce for generations. But peace is shattered when a woman looses a deadly plague on the magical Qirsi people.

While some people seek to prevent the spread of the plague, others see in this disaster a unique opportunity. With the magical folk weakened by the decimation of the plague, their unmagical enemies might be able to defeat them and take back lands lost in an ancient war. Haunted by the specter of what would be a tragic and devastating new war, the Southlands are aflame with rumors of violence, pestilence, and treachery.

Coe weaves together engagingly complex characters, unique, unusual magic, political intrigue and a compelling, unpredictable story into a captivating epic that will enthrall fantasy readers. A potent brew conjured by a masterful storyteller.

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Used availability for David B Coe's The Horsemen's Gambit

Hardback Editions

January 2008 : USA Hardback

Title: The Horsemen's Gambit (Blood of the Southlands, Book 2)
Author(s): David B Coe
ISBN: 0-7653-1639-0 / 978-0-7653-1639-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

February 2010 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: The Horsemen's Gambit: Book Two of Blood of the Southlands
Author(s): David B Coe
ISBN: 0-7653-5551-5 / 978-0-7653-5551-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Fantasy
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Audio Editions

September 2016 : MP3 CD

Title: The Horseman's Gambit
Author(s): David B Coe
ISBN: 1-5318-7688-9 / 978-1-5318-7688-3
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2013 : USA Audio edition

Title: The Horseman's Gambit: Blood of the Southlands, Book 2
Author(s): David B Coe
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon