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Rules of Ascension

(2002)
(The first book in the Winds of the Forelands series)
A novel by

 
 
David B. Coe, winner of the William L. Crawford Award for Best First Fantasy Series for the LonTobyn Chronicle, continues his rise to the top rank of fantasy writers with Rules of Ascension, the first novel of an exciting new epic fantasy quartet, Winds of the Forelands.



For centuries the Forelands were disputed by several tribes. Then came the magically gifted Qirsi--physically no match for their foes, but capable of mindsight, creating and controlling mists and fire, and bending solid matter to their purpose. After a Qirsi traitor betrayed his race to save himself, the Qirsi were defeated and dispersed among the seven realms of the Forelands. Those specially endowed Qirsi capable of multiple powers, the Weavers, were all put to death.



For centuries the Forelands enjoyed relative peace. But when Tavis, the heir to the Kingdom of Curgh, is wrongfully blamed for the murder of a noble, the accusation sets in motion a series of events culminating in civil war. The ensuing chaos topples the throne in Eibithar and threatens to rain chaos on all the realms of the Forelands. Tavis, thrust into the center of deadly controversy and stripped of the protection of his family's nobility, turns to the Qirsi, his last remaining hope for redemption. But another Qirsi traitor, secretly fomenting fear and mistrust among the Dukedoms, seeks to destroy Tavis. Tavis must survive long enough to clear his name and save an entire kingdom. A powerful, compelling tale set in an unforgettable land, rules of Ascension will capture your heart and fire your imagination.

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Praise for this book

"One of the things that delights me most when reading fantasy is being shown new worlds---vivid, fascinating new places to explore, and find new adventures. In Rules of Ascension, David Coe gives us a world to remember, a world we can't help wanting to know more about. I eagerly await other tales of the Forelands!" - Ed Greenwood


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March 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: Rules of Ascension (Winds of the Forelands, Book 1)
Author(s): David B Coe
ISBN: 0-312-87807-9 / 978-0-312-87807-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

May 2003 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Rules of Ascension: Book One of Winds of the Forelands
Author(s): David B Coe
ISBN: 0-8125-8984-X / 978-0-8125-8984-9 (USA edition)
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May 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: Rules of Ascension
Author(s): David B Coe
ISBN: 1-5113-9706-3 / 978-1-5113-9706-3
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Title: Rules of Ascension: Winds of the Forelands, Book 1
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Title: Rules of Ascension: Winds of the Forelands, Book 1
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March 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Rules of Ascension: Winds of the Forelands, Book 1
Author(s): David B Coe
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