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Lord of the Silent Kingdom

(2007)
(The second book in the Instrumentalities of the Night series)
A novel by

 
 
It's cold. The wells of power are weakening and the forces of Night grow strong. The gods are real, and still have some power, mostly to do harm. The Instrumentalities of the Night are the worst of these.

Piper Hecht, born Else Tage, survived a battle with the Instrumentalities. Now he's Captain-General of the armies fighting a crusade for Patriarch Sublime V. Intrigues swirl around the throne of the Grail Empire, as the imperial family's enemy Anne of Menand raises money to help the perpetually indebted Patriarch finance his crusades. To reduce his own vulnerability, sickly young Emperor Lothar assigns his two half-sisters—his immediate heirs—to their own realms.

Now Piper Hecht learns that the legendary sorceror Cloven Februaren, referred to as the Ninth Unknown, is still alive, more than 100 years old, and on Piper's side. As the dynastic politics of the Empire become even more convoluted, it's clear that while the old gods may be fading, they're determined to do everything they can to bend the doings of men to their own advantage.

Sieges, explosions, betrayals, Anti-Patriarchs, and suspicious deaths will ensue as the great chess game plays itself out, with Piper Hecht at the center of it all…

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Used availability for Glen Cook's Lord of the Silent Kingdom

Hardback Editions

February 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Lord of the Silent Kingdom (Instrumentalities of the Night)
Author(s): Glen Cook
ISBN: 0-7653-0685-9 / 978-0-7653-0685-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

August 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lord of the Silent Kingdom: A Novel of the Instrumentalities of the Night
Author(s): Glen Cook
ISBN: 0-7653-2605-1 / 978-0-7653-2605-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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January 2008 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Lord of the Silent Kingdom (Instrumentalities of the Night, Bk. 2)
Author(s): Glen Cook
ISBN: 0-7653-4597-8 / 978-0-7653-4597-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Fantasy
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Audio Editions

April 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Lord of the Silent Kingdom: The Instrumentalities of the Night, Book 2
Author(s): Glen Cook
Publisher: Audible Studios
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April 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Lord of the Silent Kingdom: The Instrumentalities of the Night, Book 2
Author(s): Glen Cook
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


April 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Lord of the Silent Kingdom: The Instrumentalities of the Night, Book 2
Author(s): Glen Cook
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

February 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Lord of the Silent Kingdom: A Novel of the Instrumentalities of the Night
Author(s): Glen Cook
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA