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The Death God's Citadel(1980)
(The second book in the Krantin series)
A novel by Juanita Coulson
The thrilling sequel to The Web of Wizardry
"A richly-detailed construction of fantasy ... A complex culture with a sorcerous touch upon the whole." C.J. Cherryh
Alighting in a new land, Tyrus and Erezjan are no strangers to a life of wandering. They have travelled far and wide across the realm of Krantin, descrying regions from afar.
Now they find themselves integrated into life in a distant and eccentric new province, Couredh. Before long, it becomes obvious that they will not be able to conceal the true nature of their arrival from the locals for long...
Their true mission: to track down a murderous wizard named Vraduir.
Tyrus and Erezjan have set themselves on his trail in an attempt to prevent him from wreaking more havoc and destruction upon the people of Krantin.
But they can't do it alone...
An alliance is forged in secret between Tyrus and Erezjan and the malicious wizard's defecting companions, Jathelle and Ilissa. They too know the doom that faces this world if they stand by and do nothing.
As they track their quarry ever northward into the cold and barren wildlands, they encounter magic like they have never seen - both of man and of the gods. Vraduir's thirst for power has caused him to sacrifice much in order to forge and bond with the gods and call upon their power.
Now Tyrus, Erezjan, Jathelle, Ilissa and their compainions must journey toward the Death God's Citadel, a realm at the top of the world from which no man has ever returned.
The Death God's Citadel is a thrill-packed, beautifully written tale of magic, relationships, and what happens when man oversteps his limits.
Praise for Juanita Coulson:
"Coulson works on an enormous canvas - sometimes almost overwhelming. The characters are always memorable." Marion Zimmer Bradley
Juanita Coulson is an American science fiction and fantasy writer. She is also widely known in filk music circles since the 1950s for her singing and songwriting; she has won several Pegasus Awards for her filking. For thirty-three years, she co-edited the science fiction fanzine Yandro with her husband "Buck" (Robert Coulson). Yandro was nominated for a Hugo Award every year from 1958-1967; it won the award in 1965, thus marking Coulson as one of the very first women to be so honored.
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August 1984 : USA Mass Market Paperback
May 1980 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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