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The Mirror of Worlds

(2007)
(The second book in the Crown of the Isles series)
A novel by

 
David Drake made his name in genre fiction with the Hammer's Slammers series of military science fiction about tough future mercenaries, launched in 1979. A versatile writer, he's also published well-received fantasies. Lord of the Isles opens a massive new saga of clashing swords and spells in an archipelago world. One thousand years beforehand, potent sorcery won a war only for it to backlash and sink the winning island. Now, with magic reaching another millennial peak of power, the world is endangered. Among the players are a king's ghost and two magicians who were present at the ancient disaster (one of them caused it), plus modern wizards, warriors, and unknowing descendants of royalty. Drake skillfully juggles multiple storylines as his engaging characters meet a wild variety of danger: rising and vanishing lands, the reanimated dead (not only human dead), out-of-control sorcery, demons, riots, traps, and other planes of reality including hell itself. The magic comes in several fascinating and often unpleasant flavors. Even likeable characters may die. This story reads well and halts at a satisfying moment of victory rather than at a nail-biting cliffhanger. It doesn't quite achieve epic scale--clearly Drake is keeping major trump cards in reserve for the coming sequels. A promising start. --David Langford, Amazon.co.uk

Genre: Fantasy
 
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Hardback Editions

July 2007 : USA Hardback
Title: The Mirror of Worlds (Crown of the Isles, Vol. 2)
Author(s): David Drake
ISBN: 0-7653-1260-3 / 978-0-7653-1260-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

November 2008 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: The Mirror of Worlds: The Second Volume of 'The Crown of the Isles' (Lord of the Isles)
Author(s): David Drake
ISBN: 0-7653-5117-X / 978-0-7653-5117-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Fantasy
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Audio Editions

May 2016 : MP3 CD
Title: The Mirror of Worlds (Crown of the Isles)
Author(s): David Drake
ISBN: 1-5113-9722-5 / 978-1-5113-9722-3
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2013 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Mirror of Worlds: The Crown of the Isles, Book 2
Author(s): David Drake
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

April 2013 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Mirror of Worlds: The Crown of the Isles, Book 2
Author(s): David Drake
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

July 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Mirror of Worlds: The Second Volume of 'The Crown of the Isles' (Lord of the Isles)
Author(s): David Drake
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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