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Mistress of the Catacombs

(2001)
(The fourth book in the Lord of the Isles series)
A novel by

 
 
In the fourth volume of Lord of the Isles, Prince Garric of Haft, the reluctant hero now ruling the Kingdom of the Isles as best he can, has solved some of his logistical and financial problems. Unfortunately, much of his opposition comes from immaterial forces, as rogue wizards, some nonhuman, cast spells right and left. Various bestial hordes swarm in all quarters, and though the Mistress of the Catacombs remains off-stage, the mere fact that she exists raises the levels of threat to the realm and tension in the narrative. Garric isn't fighting alone, of course; sister Sharina, ghost-adviser Cashel, and student of Hell's magic Ilna guard his flanks and back. The book doesn't escape the problem, inherent to its place in the saga, of dividing its considerable length between filling in backstory and advancing the plots, counterplots, and subplots. That adversely affects pacing but not world building, characterization, and systems of magic, which are all so well conceived that the saga continues to be Drake's most ambitious work to date. Roland Green
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Hardback Editions

August 2002 : USA Hardback

Title: Mistress of the Catacombs
Author(s): David Drake
ISBN: 1-4178-0600-1 / 978-1-4178-0600-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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September 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Mistress of the Catacombs (Lord of the Isles, Book 4)
Author(s): David Drake
ISBN: 0-312-87387-5 / 978-0-312-87387-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

August 2002 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Mistress of the Catacombs (Lord of the Isles, Book 4)
Author(s): David Drake
ISBN: 0-8125-7540-7 / 978-0-8125-7540-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Fantasy
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May 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: Mistress Of The Catacombs (GOLLANCZ S.F.)
Author(s): David Drake
ISBN: 0-575-07427-2 / 978-0-575-07427-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Gollancz
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Audio Editions

May 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: Mistress of the Catacombs
Author(s): David Drake
ISBN: 1-5113-9723-3 / 978-1-5113-9723-0
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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September 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Mistress of the Catacombs: Lord of the Isles, Book 4
Author(s): David Drake
Publisher: Audible Studios
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September 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Mistress of the Catacombs: Lord of the Isles, Book 4
Author(s): David Drake
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Mistress of the Catacombs: The fourth book in the epic saga of 'Lord of the Isles'
Author(s): David Drake
Publisher: Tor Books
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