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Kirith Kirin

(The first book in the Irion/Hormling series)
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Kirith Kirin is like no other fantasy that you have ever read.

Jim Grimsley has created a fantasy that could have come right from our world where power and greed can tempt, and sometimes conquer, even the most rightist person and where knowing who your friends and enemies are can be very difficult if not impossible. Yet it is not our world. For in Kirith Kirin's world magic is real, immortals walk the land, and people are sometimes the playthings for the dark arts.

The Blue Queen, upon resuming the throne while King Kirith Kirin's eternality is renewed in the Arthen forest, has partnered with a magician of the dark arts. No longer does she need to leave the throne to renew her eternal nature. Swayed by promises of the dark magician, she has claimed the throne forever and is extending her influence to the far corners of the world.

Malleable grey clouds, sidewinding wind, and intelligent lightning bolts made the trip across the vast Girdle nearly impossible. Out of nowhere, the Blue Queen's Patrols made haste to kill the boy and the warrior before they could safely reach the deep forest of Arthen. Riding upon two magnificent stallions, one a royal Prince out of Queen Mnemarra, Jessex and his uncle Sivisal reached Arthen despite a deadly storm that reeked of magic.

Thus begins Jessex's new life as he enters Arthen and moves into the royal court of Kirith Kirin.

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Paperback Editions

May 2000 : USA Paperback

Title: Kirith Kirin
Author(s): Jim Grimsley
ISBN: 1-892065-16-9 / 978-1-892065-16-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Meisha Merlin Publishing, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

May 2000 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Kirith Kirin (The City Behind the Stars Book 1)
Author(s): Jim Grimsley
Publisher: Ducktown Press
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