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The Born Queen

(2008)
(The fourth book in the Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone series)
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In The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone, Greg Keyes has crafted a brilliant saga of magic, adventure, and love set against a backdrop of clashing empires and an ancient, reawakened evil. Now, with The Born Queen, Keyes brings his epic to a masterly close, gathering the strands of plot and character into a stunning climax that both completes and transcends all that has gone before.

The Briar King is dead, and the world itself follows him to ruin. Aspar White, wounded and tired, must embark on one last quest to save the forest and the people he loves, but he has little hope of success.

Anne Dare at last sits on the throne of Crotheny, but for how long? The Church, now led by the corrupt and powerful Marché Hespero, has declared a holy war against her, giving the king of Hansa the pretext he needs to unleash his vast might on the young queen and her unready army.

But Hansa is the least of Anne's worries. The Hellrune, war seer of Hansa, strikes at her through vision and prophecy. The Kept'"last of the elder Skasloi lords'"weaves his own dark webs. Anne's teacher and ally in the sedos world might also be her worst enemy, and Anne's own mounting strength compels her toward madness.

Surviving these dangers and mastering her eldritch abilities are merely prelude to the real struggle. There are many'"some with power matching or even exceeding Anne's own'"who are willing to kill in order to seize control. For whoever sits upon the throne will have the ultimate command to bring about the world's salvation'"or its apocalypse.

Genre: Fantasy

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Hardback Editions

July 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Born Queen (Kingdoms of Thorn & Bone)
Author(s): Greg Keyes
ISBN: 1-4050-3358-4 / 978-1-4050-3358-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
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March 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Born Queen (Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone, Book 4)
Author(s): Greg Keyes
ISBN: 0-345-44069-2 / 978-0-345-44069-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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Paperback Editions

April 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Born Queen (Bello)
Author(s): Greg Keyes
ISBN: 0-230-77276-5 / 978-0-230-77276-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
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April 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Born Queen (Kingdoms of Thorn & Bone 4)
Author(s): Greg Keyes
ISBN: 0-330-41948-X / 978-0-330-41948-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
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January 2009 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Born Queen (The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone, Book 4)
Author(s): Greg Keyes
ISBN: 0-345-44073-0 / 978-0-345-44073-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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April 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Born Queen (Kingdoms of Thorn & Bone)
Author(s): Greg Keyes
ISBN: 1-4050-3357-6 / 978-1-4050-3357-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
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Audio Editions

August 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Born Queen
Author(s): Greg Keyes
ISBN: 1-5318-0186-2 / 978-1-5318-0186-1
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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April 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Born Queen: The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone, Book 4
Author(s): Greg Keyes
Publisher: Audible Studios
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April 2010 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Born Queen: The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone, Book 4
Author(s): Greg Keyes
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon AU   


April 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Born Queen: The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone, Book 4
Author(s): Greg Keyes
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


April 2010 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Born Queen: The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone, Book 4
Author(s): Greg Keyes
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

March 2008 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Born Queen (The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone Book 4)
Author(s): Greg Keyes
Publisher: Del Rey
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA