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The Charnel Prince

(2004)
(The second book in the Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone series)
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From Publishers Weekly
The age of Everon is ending in the elegiac second installment of bestseller Keyes's fresh and imaginative high fantasy saga that began with 2003's The Briar King. Told in a inventive prose often as disturbing as it is beautiful, Keyes's sprawling multiple-viewpoint narrative explores a weird landscape fraught with "ancient evils and fresh curses." Black briars spurt up "like slow fountains" wherever the Briar King walks in the King's Forest. As the Briar King turns villagers into unholy monsters, creatures such as greffyns and manticores once deemed the stuff of myth attack anyone who dares challenge him. In a land on the brink of civil war, assassins have claimed most of Queen Muriel's family except for her gifted youngest daughter, Anne Dare, who escaped death with her servant Austra, and is now struggling to return home to fulfill a prophecy. Other well-drawn characters include Sir Neil MeqVren, the queen's protector, and Leovigild "Leoff" Ackenzal, a talented composer. Those who haven't read The Briar King may have problems at first following the plot, but Keyes's lyricism, pacing and deft handling of eternally important topics—the dance between church and state, man and woman, life and death—make this a thought-provoking entertainment.
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Genre: Fantasy

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Hardback Editions

September 2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Charnel Prince (Kingdoms of Thorn & Bone - Book 2)
Author(s): Greg Keyes
ISBN: 1-4050-3353-3 / 978-1-4050-3353-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
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August 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Charnel Prince (The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone, Book 2)
Author(s): Greg Keyes
ISBN: 0-345-44067-6 / 978-0-345-44067-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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Paperback Editions

October 2005 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Charnel Prince (Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone, Book 2)
Author(s): Greg Keyes
ISBN: 0-345-44071-4 / 978-0-345-44071-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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October 2005 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Charnel Prince (Kingdoms of Thorn & Bone)
Author(s): Greg Keyes
ISBN: 0-330-41946-3 / 978-0-330-41946-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
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August 2004 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Charnel Prince (Kingdoms of Thorn & Bone)
Author(s): Greg Keyes
ISBN: 1-4050-3354-1 / 978-1-4050-3354-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tor
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Audio Editions

August 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Charnel Prince
Author(s): Greg Keyes
ISBN: 1-5318-0290-7 / 978-1-5318-0290-5
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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April 2010 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Charnel Prince: The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone, Book 2
Author(s): Greg Keyes
Publisher: Audible Studios
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April 2010 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Charnel Prince: The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone, Book 2
Author(s): Greg Keyes
Publisher: Audible Studios
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April 2010 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Charnel Prince: The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone, Book 2
Author(s): Greg Keyes
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2004 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Charnel Prince (The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone Book 2)
Author(s): Greg Keyes
Publisher: Del Rey
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