Horrible screams pierce the night air as the Daystar, Queen Hesta of Akhemony, wrestles with the delivery of the King's child. Heir to the throne of Oceaxis, she is beautifully formed except for one heartbreaking deformity - she is born without feet. Consigned immediately to the domain of death, the lame infant is dispatched to Thon, the underworld temple, and baptized Cemira - "snake" - the name she will bear throughout a lifetime of darkness. It is only at the behest of Urdombis, the Sun Consort, that Cemira is wrested from the temple of death, renamed Callistra, and restored to her rightful place in the kingdom.

Recounting a deadly battle for power, pitting the forces of man against the supernatural, her story is one that will captivate, shock, and terrify.

Genre: Fantasy

Used availability for Tanith Lee's Mortal Suns

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August 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Mortal Suns
Author(s): Tanith Lee
ISBN: 1-58567-207-6 / 978-1-58567-207-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
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