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Phoenix Ascendant

(2016)
(The third book in the Balanced Sword series)
A novel by

 
 
#3 in the Balanced Sword epic fantasy series, and series finale. Phoenix and her companions take on the King of All Hells in a final showdown with the fate of multiple worlds in the balance.

The King of All Hells Awaits

Kyri, Tobimar, and Poplock had managed—barely—to thwart the plans of the mad alchemist-mage Master Wieran, and defeat the monstrous Elderwyrm Sanamaveridion, saving the secret country of Kaizatenzei from the evil hidden at its core. Now they believe they have discovered the true architect of not just the fall of the Justiciars of Myrionar—god of Justice and Vengeance—but the unleashing of the forces of the Hells themselves against the other countries of Zarathan. They begin their journey back to Kyri's home, Evanwyl, to confront the being their new ally Miri calls Viedraverion, first son of the King of All Hells.

But behind that name lies an even more terrible secret, and a plan centuries in the making, a plan that depends on Kyri being who and what she is. Even if the three adventurers can escape the spies and traps within their own adventuring party, their final adversary awaits them eagerly. For with them they carry the key to their enemy's victory—a victory which will destroy not only Kyri, her friends, and her country, but also the gods themselves!

Yet Kyri and her allies have a hidden strength themselves. They are fighting for the right, and there are ancient gods and powers who may come to the aid of a true warrior's heart in the time of greatest need.

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Ryk E. Spoor, while earning his masters degree in Pittsburgh, became a playtesting consultant and writer for the Wizards of the Coast, the leading publisher of role-playing games and related novels. He now lives in East Greenbush, NY, working as a technical proposal writer for a high-tech R&D firm, and spending his non-writer time with his wife and sons. Spoor is the coauthor with New York Times best seller Eric Flint, of the popular Threshold series of science fiction novels. Spoor's solo novels for Baen include Paradigms Lost, Grand Central Arena, and Spheres of Influence. He is also the author of epic fantasy Phoenix Rising.

About Ryk E. Spoor's Phoenix Rising:
“A winner! Great characters, and thrilling adventure. I want more!”—Ed Greenwood, best-selling author of the Forgotten Realms series

“[E]xciting adventure, scary monsters, strange gods, and wondrous magic.”—Lawrence Watt-Evans

About Spheres of Influence:
“Fast and entertaining action and a world that has the feel of Asimov’s Foundation series.”—Sarah A. Hoyt, author of the Darkship saga

About Ryk E. Spoor’s Grand Central Arena:
“…an imaginative piece of space opera that’s set on a near-future Earth where artificial intelligence is taken for granted.”—Shiny Reviews

Grand Central Arena is space opera in the grand old tradition . . . but with modern sensibilities and awareness of current speculations in cutting edge physics.”—Fantasy Book Critic

About the Threshold Series by Ryk E. Spoor and Eric Flint
“. . . fast-paced sci-fi. . . light in tone and hard on science . . .” —Publishers Weekly

“. . . [the series is filled with] linguistics, biology, physics, and evolution further the story, as well as wacky humor, academic rivalries, and even some sweet romances.” —School Library Journal

The Balanced Sword Series
Phoenix Rising
Phoenix in Shadow
Phoenix Ascendant

Genre: Fantasy

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Paperback Editions

March 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Phoenix Ascendant (3) (Balanced Sword)
Author(s): Ryk E Spoor
ISBN: 1-4767-8129-X / 978-1-4767-8129-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Baen
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Audio Editions

September 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Phoenix Ascendant
Author(s): Ryk E Spoor
ISBN: 1-5318-7303-0 / 978-1-5318-7303-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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March 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Phoenix Ascendant: Phoenix, Book 3
Author(s): Ryk E Spoor
Publisher: Audible Studios
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March 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Phoenix Ascendant: Phoenix, Book 3
Author(s): Ryk E Spoor
Publisher: Audible Studios
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March 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Phoenix Ascendant: Phoenix, Book 3
Author(s): Ryk E Spoor
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Phoenix Ascendant: Phoenix, Book 3
Author(s): Ryk E Spoor
Publisher: Audible Studios
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Kindle Editions

February 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Phoenix Ascendant (Balanced Sword Series Book 3)
Author(s): Ryk E Spoor
Publisher: Baen Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU