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Phoenix Rising

(2012)
(The first book in the Balanced Sword series)
A novel by

 
 
Now with an all new picture, deleted chapters of Phoenix Rising that provide backstory, and a short story by Ryk E. Spoor!

A new breakout fantasy epic filled with strong world building, engaging characters, and wondrous adventure.

Kyri: a highborn young woman whose life is shattered by the murder of her kin. But even as Kyri flees her beloved land Evanwyl, she knows that she is her family's only hope for justice, and Evanwyl's only chance to escape a growing shadow of corruption and destruction.

Now Kyri must venture across Zarathan, a world on the brink of a long foretold Chaos War. It is a struggle that may usher in a long age of darkness— that is, if Kyri and her companions do not succeed in holding back the tide of evil that is rising. Those companions include valiant swordsman Tobimar Silverun, Prince of Skysand, exiled on the turn of a card and a prophecy, who is now seeking his people's lost homeland; and Poplock Duckweed, an unlikely hero whose diminutive size is as much a weapon as it is a weakness.

Kyri's quest is as simple as it is profound: find a legendary ancient weaponsmith, take up the sword and armor of a new order of warrior defenders, and bring the power of justice and vengeance to the evil and corruption that has darkened her native land.

At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"I became very involved with Kyri's quest for vengeance and justice." - P C Hodgell

"Exciting, adventure, scary monsters, strange gods, and wondrous magic." - Lawrence Watt-Evans


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Used availability for Ryk E Spoor's Phoenix Rising

Paperback Editions

September 2013 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Phoenix Rising (1) (Balanced Sword)
Author(s): Ryk E Spoor
ISBN: 1-4767-3613-8 / 978-1-4767-3613-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Baen
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


November 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Phoenix Rising (1) (Balanced Sword)
Author(s): Ryk E Spoor
ISBN: 1-4516-3841-8 / 978-1-4516-3841-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Baen
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

June 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Phoenix Rising
Author(s): Ryk E Spoor
ISBN: 1-5226-6452-1 / 978-1-5226-6452-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


November 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Phoenix Rising: Phoenix, Book 1
Author(s): Ryk E Spoor
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


November 2014 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Phoenix Rising: Phoenix, Book 1
Author(s): Ryk E Spoor
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon AU   


November 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Phoenix Rising: Phoenix, Book 1
Author(s): Ryk E Spoor
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


November 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Phoenix Rising: Phoenix, Book 1
Author(s): Ryk E Spoor
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Phoenix Rising, Second Edition (Balanced Sword Series Book 1)
Author(s): Ryk E Spoor
Publisher: Baen Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU