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Book Title: The Sapphire Throne|
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ISBN 13: 9780743408264
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The author of the book: Freda Warrington
Edition: Simon and Schuster
Date of issue: 2000
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Freda Warrington has been publishing fantasy since 1986. The Amber Citadel (1991) opened her "Jewel fire Trilogy", continued in The Sapphire Throne. Book one ended with ambiguous victory in a civil war among the Nine Realms of Aventuria--a war fomented by the unpleasant Bhahdradomen shapeshifters or Eaters:
They consume life to the bare bones, even consume space itself, but at the end of it they are still thin, still hungry.
Practical attempts to regroup and mend political fences after the war are overshadowed by a doom-laden sense that everything happened just as the villains wanted. The land itself remains badly wounded. Investigative and diplomatic expeditions are sent to the Eaters' land of exile and the other world of the elf-like Aelyr. The human characters remain engaging, fallible and flawed, losing their tempers unreasonably and going to bed with the "wrong" people.
Warrington plays ironic games with fantasyland expectations. The Bhahdradomen peasantry are horrible but pathetic: the killing of a possibly innocent young shapeshifter by a human mob seems a shameful atrocity. One traumatically abused girl learns that some of those remote, beautiful elves have a nasty private agenda. Even the traditional quest for a cache of ultimate weapons against evil goes unexpectedly awry.
By the end, after multiple betrayals and perhaps also because its new queen refuses to play dirty tricks, Aventuria is in blacker trouble than ever. Warrington's trickiness and energy breathe life into the sometimes tired genre of mainstream commercial fantasy. --David Langford
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Read information about the authorFreda Warrington is an award-winning British author, known for her epic fantasy, vampire and supernatural novels.
“The Blood Wine books are addictive, thrilling reads that are impossible to put down and they definitely deserve more attention” – Worldhopping.net
Her earliest novels, the Blackbird series, were written and published in the 1980s. In the intervening years she has seen numerous novels of epic fantasy, supernatural and contemporary fantasy, vampires, dark romance, horror and alternative history published.
Her novel ELFLAND won the Romantic Times BEST FANTASY NOVEL Award in 2009, while her 1997 Dracula sequel DRACULA THE UNDEAD won the Dracula Society's BEST GOTHIC NOVEL Award.
Four of her novels (Dark Cathedral, Pagan Moon, Dracula the Undead, and The Amber Citadel) have been nominated or shortlisted for the British Fantasy Society's Best Novel award. The American Library Association placed MIDSUMMER NIGHT in its Top Ten for 2010.
Recently Titan Book reissued her popular romantic-gothic Blood Wine vampire series set in the 1920s - A Taste of Blood Wine, A Dance in Blood Velvet and The Dark Blood of Poppies - along with a brand new novel, The Dark Arts of Blood. In 2017, Telos Publishing will publish her first short story collection, NIGHTS OF BLOOD WINE, featuring fifteen lush dark tales - ten set in her Blood Wine world, and five others of gothic weirdness.
In 2003, Simon & Schuster published The Court of the Midnight King, an alternative history/ fantasy retelling of the story of King Richard III. To celebrate all the events surrounding the discovery of Richard III's remains in Leicester, The Court of the Midnight King is now available on Kindle and in paperback format. Most of her backlist titles, including the Blackbird series, Dracula the Undead, Dark Cathedral and Pagan Moon, can already be found on Kindle or will be available in the next few months.
Warrington has also seen numerous short stories published in anthologies and magazines. For further information, visit her website Freda Warrington
Born in Leicester, Warrington grew up in the Charnwood Forest area of Leicestershire. After completing high school, she trained at Loughborough College of Art and Design and worked in medical illustration and graphic design for some years. She eventually moved to full-time writing, and also still enjoys design, photography, art, jewellery-making and other crafts, travelling and conventions.
* Dark Cathedral
* Aetherial Tales
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