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Is part of The Isles of Glory Glenda Larke series - author novel (number 3 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2004 2004
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'An epic fantasy of politics and magic, history and truth. The Isles of Glory, caught in a maelstrom, will never be the same again. In this final book of the trilogy, the islandoms of the archipelago are torn apart by change as the Keepers, under the ambitious Syr-sylv Duthrick, and the Menod, led by a conflicted Syr-Aware Ryder, battle for political ascendancy over the Isles. The alien ghemphic race are forced to take sides, ending generations of neutrality, while the social structure of citizenship collapses and the Dustel birds battle their disabilities to live in a human world. Against the backdrop of upheaval, Blaze Halfbreed struggles to rescue Flame from the terrible legacy Morthred has left behind and Kelwyn Gilfeather commits himself to the destruction of magic. And 50 years into the future, Anyara Treron sails with a Kellish fleet, seeking her own destiny and validation in the Isles of Glory.'

Source: Publisher's website (Sighted 19/4/10)

Australian Popular Medievalism

This text has been selected for the Australian Popular Medievalism dataset.
Reference: Indirect
Importance: Medium
Note: Set on an archipelago reminiscent of the Pacific islands, but still uses aspects of medievalism (e.g. political systems, names)


  • Dedication: Selina, this one is for you, with love and pride always, in this, a productive year for us both.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Voyager , 2004 .
      Extent: 498p.
      Description: illus., maps
      • Includes glossary.
      ISBN: 0732276527 (pbk)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      United States of America (USA),
      Ace Books , 2006 .
      Extent: 432p.
      ISBN: 0441014194 (pbk)
Alternative title: Zapakh zla
Language: Russian
      • Publisher: ACT
      Former Soviet Union,
      Eastern Europe, Europe,
      ACT , 2008 .
      Extent: 540p.
      ISBN: 9785170504039, 9785971380504
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