This third book in "A Walk in the Dark" trilogy follows "The Road and the Hills" and "A Cloud Over Water". The Lord Regent must raise an army against "the witch" - Aleizon Ailix Ayndra while Ayndra, in her attempt to reunite the empire, is kidnapped by a lustful evil Lord.
A stunning reworking of the legend of Alexander the Great -- with a female protagonist -- combining exquisite historical detail with compelling characterisation. The Lord Regent, Sulakon, is trying to draw the rebel lords to his standard in order to raise an army against 'the witch' -- Aleizon Ailix Ayndra. Meanwhile, Ayndra, in her attempt to reunite the empire, has many other hazards and adversities to contend with. She is kidnapped by the evil Lord Sandar, who has developed a lustful passion for her; there are plots against her life; and the ghost of Ailixond seems to have returned to the world...
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'As bold and subversive as it is sweeping and romantic... interweaving the politics of sex and power into a canvas of ancient history, Spedding's fantasy is vivid and turbulent' New Statesman 'Spedding brilliantly conveys the complex, flawed, driven personalities of a heroine and hero who share the same restless genius... The depth and richness recalls Mary Renault, while the clear-eyed toughness merits comparison with Cecilia Holland' Locus
About Alison Spedding
Alison Spedding studied Social Anthropology at King's College, Cambridge, where she wrote The Road and the Hills. Always a restless traveller, she finally settled down in Bolivia, where she remains today.
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