On My Wishlist (1)

On My Wish List
On My Wishlist is a weekly meme that runs every Saturday, and is hosted by Book Chick City. It’s where bloggers list all the books they want but haven’t bought yet. They can be old or new or forthcoming releases. I keep my list to maximum three books a week, because else you would think I’m an awfully greedy, materialistic person 😛

This week, I will focus on the Tamir Triad by author Lynn Flewelling. A couple of years ago, I came across the first novel in the series, The Bone Doll’s Twin. I loved it, and although it sometimes caused shivers to run down my spine – for a fantasy novel, The Bone Doll’s Twin manages to be pretty scary – I simply couldn’t put it away. This novel is what made me fall in love with the fantasy/horror mixture genre, something I really don’t regret. Although I haven’t found the second and third part of the trilogy as of late, I am determined to find them sometime this year.

Title: Hidden Warrior
Author: Lynn Flewelling
Year of Publication: 2003
Genre: Fantasy, Horror

A trick of magic, a twist of fate.As the orphaned nephew of the king, trusted companion to his cousin, and second heir to the throne of Skala, Prince Tobin’s future is clear. But not as clear as the spring in which a hill witch shows him his true face–and his secret destiny….

Now Tobin carries a burden he cannot share with even his closest friend, Ki, his squire. He is to rule–not as he is but as he was born: a woman. Given the shape of a boy by dark magic, Tobin is the last hope of the people of Illior–those who desperately seek a return to the old ways, when Skala was ruled by a line of warrior queens. They still believe that only a woman can lift the war, famine, and pestilence that have run rampant through the land since the king usurped his half sister’s throne. It is these outlaw wizards and witches who protect Tobin–and it is for them that Tobin must accept his fate.

With the unsuspecting yet fiercely loyal Ki at his side, Tobin must turn traitor against the only blood ties he has left. He must lift the masks of Skala’s rulers to show their true colors–before he can reveal the power of the woman within himself.

Title: The Oracle’s Queen
Author: Lynn Flewelling
Year of Publication: 2006
Genre: Fantasy, Horror

Under the rule of a usurper king, the realm of Skala has suffered famine, plague, and invasion. But now the time for the rightful heir has come, a return to the tradition of warrior queens. And the Lightbearer’s prophecy is to be upheld at last: so long as a daughter of the royal line defends and rules, Skala will never be subjugated.Now a mystical fire has burned away the male body known as Prince Tobin, revealing Princess Tamír, a girl on the verge of womanhood–and a queen ready to claim her birthright after a life in disguise under the protection of wizards and witches. But will her people, her army–and the friends she was forced to deceive–accept her? Worse, will the crown’s rival heir, friend to Tobin, turn foe to Tamír, igniting civil war in a fierce battle for Skala?

Comments

  1. Is the Oracle Queen the third in the series or a stand alone? I’m still fighting a cold but it hasn’t stopped me from adding wishes to my list.

  2. I haven’t heard of these books but they sound intriguing and something I might want to give a try.

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