Ships of Merior
Volume 2 of the Wars of Light and Shadow
Book 1 of Arc II: Ships of Merior
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Their clash of ethics will test the deepest foundations of human morality...


The half-brothers Arithon and Lysaer have defeated the Mistwraith and dispersed the fogs that smothered Athera's skies. But their victory comes at a high price: the Mistwraith has set them at odds under a powerful curse of vengeance.

Lysaer, bred to rule with majestic charisma, and wielding the power of light, raises a kingdom from ashes, and an army to found a new order. He has sworn to bring down his half-brother, the man now called Master of Shadow. Arithon is mage-trained: his heart's passion is music, not war. Driven on the run, he must use every wile at his command as he seeks to defy the forces that inexorably propel him towards an armed confrontation.

Ships of Merior and Warhost of Vastmark were originally conceived and written as one volume. The US hardcover edition was published under one cover. Ships of Merior and Warhost of Vastmark were subsequently split into 2 separate books for the UK hardcover edition and all paperback editions.


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