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The Curse of the Mistwraith
The Curse of the Mistwraith

The Curse of the Mistwraith

The Wars of Light and Shadow series


Trade Paper, $8.95 (US $8.95)

Publication Date: May 2009

ISBN 9780586210697

Rights: US

HarperCollins UK (May 2009)

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Rival brothers must unite if their world is to survive, in the first volume of this sweeping epic.

The world of Athera lives in eternal fog, its skies obscured by the malevolent Mistwraith. Only the combined powers of two half-brothers can challenge the Mistwraith's stranglehold: Arithon, Master of Shadow, and Lysaer, Lord of Light. Arithon and Lysaer soon find that they are inescapably bound to a series of events dictated by their own deepest convictions. Yet as the sorcerers of the Fellowship of Seven know well, there is more at stake than one battle with the Mistwraith: between them the half-brothers hold the balance of the world-its harmony and its future-in their hands.


"Astonishingly original and compelling." -Raymond E. Feist, author, The Riftwar Cycle series

"Entertaining and readable." -Publishers Weekly

"Her elaborate and vivid world-building and complex protagonists recommend this title to fans of epic fantasy." -Library Journal

"Strongly sympathetic characters and a well-conceived setting will hook readers of epic fantasy." -Booklist

"Gorgeous prose and astounding depth."  -Far Beyond Reach blog

"[T]he most frustratingly amazing book I've ever read."  -Only the Best Science Fiction and Fantasy

Author Biography

Janny Wurts is the author of the Cycle of Fire series and coauthor of the bestselling Empire series with Raymond E. Feist.