May 1, 2006
May 1, 2006
Arriving in the kingdom of Arelon to enter a marriage of state, princess Sarene discovers that her intended has died and that she is considered his widow, leaving her a lone force against the imperial ambitions of a religious fanatic.
A magical curse and an invading army threaten a once-powerful country in this epic standalone fantasy, the debut of author Brandon Sanderson. In days past, the magical transformation known as the Shaod blessed random individuals in the land of Arelon, turning them into Elantrians, beautiful immortal of great magical power. But 10 years ago, the blessing became a curse, and those afflicted by the Shaod are sickly and deformed. The latest victim of the Shaod is Arelon's beloved Prince Raoden, who faces exile to the city of Elantris, formerly the Elantrians' glorious home and now a filthy ruin. While Raoden fights the realities of his new existence, his promised bride, Sarene of Teod, arrives in Arelon. Told that her husband is dead and she is his legal widow, she makes the best of her situation and becomes a political force to be reckoned with. This puts Sarene into direct conflict with High Priest Hrathen of Fjorden, who bears a secret ultimatum from his emperor: if Arelon does not convert to the Derethi religion, imperial forces will annihilate the country's inhabitants.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
- Subgenre: Romance, Religion + Beliefs, Types of Characters, War + Military, Science Fiction + Fantasy
- Edition: Reissue
- Language: English
- Author: Brandon Sanderson
- Online Item #: 11988392
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-31-6367
- ISBN: 9780765350374
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported