The Westlands - A Time of Omens (The Westlands, Book 2)

By Katharine Kerr

A Time Of Omens is book two in The Westlands series – a brilliant quartet set in the magical lands of Deverry.

The prophecy of the dashing young king who must journey in disguise and the ruler in exile who must take up a sword…
The former Lord Rhodry has taken to the road as a silver dagger once more, forced to take up the mercenary life to escape court – lest his former subjects discover his elven blood.
Life on the road soon turns bitter as it brings him face to face with the history of his people – entwined as it is with his own past – but he cannot stop.  While Jill travels to distant lands to seek answers to the riddles of their shared destiny, Rhodry roams far from the lands he once ruled. Selling his sword in the hills and towns of Deverry, he finds dark forces are gathering, evils that only the magics of Light can defeat.
From the shadowy land of the Guardians come omens, of gods and legend, that seem to point the way toward cataclysmic war…
History and destiny collide in The Westlands series, where Kerr weaves myth and history to create a sparkling fantasy classic: a tale of adventure and timeless love, perilous battle and pure magic.

Format: Paperback
Release Date: 31 Oct 2019
Pages: 406
ISBN: 978-0-00-828750-4
Leaving snowy Ohio for California, Katharine Kerr studied at Stanford University for a spell before dropping out to join some of the many social movements sweeping San Francisco in the 60s. She first became involved in the field of fantasy through role-playing games, writing articles for gaming magazines and authoring early quests for Dungeons and Dragons – all of which soon led her to fantasy writing, with her first Deverry novel, Daggerspell, appearing in 1986. Since then, her Deverry series has hit The Times and the Australian bestseller lists, garnering fans from around the world.‘A criminally under-rated and overlooked epic fantasy sequence [with] a keen sense of history, well drawn characters, and a complex plot.’Kate Elliott, bestselling author‘An unusually scholarly writer of fantasy’Telegraph

Praise for Katharine Kerr and the Deverry novels: -

‘Kerr is an excellent writer, her stories live and breathe - exciting, unpredictable, and engaging in equal measure.’Mark Lawrence -

”'A fantastic plot which turns a simple story into something far more original … a cracking read … engrossing” - SFX

”'A criminally under-rated and overlooked epic fantasy sequence [with] a keen sense of history, well drawn characters, and a complex plot” - Kate Elliott, author of the Spiritwalker Trilogy

”'An unusually scholarly writer of fantasy” - TELEGRAPH

”'Much as I dislike comparing anything to The Lord of the Rings, I have to admit that on this occasion it’s justified” - INTERZONE

”'Kerr is a master of her trade…She has created a world that might very well go on for ever, and this one reader sincerely hopes it does” - VECTOR

”'An extensive and complete world, whose endlessly fascinating details grow book by book” - STARLOG