The Wars of Light and Shadow - The Ships of Merior (The Wars of Light and Shadow, Book 2)

By Janny Wurts

A powerful, layered weaving of myth, prose and pure imagination – The Ships of Merior continues an epic fantasy series perfect for enthusiasts of The Dark Tower and Earthsea.

The second volume of Janny Wurts’s incomparable series following Arithon and Lysaer, two brothers forced to take opposite sides in a relentless conflict.
After defeating the malevolent fog that blighted Athera, Arithon and Lysaer battle the throes of the Mistwraith’s insidious retribution: a curse set upon them at their moment of triumph compels them each to seek the other’s downfall.
Lysaer, the charming and charismatic Lord of Light, drives his brother out of hiding and hounds Arithon with a massive army at his command. Meanwhile Arithon, Master of Shadow, the sensitive mage who prefers music to violence, must take to the seas to evade capture and strike back against Lysaer’s mighty war host.
Locked into lifelong enmity, the brothers’ pursuit of each other’s destruction will test the foundations of human morailty, even as threat to the world’s deepest magic rides on the outcome.
THE SHIPS OF MERIOR weaves a rich and complicated tapestry, bringing readers deeper into the mystical world of Athera. Striking a balance between epic scope and intricate subtlety, the Wars of Light and Shadow is a must-read series for readers of intelligent fantasy.

Format: Paperback (A Format)
Release Date: 01 Nov 2004
Pages: 752
ISBN: 978-0-586-21070-3
Janny Wurts is the author of the Cycle of Fire series, co-author of the worldwide bestselling Empire series with Raymond E. Feist, and is currently working on the Wars of Light and Shadow series. She often paints her own covers and is also and expert horsewoman, sailor, musician and archer.

‘Janny Wurts writes with astonishing energy; she aims high. Just when you think she’s gone as far as anyone can go, she raises the stakes… It ought to be illegal for one person to have so much talent’STEPHEN DONALDSONGive it a go. This is a very rich, detailed, immersive … there’s a hell of a ride ahead!MARK LAWRENCE‘Janny Wurts builds beautiful castles in the air… where every detail is richly imagined and vividly rendered’DIANA GABALDON‘With each new book it becomes more and more obvious how important Janny Wurts is to contemporary fantasy’GUY GAVRIEL KAY‘Astonishingly original and compelling’RAYMOND E FEIST -