The Serpent and the Rose

The Serpent and the Rose

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Baker & Taylor
A powerful mage trained by the Ladies of the Isle, Averil, heir to the Duchy of Quitaine, returns home to take up her duties, only to discover that her land is under secret attack by the King of Lys, who seeks to release the Serpent God who had once enslaved all humanity, and joins forces with Gereint, a novice of the Knights of the Rose, to protect their people. A first novel. Reprint.

McMillan Palgrave
The beautiful Averil is heir to the Duchy of Quitaine, in the Kingdom of Lys. She is a powerful mage, trained by the Ladies of the Isle, but when her father calls her home to take up her duties, she must leave that life behind. In her city of Fontevrai, she meets Gereint, raised as a common villager but greatly gifted in magic, a novice of the magical order of the Knights of the Rose.
The Knights and their sister order, the Ladies of the Isle, defend a great secret: the means and location of the Serpent's imprisonment a thousand years ago by the Young God in whose name their order was founded.
Quitaine is under subtle attack by the King of Lys, who has secretly become an adept of the hidden order of the Serpent, and he will let nothing and no one stand in the way of his quest to discover how to free his God. But the Knights of the Rose, and the Ladies of the Isle believe that if the Serpent is freed, the world will be enslaved to chaos: humanity will destroy itself, and all that man has made will be corrupted.
The War of the Rose and Serpent has begun again.


Holtzbrinck
The beautiful Averil is heir to the Duchy of Quitaine, in the Kingdom of Lys.  She is a powerful mage, trained by the Ladies of the Isle, but when her father calls her home to take up her duties, she must leave that life behind.  In her city of Fontevrai, she meets Gereint, raised as a common villager but greatly gifted in magic, a novice of the magical order of the Knights of the Rose.
 
The Knights and their sister order, the Ladies of the Isle, defend a great secret: the means and location of the Serpent's imprisonment a thousand years ago by the Young God in whose name their order was founded.
 
Quitaine is under subtle attack by the King of Lys, who has secretly become an adept of the hidden order of the Serpent, and he will let nothing and no one stand in the way of his quest to discover how to free his God.  But the Knights of the Rose, and the Ladies of the Isle believe that if the Serpent is freed, the world will be enslaved to chaos:  humanity will destroy itself, and all that man has made will be corrupted.  
 
The War of the Rose and Serpent has begun again.


Baker
& Taylor

A powerful mage trained by the Ladies of the Isle, Averil, heir to the Duchy of Quitaine, returns home to take up her duties, only to discover that her land is under secret attack by the King of Lys, who seeks to release the Serpent God who had once enslaved all humanity.

Publisher: New York : Tor, 2008, c2007
ISBN: 9780765351746
0765351749
Characteristics: 296 p. : map ; 18 cm

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Jul 03, 2014

I'm rather partial to heroes that aren't seriously angst ridden. Honourable, insecure and obstacle attractors but not depressed or evil (don't get me wrong, I love those characters too), they are just easy to like and root for.
Combine that with a curious and beautiful magic system, a determined heroine and a bitter, destructive king and you have a very enjoyable fantasy story.

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