Rise of the Blood Royal
The long-awaited moment is here, as Robert Newcomb brings his epic trilogy, The Destinies of Blood and Stone, to a triumphant close. Old questions will receive unexpected answers. Ancient prophecies will come to pass. New wonders and horrors will be revealed. And the lives of Prince Tristan and his sister, Shailiha – the Chosen Ones who alone can unite the sundered powers of the beneficent Vigors and the evil Vagaries – will change forever.
On the far side of the impassable Tolenka Mountains, where the countries of Rustannica and Shashida fight an endless War of Attrition, a turning point has come. Vespasian, emperor of Rustannica, is desperate. The relentless battle has left his country battered and the treasury all but empty. Unless he can achieve a breakthrough his armies will crumble and the cause of the Vagaries will go down in abject defeat. But if he gathers all his strength in one daring throw of the dice, Vespasian may yet prevail.
Meanwhile, in Eutracia, the wizards Faegan and Wigg make a startling discovery – a new form of magic that grants its users amazing powers. Among them may be an unforeseen method of crossing the Tolenka Mountains and entering directly into the War of Attrition, tilting the balance in favor of the Vigors... and bringing Tristan into full possession of the mystic endowments in his blood.
But a new threat has surfaced in Eutracia. An ancient Vagaries spell has borne its poisonous fruit: half-human, half-serpent monstrosities who live only to slay and are commanded by a hideously transformed sorcerer-demon known as the Viper Lord. Now, as Tristan departs on a risky mission to cross into Rustannica and meet his destiny in an apocalyptic confrontation with Vespasian, Shailiha will remain behind to battle the Viper Lord and his murderous horde. Failure is unthinkable. But the cost of victory may be impossibly high.
Robert Newcomb is the author of a series of fantasy novels published by Del Rey Books. On 12/15/08 Robert Newcomb posted on his website that Del Rey will not be publishing any more books in this series and that he has not been able to find a new publisher yet.
Series contains 3 primary works and has 3 total works. Current series reading order on below.
Main series The Chronicles of Blood and Stone
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Rise of the Blood Royal is the third book of The Destinies of Blood and Stone trilogy. I enjoyed reading Rise of the Blood Royal. It was a fascinating and well written fantasy book. I liked this book very much. I know that Robert Newcomb isn't George R.R. Martin, Robin Hobb or Steven Erikson, but his books are entertaining and they've been written for adults. It's very nice to read entertaining fantasy. If you've read the previous books, I'm sure that you'll like this book.