IT BEGINS WITH A TIDAL WAVE.
There is a new power coming. It will sweep aside the four colleges of
magic. It is the power of the land, and it has manifested itself in
Lyanna, a five year old girl. Unknowingly, she could destroy Balaia.
Desperate to maintain their power, the colleges will do anything to control the child. If that fails, they will kill her.
Terrified, Lyanna's mother, Erienne the mage, takes her into hiding. But they can't hide forever. As the hunt goes on, Lyanna starts to test her powers and nature itself begins to turn on Balaia.
Her father, Denser of The Raven, is also desperate to find her. But can even The Raven find Erienne and her child when they do not want to be found? And if they do find them, what then should they do? Lyanna is ripping the world apart. Thousands are dying.
Can The Raven afford to let her live?
James Barclay is in his fourties and lives in Teddington with his wife. He is a full-time writer.
Series contains 3 primary works and has 3 total works. Current series reading order on below.
Main series The Raven
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Nightchild is the third book of the Chronicles of The Raven trilogy. Nightchild is the best book of this trilogy. It's much better than the two previous books. Nightchild isn't perfect and James Barclay isn't Robin Hobb or George R.R. Martin, but Nightchild is good fantasy.