An Earthly Crown

by Kate Elliott
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Confrontation of Conquerors

In Jaran, Kate Elliott introduced us to the planet Rhui, an interdicted, low-technology, human-populated world, and to the nomadic Jaran tribes, a people on the brink of uniting under one charismatic warlord, Ilya Bakhtian.

An Earthly Crown returns us to Rhui as the Jaran tribes, led by Ilya, are sweeping across the plains to conquer the settled lands, city by city. At Ilya's side, and a partner in his victories, is his wife Tess, a woman of whose true origins Ilya himself is unaware. For Tess, born on Earth, is the sister and only heir of Charles Soerensen, leader of the failed rebellion against the alien Chapalii Empire and now a Duke of that Empire.

Charles, who has continued his subversive activities against the alien overlords, now finds himself caught in a deadly game of interstellar politics and realizes that he must go to Rhui to reclaim both his heir and knowledge long hidden there of an ancient rebellion against the Empire. But once there, Charles finds himself caught in a battle of wills with Ilya, who is equally adamant about keeping Tess on Rhui. Yet what neither realizes is that Tess has her own agenda for the future, and that this clash of powers may prove the death knell of both the Jaran tribes and the human rebellion.

Category: Science Fiction

Release date 1993

Details updated August 18, 2021

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Jaran :: Series

Series contains 4 primary works and has 4 total works.

Jaran (Jaran #1) 8.00   1
An Earthly Crown (Jaran #2) 8.00   1
His Conquering Sword (Jaran #3) 8.00   1
The Law of Becoming (Jaran #4) 8.00   1

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