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"This well-crafted first novel about a wizard's education, a sort of Harry Potter on downers, strives for a baroque density reminiscent of the Gormenghast saga..." – Publisher Weekly on Enemy Glory
Karen Michalson burst on the scene recently with a new fantasy saga in the tradition of George R. R. Martin's A Game of Thrones. Beginning with Enemy Glory, now continues with Hecate's Glory. "A grand-scale fantasy taking place in an exotic realm where religion and magic vie for prominence," said Library Journal.
Llewelyn is now a clerical wizard, one whose power derives not from mere arcane knowledge, but directly from Hecate, the goddess to whom he is pledged as consort. After disillusionment in love and betrayal in politics, he is an angry young student in a monastery, bonded to a dark goddess, a magician ready to fight the world.
In Llewelyn's world, the realm of the supernatural lies in the North, while warring kingdoms and a complex religion devoted to gods and goddesses of good and evil dominate the South. Llewelyn schemes for revenge and creates a disaster that forces him out of the monastery and back into the wide world, where he must flee north to escape the Emperor Roguehan, for whom he has been an unreliable spy. Fleeing the enemy, he knows, he will encounter new foes, not so easily recognized.
As Llewelyn travels, the story opens out into broader panoramas of his fascinating world. He will meet an enchanted dragon, befriend a half-elf minstrel, win a claim to the royal throne of far-off Gondal, and face a battle fought by an elven army.
"Michalson's debut effort deserves praise for her wonderful characters... Michalson's series promises to grow more interesting as it progresses." – The Davis Enterprise on Enemy Glory
Karen Michalson writes literary fiction disguised as genre. She is a criminal defense attorney and former English professor. She studied law at Western New England College (now University) and has a Ph.D. in English from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She lives in Massachusetts.