A Convocation of Kings (The Coming Storm Book 2)

A Convocation of Kings (The Coming Storm Book 2)

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"I know. I was there. I saw the great void in your soul, and you saw mine." - Sebastian Faulks, Birdsong

A Convocation of Kings (The Coming Storm Book 2)

Author: Valerie Douglas
Pages: 789
Category: Fantasy
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Publication Date: 2011

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A grim shadow has fallen over the Kingdoms, threatening all who live within them. Elon of Aerilann and his companions, Colath, Jareth, and Jalila are called in answer.
Now a member of the ruling Council, Elon is forced once again to fight for the Alliance he's given almost everything to preserve, but a breath of hope is offered.
A terrible tragedy nearly tears them apart. One ally returns, but another is lost. A Convocation of Kings is the tale of the price of honor, determination, survival, and betrayal.
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