Tor. (Corean Chronicles, Bk. 8). Mar. 2011. c.496p. ISBN 9780765328045. $27.99. FANTASY
After the death of the Lord Protector Lanachrona and his son's treachery, Mykella (The Lord-Protector's Daughter), his oldest daughter and heir, becomes the first Lady Protector in many years. Along with her sisters, Mykella strives to sort out the tangled politics and fraying finances of her new protectorate while learning to use the long-buried magical talent that has just resurfaced. As she faces both magical and mortal enemies, Mykella learns quickly to sort friend from foe and discovers the true cost of power. The latest installment of Modesitt's popular "Corean Chronicles" delivers a strong and admirable female protagonist and builds upon a richly detailed fantasy universe.
VERDICT Moving easily from the big political picture to the minutiae that come with ruling a country, Modesitt crafts a world that is both magical and believable.
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