The Bone Doll's Twin

The Bone Doll's Twin

Book - 2001
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Sometimes the price of destiny is higher than anyone imagined....

Dark Magic, Hidden Destiny

For three centuries a divine prophecy and a line of warrior queens protected Skala. But the people grew complacent and Erius, a usurper king, claimed his young half sister's throne.

Now plague and drought stalk the land, war with Skala's ancient rival Plenimar drains the country's lifeblood, and to be born female into the royal line has become a death sentence as the king fights to ensure the succession of his only heir, a son. For King Erius the greatest threat comes from his own line -- and from Illior's faithful, who spread the Oracle's words to a doubting populace.

As noblewomen young and old perish mysteriously, the king's nephew -- his sister's only child -- grows toward manhood. But unbeknownst to the king or the boy, strange, haunted Tobin is the princess's daughter, given male form by a dark magic to protect her until she can claim her rightful destiny.

Only Tobin's noble father, two wizards of Illior, and an outlawed forest witch know the truth. Only they can protect young Tobin from a king's wrath, a mother's madness, and the terrifying rage of her brother's demon spirit, determined to avenge his brutal murder....
Publisher: New York :, Bantam,, ©2001.
ISBN: 9780553577235
Characteristics: [vii], 524 pages : maps ; 18 cm
Additional Contributors: Palencar, John Jude


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Set in the same world as the Nightrunner series, The Bone Doll's Twin is the first book in the Tamir Triad. This dark tale follows the story of Tobin, a princess given male form by magic to protect her until she can claim her heritage.

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FPL_Amy Nov 19, 2019

Lynn Flewelling's Tamir Triad has strong world building, well developed characters, and a gripping story that is unputdownable. (Seriously, have the 2nd book on hand.) The author takes a common plot device in the fantasy genre, the lost king/queen, and makes it feel new again.

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