The citadel of Torra Alta, won a millennium before from the indigenous dragons, is under attack. The Vaalakan army from the north, led by warrior-priest Morbak, draws near. The Runes of War, hidden for many centuries must be unearthed to protect the civilized lands of the south.
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Threatened by a new ice age, barbaric tribes of the vast northern tundra join forces under the bloody rule of warrior-chief Morbak. In the name of Morbak's cruel god Vaal Peor they march south to claim dominion of the world. Only the frontier castle of Torra Alta stands in their way.
Within its walls, Baron Branwolf prepares his defences. For a thousand years Torra Alta has stood triumphant, unconquerable, perched on the spectacular pillar of rock where dragons once had their lair. But ominous sounds emerge from the labyrinth of dragon built tunnels beneath the castle. Sabotage is feared. Against the baron's orders, his young son Caspar accompanies the party despatched to seal off the tunnels. There, Caspar discovers an ancient dragon's hoard of treasure gleaming in the magical light of a moonstone, and when Caspar is captured by enemy spies, so is the moonstone. It is not an ordinary moonstone but the Druid's Eye – with its power Morbak will be invincible. Only the long abandoned Runes of War can save Torra Alta, and only Caspar can find them …
In this fabulous debut novel, Jane Welch reaches new levels of enchantment and excitement in fantasy fiction.About the Author:
After working in Heffers Booksellers for a short while and running her own small business, Jane Welch and her husband Richard left England to spend five winters teaching skiing in Andorra. Here she completed her first novel, The Runes of War, the first book in The RuneSpell trilogy, which was published in Dec 1995, The Lost Runes in October 1996 and The Runes of Sorcery in May 1997. Her second trilogy, set in the same world of Belbidia – The Book of Önd, was published by Earthlight in 1999/2000.
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Book Description Harpercollins Pub Ltd, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX000648025X
Book Description Harpercollins Pub Ltd, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11000648025X