author of fantasy
A Dark Sacrifice
Written under the pseudonym Madeline Howard
Cover art by Steve Youll
New York: EOS/HarperCollins, 2007
More than a century has passed since the mighty struggle between the wizards and the mages ended in their mutual destruction, and more than forty years since the Empress Ouriána became the Divine Incarnation of the Devouring Moon. Appointing twelve deadly sorcerers as her priests, she rules the land in darkness unending.
Yet, there is a small chance for hope, if one foreordained princess can survive. But she has vanished behind enemy lines, and even a brave band of heroes may not be able to reach her in time. For Ouriána's dark reign has woken the ancient terrors of legend, and their vengeance will be swift and all-consuming . . .
"A gripping fantasy epic." —Library Journal
"Gripping . . . Swift pacing, well-crafted characters and vivid battle scenes lift this well above the average Tolkien-inspired fantasy." —Publishers Weekly
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