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The Tainted Realm

“Irvine is a veteran storyteller who excels in sustaining complex plots with well-rounded characters. Here, he delivers a compelling tale of vengeance, loyalty, and the search for a place in the world.” Starred review, Library Journal (US)

  1. Vengeance
  2. Rebellion
  3. Justice

 

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The Tainted Realm is related to Ian’s Three Worlds sequence via several characters who will also appear in the forthcoming Gates of Good and Evil series, but the Tainted Realm is set on a different world.

Ten years ago, two children witnessed a murder that still haunts them as adults …

Vengeance

Ten years ago, TALI, a little girl, saw two masked figures kill her mother, and she swore revenge. Now she plans to take it. Even though she is a slave. Even though she is powerless. Even though she is nothing in the eyes of those who live underground, she will find her mother’s killers and bring them to justice.

RIX, heir to Hightspall’s greatest fortune, is tormented by the fear that he’s linked to the murder, and by a sickening nightmare that he’s doomed to repeat it.

When a chance meeting brings Tali and Rix together, the secrets of a kingdom are uncovered and a villain out of legend returns to throw the land into chaos. But before Tali and Rix can save the realm – and themselves – they must learn to trust each other.

REVIEWS

“That Grand Master of the vast epic is with us again! The first gripping volume of what promises to be a vintage Irvine treat. More please!” Crisetta MacLeod, Aurealis Express

“Incredibly exciting. The end will have you eagerly anticipating the next book.” Good Reading (Aus)

“This is the sort of book you’d pick up if you were prepared to be late for your next appointment. Great stuff!” Bookbag.

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Rebellion

Magery is failing, the war has been lost and Hightspall has fallen. The Cythonian enemy, led by their reincarnated sorcerer-king, Lyf, are determined to wipe it off the map and build their ancient realm of Cythe anew.

RIX, now known as Deadhand, was once heir to the greatest fortune in all Hightspall. Now he’s disgraced, dispossessed and is running for his life. Rix is determined to redeem himself and save his beloved country, but an obsession with his brutal ancestor Axil Grandys, the legendary founder of Hightspall, is leading him on a one-way path to catastrophe.

TALI, an escaped slave who bears the master pearl within her, is held captive by the embittered chancellor of Hightspall so he can rob her of her healing blood. But when she discovers that her enslaved people face genocide at the hands of the enemy, Tali conceives a desperate, impossible plan. To sneak into the enemy’s underground city of Cython, the most heavily guarded place in all the land, rouse the slaves to rebellion and use her master pearl to attack the enemy from within.But before she can hope to save her people, Tali has to confront her own darkest fear – a return to slavery.

REVIEWS

“This stunning sequel surpassed all my expectations and left me in awe of Irvine’s writing and world building skills. Rebellion is a great book that builds upon the foundations that Vengeance laid out beautifully.” Speculating on SpecFic, speconspecfic.com.

‘Exquisitely written. Even better than the first.’ Katherine Stubbs, sentientonline.net.

“Irvine does the guilty burdens that his characters carry so well! Credible, flawed characters, splendidly nasty baddies and a richly interwoven story. Great stuff!!” Crisetta MacLeod, Aurealis Express.

“He knows how to spin an epic yarn and tell it with real gusto … ambitious in scope and tirelessly action-stuffed.” SFX.

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Justice

THE FINAL BATTLE—THE ULTIMATE PRICE

The once beautiful land of Hightspall is being carved up by warring armies led by figures out of legend. One army is headed by the charismatic brute Axil Grandys, and the other by Lyf, resurrected sorcerer-king and Grandys’ ancient nemesis.

Only the escaped slave Tali and her unreliable magic stand in their way – but Tali’s gift grows more painful every time she uses it. As the armies converge on the fateful peak of Touchstone, Tali and her ally Rix must find a way to overcome Lyf and prevent Grandys from using the Three Spells that will destroy Hightspall forever.

Justice is the shattering finale to Ian Irvine’s fantasy epic the Tainted Realm trilogy.

REVIEWS

‘Incredibly exciting. The end will have you eagerly anticipating the next book in the series.’ – Good Reading

‘A compelling story of vengeance, loyalty and the search for a place in the world.’ – Starred review, Library Journal (USA)

‘Credible, flawed characters, splendidly nasty baddies and a richly interwoven story. Great stuff!’ – Aurealis Express

‘Ian Irvine certainly knows how to put the “epic” into epic fantasy. Everything in this finale to his Tainted Realm trilogy is super-sized and super-charged … (yet with) many quiet, poignant moments that give Justice emotional depth. If you like epic fantasy, you’ll certainly like this series. Four stars.’ KS Nikakis, in Aurealis and in Goodreads.

‘Irvine is truly a master of his craft.’ RT Book Reviews.

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