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The Silerian Trilogy from The Chronicles of Sirkara by Fantasy Author Laura Resnick

The Silerian Trilogy


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In Legend Born

In Legend Born by

Book One of The Silerian Trilogy

“I can take care of my enemies, but Dar shield me from my friends…”

For a thousand years, the mountainous island nation of Sileria, wherein dwells Dar the destroyer goddess, has toiled under the yoke of one foreign conqueror after another. But now, as the empires which surround the Middle Sea battle for supremacy on the mainland, Sileria’s long-forgotten dream of independence is reborn in the mystical visions of a fiery young sorcercess.

The subjugated nation’s perpetually feuding factions make their violent bid for freedom when a bold mountain bandit, a mysterious exile with a deadly bloodvow on his head, a seductive aristocrat, and a notoriously vengeful water wizard are all reluctantly united by prophecy, destiny, and necessity.

If these treacherous enemies can maintain a truce, they might change the world; but betrayal has always been a way of life in Sileria…

“Laura Resnick’s plot and characters work together seamlessly… These characters seem real—they have a felt quality—and readers will want to know what happens to them.”

Starlog

“The characters’ efforts to overcome the barriers that divide them and discover their common bonds provides a welcome depth to this series opener and sets the stage for future titles.”

Library Journal

“Gathering steam for a united Silerian rebellion requires enough pages to allow Resnick to concoct a rich brew of conspiracies [and] simmer several juicy romantic entanglements in a heady broth of blood feuds and massacres… Big and brawly…”

Publishers Weekly

“Creating a vast panorama that provides an intimate backdrop for the lives of her fascinating characters, Ms. Resnick writes with the shining wonder of truly great fantasy.”

Romantic Times

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The Details

Publisher: Blonde Trifecta
(1st Edition: Tor Books, 1998)
Published: December 2011
ASIN: B006LW3FCG

The White Dragon

The White Dragon by

Book Two of The Silerian Trilogy

Top Pick!—Romantic Times Magazine
Year’s Best List—Publishers Weekly
Year’s Best List—Voya

For a thousand years, fire and water have fought for ascendancy in Sileria, the mountainous island nation wherein dwells Dar, the destroyer goddess. The Guardians, Sileria’s mysterious ghost-talking fire sorcerers have been enemies for centuries with the powerful waterlords of the Honored Society. Now, as the conquering Valdani empire spirals into defeat in Sileria, ancient rivalries are rekindled, and Sileria plunges into the inferno of civil war.


When mystical sea spirits, a volcano goddess, and half-human subterranean sorcerers all demand a stake in Sileria’s fate, then Mirabar, the fire-eyed prophetess, and Tansen, the reluctant new leader of the mountain rebels, are torn between love and duty. Now everyone in Sileria, allies and enemies alike, must choose between history and destiny—and must fight for victory or face annihilation.

“Even better than the author’s first book, In Legend Born… Resnick builds her tale on a solid foundation of consistent mythology and magic, well-rounded characters, and a collection of completely believable cultures… A suspenseful mix of vague prophecies, startling revelations, constantly shifting loyalties, and the occasional divine intervention, this stunning novel tantalizes right up to the last cliffhanger page.”

Publisher’s Weekly (starred review)

“Vivid descriptions, three-dimensional characters, and a story filled with echoes of a distant past make this a stand-out addition to a fantasy series that belongs in most libraries. Highly recommended.”

Library Journal

“Atmospheric world-building, dry humor, and appealing characters make The White Dragon an epic fantasy not to be missed.”

Romantic Times

“The characters are complicated and real. There are plenty of twists and surprises, and the pace quickens as you go. Resnick’s world is dangerous and exciting, yet it has a history and many hidden facets.”

Cincinnati Enquirer

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The Details

Publisher: Blonde Trifecta
(1st Edition: Tor Books, 2003)
Published: December 2011
ASIN: B006LW3CTW

The Destroyer Goddess

The Destroyer Goddess by

Book Three of The Silerian Trilogy

For a thousand years in the mountainous island nation of Sileria, fire sorcery and water magic have been at odds. Forever enemies, forever apart. Now, as the conquering Valdani empire withdraws in humiliated defeat from Sileria’s blood-drenched shores, the nation is plunged into civil war, prophecy is shattered by betrayal, drought and earthquakes torment the land, and a volcano goddess vents Her wrath. 

While Tansen, the returned exile who hides a shameful secret, pursues all-out war against the ruthless Honored Society, a sea-born boy struggles with an unwanted fate that could change history, a treacherous waterlord does what no one in Sileria has ever imagined, and Mirabar, a fire sorceress cursed with the gift of prophecy, risks everything to serve Sileria, destiny, and the destroyer goddess.

“Fast-paced, witty and full of action, the book is a marvel of storytelling, but it’s the credible, complex relationships among the characters that elevates this far above the usual fantasy standard… Resnick fans have cause to rejoice.”

— Publisher’s Weekly (starred review)

“Resnick’s writing is as sharp as always. The book may be hefty but every word is essential… Characters are the heart of great writing, and this is great writing. Let’s hope Resnick never stops.”

Cincinnati Enquirer

“Free will wars with vague prophecy and divine intervention in this epic romantic fantasy, which will stay with readers long after the satisfying conclusion… [Resnick’s] mythology and world-building are flawless, the characters are convincing and complex, and Sileria is intoxicatingly believable.”

Romantic Times

“Tansen [continues] his struggle to a breathless and satisfactory conclusion. The tale will certainly keep its series audience industriously turning pages and make them hope Resnick has more in store for them.”

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The Details

Publisher: Blonde Trifecta
(1st Edition: Tor Books, 2003)
Published: December 2011
ASIN: B006LW3E4K