The Covenant Rising

The Covenant Rising

In a land where magic defines the social order, the ruling tyrants alone control the most powerful sorcery ...

One of the last of a massacred race of warriors -- an unparalleled swordsman magically afflicted by spells of blind, uncontrollable rage -- Reeth Caldason wanders Bhealfa seeking vengeance ... and freedom from his strange malady. Now word has come from a sorcerer's apprentice of a mysterious Covenant in the capital city, a secretive society that may provide the escape Reeth desires. But forming an uneasy alliance with the youthful messenger could ultimately prove disastrous -- for the road they musttravel together leads into the sordid heart of a perilous conspiracy of treachery, tyranny, necromancy, and death.

Title:The Covenant Rising
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780060738907
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  • Metaphorosis

    Back in London in the early 80s, I frequented two great SFF bookstores: Forbidden Planet, and Dark They Were and Golden Eyed. In looking up the source of the latter's name (a Ray Bradbury story) the o...

  • William Collins

    I loved Orcs by Stan Nichols, so I thought I'd give this a shot. The same evocative writing was there, as well as the original ideas. I don't think it's quite as good as the Orcs series, but still wel...

  • Ian

    This review has also been posted on my blog Another World.After reading a book as good as Quicksilver Rising, one cannot help but wonder why it has failed to garner much in terms of popularity and acc...

  • Wilson

    A nice read, and very engaging plot for the first 1/3 of the book, but it lost it's keen edge after that. I found myself skimming portions I knew didn't matter, just to get to the parts I thought woul...

  • Bahman Naraghi

    Promising start, but the lack of a map or glossary/index and the confusing magic system kind of detracted from it for me. But I'm still going to finish the trilogy....

  • Philip

    Entertaining to a degree, but not my taste of narration.The experience is not entirely unlike watching a Hollywood blockbuster, at least in regard to the fighting.I stopped at page 117....

  • Paul Allard

    Fantasy novel, part of a trilogy, quite good stuffThe first part of a fantasy trilogy, this novel deals with Reeth Caldason, a seemingly immortal warrior trying to rid himself of a curse and the vario...

  • Ann

    This book has an interesting premise, loosely based on the archetype of the tormented and immortal Cain. However, its clumsy writing and too-frequent, long fight scenes detract from the book. Mr. Nich...

  • Hack

    while the plot was interesting, it never actually got around to DOING anything with it! the world set up (and the main character) were fascinating, but it had waaaaaaaay too many fight scenes in super...

  • Valerie

    I quite liked it! The premise did not seem interesting at first, but the storytelling dragged me in anyway. The concept of magic being a commodity for the rich was somehow wedged into every scene, whi...