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N her mentor Anna the legendary Sorceress Protector of Defalk and the heroine of the original trilogy dies unexpectedly before Secca's training as a master magic wielder is anywhere near completeDespite her reservations concerning the skills and strength of her ruler Secca must immediately take command of all her magical resources to help suppress internal dissension in a neighboring province Then she must rally potential allies to lift the naval siege laid on Nordwei by the Sea Priests who bring with them a new kind of drumming magic that threatens the balance of power in the world portending danger and destruction not imagined for decadesSecca learns to fight battles effectively using sorcerous skills she has never used bef. Wasn't interested in the new main character
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The Shadow SorceressOre all while leading an army for the first time She must master diplomacy in order to save her ruler and his kingdom form alliances with unfriendly potential allies and mediate power struggles among ambitious and disparate societies At the same time she discovers the unexpected potential for love and companionship in a world where few men are wise enough to value women as anything than wives mistresses or mothersCoping with it all Secca proves herself than just a uick study but a woman with a limitless capacity for courage personal growth and fearless commitment to survival and fighting the good fight The Shadow Sorceress is the first book of the second Spellsong cycle and the fourth book set in Erde the world of musical mag. I found this a flat offering to follow up where the third book ended I uickly tied up what had been built in the first three books and than shifted in another direction that was of the same but lessThe main character Secca is certainly a tragic figure bearing the weight of inherited responsibility and sacrificing self but I felt she wasn't treated in a way to make herself completely different from her mentor AnnaI had always wondered if the author would bring in Anna's husband perhaps called by a nemesis but he didn't The books are just one long campaign of the same thing male leaders who want to conuer and prevent and control The latter is all fine but after four books it never really goes anywhere
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READ & DOWNLOAD Ê The Shadow Sorceress ✓ LE Modesitt Jr has developed a wide readership with his popular fantasy novels set in the universe of Recluce With than a million copies in print he continues to build a substantial audience with each new volume He widened that audience with the first three volume Spellsong Cycle set in a compelling LE Modesitt Jr has developed a wide readership with his popular fantasy novels set in the universe of Recluce With than a million copies in print he continues to build a substantial audience with each new volume He widened that audience with the first three volume Spellsong Cycle set in a compelling and imaginative world where music is the vehicle for the creation and wielding of magic He now returns to that universe for a new cycle of tales starring a new heroine who must face a series of deadly political and military threats The Shadow Sorceress continues the story begun in the first Spellsong Cycle but focuses on the challenges facing Secca now a young Sorceress She is thrust into a position of power and responsibility whe. Modesitt's The Shadow Sorceress the 4th book in his Spellsong Cycle offers a new protagonist a young woman thrust into the center of conflict when her mentor Anna the spellsinger of the first 3 volumes dies unexpectedly The deaths of Anna former Regent of Defalk and of the old Liedfuhr of Mansuur leave a power vacuum which many rush to fill The Sea Priests who chain their womenfolk; the Holders of Neserea who long for the return of women to chattel status; even the weak Robero formerly Jim bob now Lord of Defalk all seek Anna's power for their own ends Only Secca and the other sorceresses trained by Anna and the people of Ranuak and Wei 2 kingdoms separated by a continent will fight to preserve the ideals for which Anna strove sexual euality responsibility prosperity justice and peace Beset on all sides forced into a leadership role for which she feels unprepared Secca must turn her constructive magic to destruction flaming opponents and collapsing fortresses with spells previously used to build bridges and roads She must learn to judge people in order to build her staff and forge alliances to protect the defenseless Luckily in a world which denies the abilities of women Secca encounters Alcaren a warrior of Ranuak where women work alongside men to trade and rule If Secca can bring herself to trust him she may find the love and companionship she needs to grow both personally and as a warleader