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The Book of Ile-Rien

By Martha Wells
The Book of Ile-Rien by Martha Wells digital book - Fable

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A USA-Today Bestseller!

Collecting Martha Wells' Element of Fire and Death of the Necromancer for the first time in one place, in a new and revised edition!

From the author of Witch King and the Murderbot Diaries:

Both novels included in this volume have been revised and updated. These are the author’s preferred texts.

The Element of Fire

The kingdom of Ile-Rien lies in peril, menaced by sorcerous threats and devious intrigue, when Kade, bastard sister of King Roland, appears unexpectedly at court. The illegitimate daughter of the old king and the Queen of Air and Darkness herself, Kade's true desires are cloaked in mystery.

It falls to Thomas Boniface, Captain of the Queen's Guard, to keep the kingdom from harm. But is one man's steel enough to counter all the magic of fayre?

The Death of the Necromancer

Nicholas Valiarde is a passionate, embittered nobleman and the greatest thief in all of Ile-Rien. On the gaslit streets of the city, Nicholas assumes the guise of a master criminal, stealing jewels from wealthy nobles to finance his quest for a long-pursued vengeance.

But Nicholas's murderous mission is being interrupted by a series of eerie, unexplainable, and fatal events. A dark magic opposes him, and traces of a necromantic power that hasn't been used for centuries abound. Nicholas and his compatriots find themselves battling an ancient evil.

And if they lose? Death would be preferable to the fate that awaits them....

At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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“I am such a fan of Martha Wells' writing, and she delivers yet again with this book compilation. As a fan of the Murderbot series, I found the books charming, and both exemplify her mastery of the fantasy genre. Despite the numerous plot threads in both books, which at times slowed down the pacing of the narrative, affecting its flow, Martha Wells' imagination and writing compelled me to continue and finish reading her work. Book 1: The Element of Fire | 3.5/5 stars The first book introduces us to a world filled with magical creatures and human sorcery. The story combines courtly drama with magic in a seamless way. The writing style is straightforward, which makes the story easy to follow. I think what makes this unique is the exploration of how human and magical powers interact, giving us insight into the mystical forces. The magical creatures add an enchanting aspect to the story, making it even more engaging. Book 2: The Death of the Necromancer | 4/5 stars I really enjoyed book 2! It takes a different approach—mystery mixed with a heist. The story revolves around a city full of necromantic secrets, where the characters become entangled in a web of lies and betrayals. I think it is worth mentioning that the connection between Nicholas and Madeline is subtle, yet it added richness to the story which makes the characters much more relatable. Also, I'm counting this as two books read”

About Martha Wells

MARTHA WELLS has written many novels, including the million-selling New York Times and USA Today-bestselling Murderbot Diaries series, which has won multiple Hugo, Nebula, Locus, and Alex Awards. Other titles include Witch King, City of Bones, The Wizard Hunters, Wheel of the Infinite, the Books of the Raksura series (beginning with The Cloud Roads and ending with The Harbors of the Sun), and the Nebula-nominated The Death of the Necromancer, as well as YA fantasy novels, short stories, and nonfiction.

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