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The book of Ile-Rien : the Element of fire and the death of the necromancer / Martha Wells.

Wells, Martha, (author.).


"The kingdom of Ile-Rein lies in peril, menaced by sorcerous threats and devious court intrigues. As the weak King Roland, flattered and misled by treacherous companions, rules the country, only his ruthless mother, the Dowager Queen Ravenna, guards the safety of the realm. But now rumors arise that Urbain Grandier, the dark master of scientific sorcery, has arrived to plot against the throne. And 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. Is she in league with the wizard Grandier? Or is she laying claim to the throne? It falls to Thomas Boniface, Captain of the Queen's Guard and Ravenna's former lover, to sort out who is friend, who is foe in a deadly game to keep the Dowager Queen and the kingdom she loves from harm. But is one man's steel enough to counter all the magic of fayre?"-- Provided by publisher.
"Nicholas Valiarde is a passionate, embittered nobleman with an enigmatic past. Consumed by thoughts of vengeance, he is consoled only by thoughts of the beautiful, dangerous Madeline. He is also the greatest thief in all of Ile-Rien. On the gaslight streets of the city, Nicholas assumes the guise of a master criminal, stealing jewels from wealthy nobles to finance his quest for 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..."-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250873132
  • ISBN: 1250873134
  • Physical Description: 1 volume ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Tom Doherty Associates/Tor Publishing Group, 2024.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"A Tordotcom book"--title page verso.
Both novels included in this volume have been revised and updated. These are the author's preferred texts.
"This is a new edition of The element of fire and The death of the necromancer, and both were revised in 2022"--Author's note.
Formatted Contents Note:
The element of earth -- The death of the necromancer.
Subject: Kings and rulers > Fiction.
Kings and rulers > Fiction.
Wizards > Fiction.
Wizards > Fiction.
Criminals > Fiction.
Criminals > Fiction.
Thieves > Fiction.
Thieves > Fiction.
Revenge > Fiction.
Revenge > Fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.
Science fiction.

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at Skagit Evergreen Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Burlington Public Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Burlington Public Library.


  • 0 current holds with 2 total copies.

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