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  • Series: The Hadrumal Crisis (Book 2)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 560 pages
  • Publisher: Solaris; Reprint edition (February 28, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1907992774
  • ISBN-13: 978-1907992773
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 4.1 x 1.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,230,062 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Juliet E. McKenna is the renowned author of The Chronicles of the Lescari Revolution, The Tales of Einarinn series and The Aldabreshin Compass series. A mother and Black Belt in Aikido, she lives in Oxford, England.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Arthur W. Jordin on August 4, 2012
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Darkening Skies (2011) is the second Fantasy novel in the Hadrumal Crisis series, following Dangerous Waters. In the previous volume, Jilseth was tracking Minelas through Caladhria. She came to a branch in the path and followed the one leading to death. She found the remains of a trooper and his mount.

Jilseth used her necromantic talents to observe the last moments of the trooper. He had been a Halferan guard killed in an ambush by corsairs from the Aldabreshin islands. Minelas had betrayed Baron Halferan.

Unknown to Jilseth, Minelas was within the Halferan Barony. He forged a document giving him authority over that domain and gained permission from the Caladhrian Parliament to rule the barony. Zurenne was following his orders because of the legal situation.

In this novel, Plantir the Black is the Archmage of Hadrumal and is also the Stone Master. Although he wears humble clothing, his magical skills are superior to all other wizards. He is also quite old.

Jilseth is an Earth Mistress of Hadrumal and also a necromancer. She works closely with the archmage and is part of a nexus -- including Rafrid, Sannin and Herion -- that performs quintessential magic using all four elements.

Rafrid is the Cloud Master of Hadrumal. He is part of Jilseth's nexus.

Sannin is a Fire Mage of Hadrumal. She is part of Jilseth's nexus.

Herion is a Water Mage of Hadrumal. He is part of Jilseth's nexus.

Kalion is the Hearth Master of Hadrumal. He is an idealist and doesn't understand human nature. He opposes Plantir on many issues. Kalion is the leader of a nexus including Ely, Canfor and Nolyen.
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