WIR #38: Courage of Falcons

Courage of FalconsLisle, Holly. The Secret Texts, Book 3: Courage of Falcons. New York: Warner Aspect. Copyright © 2000, by Holly Lisle.

Holly Lisle's web site: http://hollylisle.com/
Holly Lisle's blog: http://hollylisle.com/writingdiary2

And now we come to the last book in the series. The first two novels apparently sold well, as on the back cover of the book we read, "Holly Lisle, the acclaimed author of the #1 Locus bestsellers Diplomacy of Wolves and Vengeance of Dragons, concludes the fantastic epic of The Secret Texts, as a millennium of blood curses, dark conspiracies, and arcane sorceries engulf a world . . ." Hmm, I hear some of you saying. #1 Locus bestsellers? Who the hell is Locus? Locus, my friends, if you didn't already know, is known as "The Magazine of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Fields."

Let's take a gander now at the blurb for Courage of Falcons

The Falcons, a band of fugitive wizards that includes skinshifters Kait Galweigh and Ry Sabir, struggle to wield ancient magics in their desperate battle against the immortal, soul-devouring necromancers called the Dragons.

At the same time, a thousand tribes of long-banished Scarred declare war on the civilized lands, with a prophesied messiah uniting them into an unstoppable army. Bent on conquest and revenge, the Scarred don't care that their new leader, Luercas, is a being so evil that even the Dragons fear him . . .

To defeat the Dragons, Kait and Ry must destroy the source of the sorcerers' power—the Mirror of Souls. But if they succeed, they will lose the only weapon that can stop Luercas from becoming a demonic god who will enslave the entire world . . . forever.

Noted at Locus's website is that Kirkus Reviews, which I'd mentioned in my previous post, will be shutting down. Writes Locus: ". . . founded in 1933, [Kirkus] reviewed over 5,000 titles per year and published biweekly." They also note here, that "Borders UK will close all 45 of its Borders and Books Etc stores on December 22, 2009, unless a buyer for the chain is found."

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