The Battle of Evernight
Book 3 in The Bitterbynde TrilogyThe Lady of the Sorrows embarks on a perilous quest in a wild realm of magic and malevolence to reunite with her enigmatic lover and end a terrible war
To save her loved ones from catastrophe, the Lady of the Sorrows urgently seeks to uncover the secrets of her past. Yet those mysteries, once revealed, will be more extraordinary and harrowing than she could have imagined. The lady journeys to the terrible fortress of the Raven Prince in Evernight, despite the Bitterbynde curse that is distorting her memories and the onset of a debilitating malady for which a cure may never be found. As a battle for the destiny of the world begins, the lady must make a fateful decision. If she reveals what she knows, she will liberate 2 worlds—or incite the downfall of everything she loves.
The stunning conclusion to her acclaimed Bitterbynde Trilogy, The Battle of Evernight is the crowning literary achievement of author Cecilia Dart-Thornton, who has been praised as Australia’s J. R. R. Tolkien. Lyrical and breathtaking, a bold and bittersweet fantasy born from ancient legends and folklore passed down through the ages, it is a magnificent contribution to the canon of Western fantasy literature.
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“In the strong conclusion to her Bitterbynde trilogy . . . Dart-Thornton beguiles with poetic, songlike prose. . . . Those who esteem the Irish and Scottish myths of faerie folk will be delighted by the magic folklore and tales within tales that fill the book.” —Publishers Weekly
“Seamlessly mixing British and Irish myths, fairy tales, and folklore, Dart-Thornton . . . creates an extraordinarily wild world, comparable to Middle-earth, that can be both breathtakingly beautiful and, in the blink of an eye, the stuff of nightmares.” —Paul Goat Allen
Praise for Cecilia Dart-Thornton
“[Dart-Thornton is] on a par not only with her Australian contemporaries such as Sara Douglass and Garth Nix, but also with the big names further afield. . . . A very talented writer.” —SF Site
About the author
Cecilia Dart-Thornton is the author of numerous bestselling fantasy novels, notably the Bitterbynde Trilogy, which includes The Ill-Made Mute, The Lady of the Sorrows, and The Battle of Evernight. The daughter of an architect and an academic, Dart-Thornton holds a bachelor of arts degree and a post-graduate diploma of education from Monash University. Having started out as a schoolteacher, she became a full-time writer in 2000, after her work was "discovered" on the Internet and brought to print by a New York publishing house. She is a strong supporter of animal rights and her interests include music, the fine arts-particularly Pre-Raphaelite paintings-and edible gardening. Visit her online at www.dartthornton.com and www.leavesofgoldpress.com.