cover image Upon the Flight of the Queen

Upon the Flight of the Queen

Howard Andrew Jones. St. Martin’s, $28.99 (432p) ISBN 978-1-250-14880-3

In Jones’s exhilarating sequel to For the Killing of Kings, the brave warriors of the Altenerai spread out to protect the five Allied Realms from their most dangerous enemies—including some within the realms. They battle brute force and powerful magic with surprises of their own. The vicious Noar have taken over the city of Alantris and are imprisoning its citizens. Altenerai Varama and Rylin, hiding in secret tunnels, strategically chip away at the Noar. Commander N’lahr heads to Alantris, hoping to arrive in time to save the city and its defenders. Meanwhile, Altenerai adventurers Elenai, Kyrkenall, and Ortok save the city of Vedessus from a Noar attack, then set off to ask for an alliance with winged lizards known as ko’aye. They all must complete their tasks and make it back to the city of Darassus before it succumbs to two threats: a planned Noar attack with dragons, and Darassus’s own magic-addicted queen. This powerful epic fantasy is a heart-racing, action-packed thrill. Agent: Bob Mecoy, Creative Book Services. (Nov.)