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Re Temur, legitimate heir to his grandfather’s Khaganate, has finally raised his banner and declared himself at war with his usurping uncle. With his companions—the Wizard Samarkar, the Cho-tse Hrahima, and the silent monk Brother Hsiung—he must make his way to Dragon Lake to gather in his army of followers. But Temur’s enemies are not idle; the leader of the Nameless Assassins, who has shattered the peace of the Steppe, has struck at Temur’s uncle already. To the south, in the Rasan empire, plague rages. To the east, the great city of Asmaracanda has burned, and the Uthman Caliph is deposed. All the world seems to be on fire, and who knows if even the beloved son of the Eternal Sky can save it?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Bear’s stellar conclusion to her Mongolian-flavored fantasy trilogy is a satisfying mix of traditional epic fantasy elements, flavored with original magic and grounded with mundane details that make the fantastic seem entirely possible…The conclusion is both untelegraphed and completely appropriate. Bear’s trilogy makes a rich contribution to epic fantasy’s expanding borders of emotion and invention.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Wrapping up Bear’s complex and beautifully rendered historical-fantasy trilogy…Notably, apart from the hero and his antagonist, all the leading characters are women. It all adds up to an eminently satisfying conclusion. Considering the trilogy as a whole, the overused term masterpiece justifiably applies.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “In this conclusion to the trilogy that began with 2012’s Range of Ghosts, Re Temur still has a lot of ground to cover on his way toward a final confrontation with the sorcerous al-Sepehr, leader of the cult of the Nameless…Although it comes toward the end of this final book, the showdown is worth waiting for, and readers will enjoy spending a little more time with Bear’s vivid characters as she gives each a chance to come into their own destiny. The mix of cultures in her rich world building are based on societies from the Middle East and Central Asia, but they remain original and amazing fantasy creations.”

    Library Journal

  • “Bear concludes the epic begun in Range of Ghosts with her usual subversive flair…This is a pleasing conclusion to an epic; it ties up the major threads but leaves many open questions about how the world will move forward.”


  • One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2014
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