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The Ember Blade / Chris Wooding.

By: Wooding, Chris, 1977- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Wooding, Chris, Darkwater legacy: book 1.Publisher: London : Gollancz, an imprint of The Orion Publishing Group, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Description: 824 pages : map ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781473214842; 9781473214859.Subject(s): Friendship -- Fiction | Coming of age -- Fiction | Quests (Expeditions) -- Fiction | Revolutions -- Fiction | Swords -- Fiction | Magic -- Fiction | Escaped prisoners -- FictionGenre/Form: Fantasy fiction.DDC classification: 823.92 Summary: Empires rise, civilisations fall and one culture comes to subsume another. It's the way of the world... sometimes ways of life are improved, sometimes they are not. But the progression of change is huge and - usually - unstoppable. In this story, the Ossian way of life is fading and the Dachen way is taking its place and Aren is comfortable with that. Even when his parents are accused of treason he supports the establishment and maintains there's been some mistake... which is all it takes to get himself and his best friend arrested... Thrown into a prison mine they plan their escape - only to be overtaken by events when they're rescued, and promptly find themselves in the middle of an ambush. By the time they've escaped, they're unavoidably linked to Garric - their unwelcome saviour - and his quest to overturn the Dachen way of life. If they leave Garric now, they'll be arrested or killed by their pursuers. If they turn him in, Garric will kill them. If they stay with him, they'll be abetting a murderous quest they don't believe in. There are no good options - but Aren will still have to choose a path...
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<p> A land under occupation. A legendary sword. A young man's journey to find his destiny. </p> <p>Aren has lived by the rules all his life. He's never questioned it; that's just the way things are. But then his father is executed for treason, and he and his best friend Cade are thrown into a prison mine, doomed to work until they drop. Unless they can somehow break free . . .</p> <p>But what lies beyond the prison walls is more terrifying still. Rescued by a man who hates him yet is oath-bound to protect him, pursued by inhuman forces, Aren slowly accepts that everything he knew about his world was a lie. The rules are not there to protect him, or his people, but to enslave them. A revolution is brewing, and Aren is being drawn into it, whether he likes it or not.</p> <p>The key to the revolution is the Ember Blade. The sword of kings, the Excalibur of his people. Only with the Ember Blade in hand can their people be inspired to rise up . . . but it's locked in an impenetrable vault in the most heavily guarded fortress in the land.</p> <p>All they have to do now is steal it . . .</p>

Empires rise, civilisations fall and one culture comes to subsume another. It's the way of the world... sometimes ways of life are improved, sometimes they are not. But the progression of change is huge and - usually - unstoppable. In this story, the Ossian way of life is fading and the Dachen way is taking its place and Aren is comfortable with that. Even when his parents are accused of treason he supports the establishment and maintains there's been some mistake... which is all it takes to get himself and his best friend arrested... Thrown into a prison mine they plan their escape - only to be overtaken by events when they're rescued, and promptly find themselves in the middle of an ambush. By the time they've escaped, they're unavoidably linked to Garric - their unwelcome saviour - and his quest to overturn the Dachen way of life. If they leave Garric now, they'll be arrested or killed by their pursuers. If they turn him in, Garric will kill them. If they stay with him, they'll be abetting a murderous quest they don't believe in. There are no good options - but Aren will still have to choose a path...

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