Daughter of Lir
By Judith Tarr
(Forge Books, Hardcover, 9780312876166, 416pp.)
Publication Date: June 2001
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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In this sequel to White Mare's Daughter, the people of the horse goddess once more face the threat of war.
Generations ago, the people of the White Mare migrated westward, through the great forests, until they met and clashed with the people of the cities of the Mother. They brought war to the cities, but in the end they made peace through alliance and marriage.
But now war threatens again.
Now there is something rumbling across the plains, coming from the East: a dreadful new weapon wielded by the tribes of the east as they once again begin to push westward. Rhian, a potter's daughter with the gift of seeing, has dreamed of these terrifying war chariots. Emrys, the King's son, has seen them at the edge of his kingdom.
Together, they must try to find a way to defend the Cities of the Mothers from a new invasion.
Tarr's series of books about the people of the Horse Goddess is a great and powerful saga from the mists of time. The tales she tells are the root of every legend, the heart of every myth. Judith Tarr has created a vividly believable tale of destiny you will never forget.
Judith Tarr is the author of more than twenty widely praised novels, including The Throne of Isis, White Mare's Daughter, and Queen of Swords, as well as five previous volumes in the Avaryan Chronicles: The Hall of the Mountain King, The Lady of Han-Gilen and A Fall of Princes (collected in one volume as Avaryan Rising), Arrows of the Sun, and Spear of Heaven. A graduate of Yale and Cambridge University, Judith Tarr holds degrees in ancient and medieval history, and breeds Lipizzan horses at Dancing Horse Farm, her home in Vail, Arizona.
“Tarr steps back in time to a realm of goddess worship reminiscent of the setting of Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Mists of Avalon.” —Booklist
“Tarr returns to the ancient pagan world of White Mare's Daughter.... Rhian, chosen by the White Mare to be a servant of the goddess, is determined to capture a chariot, recently invented by the invading tribes, and build an army to defend her homeland. Minas and Dias, sons of the tribes' king, are just as determined to conquer the peaceful, wealthy people of Lir. Will love and loyalty triumph in this clash of cultures?” – Library Journal