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    A Gathering of Gargoyles

     Meredith Ann Pierce

A Gathering of Gargoyles

Aeriel's love has broken the curse on the darkangel Irrylath, making him human again and freeing him from the control of his mother, the dreaded White Witch. But the Witch is far from defeated. Her wicked plans require all seven of her vampyre sons, and she will not give one up so easily. There is but a single hope for the Witch's defeat--solving an ancient, mysterious riddle. So Aeriel sets off to solve the riddle, sailing across a sea of dust and straight into the worst of the Witch's terrors. But if Aeriel is to save Irrylath and her world, she will have to overcome his bloodthirsty darkangel brothers--and ultimately confront his terrifying mother face-to-face.

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    The Darkangel

     Meredith Ann Pierce

The Darkangel

Aeriel is kidnapped by the darkangel, a black-winged vampyre of astounding beauty and youth. In his castle keep, she serves his 13 wives, wraiths whose souls he stole. She must kill him before his next marriage and comes into full power, but is captivated by his magnificent beauty and inner spark of goodness. Will she choose to save humanity or his soul?

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    The Pearl of the Soul of the World

     Meredith Ann Pierce

The Pearl of the Soul of the World

All the world’s wisdom and magic resides within the iridescent depths of a small white pearl. “All my sorcery,” the Ancient Ravenna had said of the pearl. “It is left to you to save the world. ” But is the pearl powerful enough to enable Aeriel to defeat the White Witch? Aeriel’s people have assembled an army--led by the redeemed darkangel Irrylath--and are soon to attack the Witch and her darkangel sons. But their cause is hopeless unless Aeriel can unlock the mysteries of the pearl . . . and of her own destiny.

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    Birth of the Firebringer

     Meredith Ann Pierce

Birth of the Firebringer

Jan, the prince of the unicorns, is high-spirited, reckless-and the despair of his mighty father, Korr. Reluctantly, Korr allows Jan to accompany the other initiate warriors on a pilgrimage. Soon Jan's curiosity leads him, along with his friend Dagg, and their mentor, the female warrior Tek, into the greatest dangers-deadly gryphons, sly pans, wyverns, pards, and renegade unicorns. Yet time after time they are rescued, leading Jan to wonder: Am I the heir to a special destiny?

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    Dark Moon ft-2

     Meredith Ann Pierce

Dark Moon ft-2

He was the youngest prince the Unicorns had ever known: Aljan son-of-Korr, Dark Moon. A silver crescent on his brow and a white star on his heel were tokens that one day he was destined to become the legendary Firebringer, but Jan had no knowledge of fire or of where to find the magical, mystical stuff. Swept out to sea during a savage attack by marauding gryphons, fierce winged eagle-cats who have long been enemes of the unicorns, Jan is washed up on a distant shore, only to find himself the revered captive of a strange race of two-foots who treat him with awe, even as they hold him against his will. It is here that he witnesses the magic of fire for the first time and, more important, discovers how he himself can create it. But can he escape and bring this knowledge back to the unicorns in time to save them?

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    The Son of Summer Stars ft-3

     Meredith Ann Pierce

The Son of Summer Stars ft-3

He was the youngest prince the unicorns had ever known: Aljan son-of-Korr, Dark Moon. A silver crescent on his brow and a white star on his heel were tokens that he was destined to become the legendary Firebringer, the hero who would conquer the unicorns’ enemies and lead the tribe back to their ancestral homeland. But a secret haunts Jan’s father, the king—a secret so dark that, once exposed, it could bring the downfall of the prophesied Firebringer. When, with his dying breath, Korr reveals the truth to his son, Jan is left with its terrible burden, and with an impossible choice—renounce Tek, his beloved mate, and lose forever the kingship of the unicorns, or return to the tribe and face the consequences of his father’s acts, and of his own.

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    Birth of the Firebringer ft-1

     Meredith Ann Pierce

Birth of the Firebringer ft-1

He was born under a dark moon, Aljan, prince of the unicorns, high-spirited, impetuous. His constant questioning and recklessness are the despair of his mighty father, Korr. Reluctantly, Korr allows Jan to accompany the other initiate warriors on a pilgrimage to their lost ancestral home. There, they will view their destinies in the Mirror of the Moon, a rite of passage for all who wish to join the Circle of the Unicorns. It is a perilous journey, with ever-present threats from deadly gryphons, sly pans, wyverns, pards, and renegade unicorns. Jan vows to behave. But his curiosity and impulsiveness lead him, along with his friend Dagg and their mentor, the female warrior Tek, into the greatest dangers. Miraculously, though, they are always rescued, and as they travel through the Pan Woods, across the Great Grass Plain, and finally to the sacred Hallow Hills, Jan senses another presence, one who goes her own way without fear or favor from the unicorns or their enemies. She seems to be protecting him. But why?

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    Dark Moon

     Meredith Ann Pierce

Dark Moon

Volume Two of the Firebringer Trilogy

"Carefully plotted, with satisfying action and fully developed, intriguing characters, this is sure to please fantasy lovers."—Booklist

He was the youngest prince the unicorns had ever known: Aljan son-of-Korr, Dark Moon. A silver crescent on his brow and a white star on his heel were tokens that one day he was destined to become the legendary Firebringer—but Jan had no knowledge of fire, nor of where to find it.

Swept out to sea while defending the unicorns, Jan is washed up on a distant shore, only to find himself the revered captive of a strange race of two-foots who treat him with awe, even as they hold him against his will. It is here that he witnesses the magic of fire for the first time and, even more importantly, discovers how he himself can create it. But can he escape and bring the knowledge back to the unicorns in time to same them?

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