Limits of Power (#4)

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The unthinkable has occurred in the kingdom of Lyonya. The queen of the Elves—known as the Lady—is dead, murdered by former elves twisted by dark powers. Now the Lady’s half-elven grandson must heal the mistrust between elf and human before their enemies strike again. Yet as he struggles to make ready for an attack, an even greater threat looms across the Eight Kingdoms.

Throughout the north, magic is reappearing after centuries of absence, emerging without warning in family after family—rich and poor alike. In some areas, the religious strictures against magery remain in place, and fanatical followers are stamping out magery by killing whoever displays the merest sign of it—even children. And as unrest spreads, one very determined traitor works to undo any effort at peace—no matter how many lives it costs. With the future hanging in the balance, it is only the dedication of a few resolute heroes who can turn the tides . . . if they can survive.


“Moon’s fourth fantasy novel set in the Eight Kingdoms is thoughtful and deeply character driven, full of personal crises as heartbreaking and hopeful as any dramatic invasion […] here are plots within plots, but the complex story is never confusing. Fantasy fans will be delighted by this impressive foray.”

Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“[Moon’s] great strength lies in the patient accumulation of telling detail, yielding an extraordinarily rich picture of the world’s politics, philosophy, military structure, history, magic and alien cultures, where men and women stand as equals even in force of arms.”


“Moon’s series contains all the elements expected of epic fantasy: big battles, magic and liminal realities and eucatastrophe, other races and cultural change, long views of time, tragedy both sharp and lingering as well as moments of joy and laughter. If the reader has a taste for good versus evil, and a keelson of human decency supporting the structure, then Moon’s series should appeal.”

SF Site

“One of Moon’s greatest strengths is her ability to build up tension and conflict between characters […] I am both pleased with how Moon is driving the characters and plot and look forward to seeing how it is all resolved. Readers who are checking the review to see how the series is progressing: it is moving along nicely, so go back to the beginning and get caught up with the series.”


Awards & Accolades


#4 Locus Bestseller List