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The final battle -- the ultimate price.The once beautiful land of Hightspall is being carved up by warring armies led by figures from out of legend. One army is headed by the charismatic brute, Axil Grandys, and the other by Lyf, resurrected sorcerer-king and Axil's ancient nemesis.Only the escaped slave Tali and her unreliable magic stand in their way -- but Tali's gift grows more painful every time she uses it. As the armies converge on the fateful peak of Touchstone, Tali and her ally Rix must find a way to overcome Lyf and prevent Axil from using the Three Spells that will destroy Hightspall forever.JUSTICE is the shattering finale to Ian Irvine's fantasy epic Tainted Realm trilogy.

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Ian Irvine

I'm an Australian author of 31 novels, mainly fantasy. They include the bestselling Three Worlds epic fantasy sequence, which has sold over a million print copies and has been published in 11 countries. It comprises The View from the Mirror quartet, The Well of Echoes quartet and The Song of the Tears trilogy. I??m currently writing the long-awaited sequel to The View from the Mirror, which will be published worldwide by Hachette from late 2015, Facebook, Signup to my email newsletter and get a free ebook of A Shadow on the Glass, Book 1 of The View from the Mirror. My latest book is for primary children: The Last Christmas ?? the North Pole is Melting! and you can read the first chapter there. Funny thing is, I never wanted to be a writer. From an early age my ambition was to be a scientist. I??m an expert in pollution and I??ve spent my professional life studying it in far-flung places like Mauritius, Sumatra, Mongolia, South Korea, the Philippines, Papua-New Guinea and Western Samoa, as well as all over Australia. Often scuba diving to the bottom of foul, smelly harbours and hammering tubes deep into the polluted mud to collect samples for chemical analysis. Now that??s living!I was a small, quiet kid who devoured books from the moment I learned to read. When I was naughty, Mum wouldn??t let me read anything for a week ?? talk about a cruel and unusual punishment. I discovered fantasy in the early 70??s, with The Lord of the Rings and the Earthsea trilogy, and was immediately hooked. But there wasn??t much fantasy in those days; within a couple of years I??d read everything available. I wanted more and bigger tales, on vaster canvases, but they didn??t exist. That??s why I had to become a writer ?? to write the kind of stories I wanted to read. I??ve never wanted to write about superheroes or huge, reckless warriors who know no fear. I write epic fantasy about underdogs and ordinary people who, in pursuit of their goals, are put to the limit of human endurance. My characters aren??t fantasy stereotypes, they??re real people with believable motivations and unfortunate flaws. I??m well known for strong female characters who have as many adventures as the men, and frequently get them out of trouble (I have five sisters) . My characters are often small or clumsy or inexperienced or handicapped in some way, yet they make up for it with cleverness, ingenuity or sheer, low cunning. My antagonists are real, complex people who do bad things for strong and deeply-held reasons ?? never ??just because they??re evil??.Though my characters suffer every kind of torment imaginable, at their lowest point they discover the truest form of courage ?? they keep fighting because the fate of the people they care for, and the world they love, depends on them never giving up."Irvine is a veteran storyteller who excels in sustaining complex plots with well-rounded characters. Here, he delivers a compelling tale of vengeance, loyalty, and the se

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