the Divine Talisman

Book Three of the Legend of Asahiel


Fate’s ultimate battle is waged first from within . . .

To protect his people from the demonic Illysp, Torin, king of Alson, made the ultimate sacrifice. Now, as his best friend and his former love seek to salvage the shattered lands beyond their borders, a treacherous assault costs them their most powerful weapon—the fabled Crimson Sword.

Hopelessly outmatched, Pentania’s citizens fight to flee their conquered homeland, or perish. Yet an even greater threat looms. For the Leviathan has been awakened, an unfathomable creature whose wrath could single-handedly destroy the entire world.

Hope—if any remains—lies in the efforts of a lone elf, a mad witch, and a fallen hero charged with unraveling a series of divine riddles. Yet, to do so, they must first find a way to break the very bonds of Illysp possession . . .

"Written in a cinematic style, here is a novel both intimate in detail, yet breathtaking in scope. It's a brilliant odyssey that stays with you long after you turn the last page. I envy those who haven't discovered this world yet."
James Rollins
(Sigma Force)

Publisher: HarperCollins (Eos)
Editor: Diana Gill
Cover Art: Koveck
First Edition Hardcover: July 22, 2008
ISBN: 0060741546
Mass Market Reprint: July 28, 2009
ISBN: 0060741554