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Ian Irvine - Author

About the Author

Ian Irvine was born in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia, in 1950, and educated at Chevalier College and the University of Sydney, where he took a PhD in marine science.

He lives in the mountains of NSW, Australia.

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Other books by Ian Irvine

Tower on the Rift

Tower on the Rift

Author: Ian Irvine Format: eBook Release Date: 28/02/2009

In this second volume, Karan, a young Sensitive carrying the blood of all three Worlds, comes into possession of the Mirror of Aachen, which holds the power to heal--or destroy--World relations. But as war rages, Tensor, the leader of the Aachim people, steals the mirror and flees with the young chronicler, Lilan, leaving all to wonder how they plan to use this magic.

The Curse On The Chosen The Song of the Tears, Volume Two (A Three Worlds Novel)

The Curse On The Chosen The Song of the Tears, Volume Two (A Three Worlds Novel)

Author: Ian Irvine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/11/2008

Beset by false friends and the weight of a world's expectations, Nish flees his father, the God-Emperor - always searching for the means to orchestrate his downfall. Nish's reluctant allies are Maelys, who believes he betrayed her family; former scrutator Xervish Flydd, now stripped of power; and Colm, whom Nish owes a favour he can never repay. If their fragile partnership survives, they may have a chance to save themselves, and their land. The group must find a hidden tower in a barren arctic wilderness, and somehow convince the dread Numinator, who despises all humanity, to come to their aid. And what of the different futures projected in the Pit of Possibilities? Can they, and should they, trust its portents? They have nothing to lose but their hope - a frail weapon in a war upon a god.

The Fate Of The Fallen The Song of the Tears: Volume One

The Fate Of The Fallen The Song of the Tears: Volume One

Author: Ian Irvine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2007

After ten years of servitude, Nish is about to be released from the blackest prison of the maimed God-Emperor, Jal-Nish Hlar, his corrupt father. Jal-Nish holds the two sorcerous quicksilver tears, Gatherer and Reaper, and with them controls all of the Secret Art. All opposition having been crushed, he has begun to remake the world in his depraved image. The only hope of overthrowing him lies in Nish, whom the oppressed peoples of the world see as a messianic figure. They have named him the Deliverer for, as Nish was dragged away to prison a decade ago, he wildly promised to return and cast down his father. Unfortunately Nish is powerless and without allies. But worse, his father wants Nish to become his lieutenant and become as corrupt as he is. Jal-Nish offers Nish everything he has ever desired and, faced with the unbearable alternative of another ten years in prison, he isn't sure he can resist the temptation.

Alchymist The Well of Echoes, Volume Three (A Three Worlds Novel)

Alchymist The Well of Echoes, Volume Three (A Three Worlds Novel)

Author: Ian Irvine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/10/2004

The Node has failed, rendering humanity's battle clankers and the Aachim's constructs useless. With the battle lost, hordes of alien Lyrinx are swarming from the tar pits of Snizort, intending to fall upon the survivors and destroy them to the last man. Tiaan, crippled and unable to walk, is held prisoner by the vengeful Vithis, who is determined to extract her geomantic secrets at any cost. For his failings, Nish has been cast out and branded a traitor, while Irisis, accused of high treason, is forced to flee for her life. The fate of humanity is dependent on the survival of one wily old man, the Scrutator Xervish Flydd. But Flydd has been blamed for the defeat at Snizort and is condemned to die a brutish death as a slave - hauling ironclad clankers out of the battlefield mire until his heart bursts under the strain.

Geomancer The Well of Echoes, Volume One (A Three Worlds Novel)

Geomancer The Well of Echoes, Volume One (A Three Worlds Novel)

Author: Ian Irvine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/07/2003

Two hundred years after the Forbidding was broken, Santhenar is locked in war with the lyrinx - intelligent, winged predators who will do anything to gain their own world. Despite the development of battle clankers and mastery of the crystals that power them, humanity is losing. Tiaan, a lonely crystal worker in a clanker manufactory, is experimenting with an entirely new kind of crystal when she begins to have extraordinary visions. The crystal has woken her latent talent for geomancy, the most powerful of all the Secret Arts - and the most perilous. Falsely accused of sabotage by her rival, Irisis, Tiaan flees for her life. Struggling to control her talent and hunted by the lyrinx, Tiaan follows her visions all the way to Tirthrax, greatest peak on all the Three Worlds, where a nightmare awaits her ... Find out more about this title and others at www.orbitbooks.co.uk

Tetrarch The Well of Echoes, Volume Two (A Three Worlds Novel)

Tetrarch The Well of Echoes, Volume Two (A Three Worlds Novel)

Author: Ian Irvine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2003

Santhenar is on its knees. War with the forces from beyond the Void shows no sign of ending. And there is worse to come. The Aachim have invaded with a fleet of formidable battle constructs and the price for their withdrawal is half the globe. The future of the world now rests in the hands of just three flawed individuals: Tiaan, whose knowledge holds the key to a power that can yet destroy all foes; Nish who has sworn to bring the renegade geomancer to justice; and Irisis, whose great talents are hidden even from herself. Now Tiaan is leading her people in a last desperate stand against the Lyrinx... but if they are to survive she must master her new powers or be destroyed...

The Way Between The Worlds The View From The Mirror, Volume Four (A Three Worlds Novel)

The Way Between The Worlds The View From The Mirror, Volume Four (A Three Worlds Novel)

Author: Ian Irvine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/12/2001

The alliance has failed. There is a dark full moon on mid-winter's day - sign that the foretelling has come to pass. Karan is held captive in desolate Carcharon tower. Karan's lover, Llian, is in chains, falsely accused of betraying her to the enemy. Rulke the Charon is unstoppable now, and plans to open the Way between the Worlds. If he succeeds the world will be overwhelmed by the dread armies of the void and an endless night will fall... For more information on this or any other Orbit title, visit the Orbit website at www.orbitbooks.co.uk

Dark Is The Moon The View From The Mirror, Volume Three (A Three Worlds Novel)

Dark Is The Moon The View From The Mirror, Volume Three (A Three Worlds Novel)

Author: Ian Irvine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2001

Rulke the Great Betrayer is free at last to use the deadly construct he has spent a thousand years perfecting. To succeed he needs just one thing - Karan's unique sensitive talent. Karan and her lover Llian are lost in the Nightland, trapped in an alien palace that is collapsing about them. Only Rulke can open the gate and send them home to Santhenar, but Karan is terrified he will corrupt Llian. Yggur and Mendark, sworn enemies, struggle to tame the power of the rift. They must seal the gate before Rulke brings forth his construct. If they fail he will ravage the world. And if they succeed, Karan and Llian will be trapped in the Nightland for eternity ...

The Tower On The Rift The View From The Mirror, Volume Two (A Three Worlds Novel)

The Tower On The Rift The View From The Mirror, Volume Two (A Three Worlds Novel)

Author: Ian Irvine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/11/2000

War rages across Santhenar as the quest for the Mirror of Aachan continues. In desperation, Tensor, leader of the Aachims, flees with the Mirror into the wilderness, taking the chronicler Llian with him. Only Karan can locate them, but it will be a perilous journey. Tensor wants her dead, other powers are hunting her down, and Rulke the Charon broods over them all from his Nightland prison ... 'The complex cultures, detailed geography, and the palpable weight of history provide a solid background to an intense story ... this stands out as a worldbuilding labour of love with some truly original touches' LOCUS Look out for more information on this book and others on the Orbit website at www.orbitbooks.co.uk

A Shadow On The Glass The View From The Mirror, Volume One (A Three Worlds Novel)

A Shadow On The Glass The View From The Mirror, Volume One (A Three Worlds Novel)

Author: Ian Irvine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2000

Once there were three worlds, each with their own people. Then, fleeing out of the void, on the edge of extinction, came the Charon. And the balance changed for ever. With A SHADOW ON THE GLASS, Book One of A View from the Mirror, a major new fantasy epic begins. Karan, a sensitive with a troubled past, is forced to steal an ancient relic in payment for a debt. But she is not told that the relic is, in fact, the Mirror of Aachan, a twisted, deceitful thing that remembers everything it has seen. Llian, meanwhile, a brilliant chronicler, is expelled from his college for uncovering a perilous mystery.Thrown together by fate, Karan and Llian are hunted across a world at war, for the Mirror contains a secret of incredible power. More information on this book and others can be found on the Orbit website at www.orbitbooks.co.uk