The Vacant Throne

The Vacant Throne

by Joshua Palmatier

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The city of Amenkor has stood for well over a thousand years as a premier trading center. Ruled by the Mistress of the Skewed Throne, Amenkor has weathered attacks by invaders and the madness, drought, famine, and disease brought by the mysterious White Fire.

But now―betrayed from within and barely surviving a devastating attack by the mysterious Chorl―Amenkor reels on the brink of ruin. In Amenkor's time of greatest need, Varis―raised in the slums of the city, and trained not only to survive but to kill at need―has unwillingly become the ruler of the city―the new Mistress of the Skewed Throne.

Untrained, unpreparedm and not certain who she can trust, Varis takes the Throne at one of the most perilous points in Amenkor's long history, and is forced to draw on all of Amenkor's limited resources, both ordinary and magical, when the Chorl invade. And perhaps the price Varis pays is too high, as the very heart and soul of Amenkor's power―the Skewed Throne―is destroyed duing the final deserate confrontation with the invaders.

Now, with the threat of the CHorl's return still hanging over them, Varis has no choice but to turn to Amenkor's sometime ally, the city of Venitte, home to the only other throne that is a repository of magical power. Yet Varis and the people of Amenkor are not the only ones looking toward Venitte. The Chorl invaders are on the march, and whether Venitte will fare any better against the Chorl than Amenkor remains to be seen.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440638589
Publisher: DAW
Publication date: 01/02/2008
Series: Throne of Amenkor , #3
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 266,143
File size: 536 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Joshua Palmatier was born in PA, but now resides in NY. Palmatier started writing SF and Fantasy novels and short stories in eighth grade, and hasn't stopped writing since, mainly focusing on novels. He can be found at

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Vacant Throne 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Khuearrah More than 1 year ago
An exciting novel which will you to a world full of wild imagination and definitely a hard book to put down.
Alagria More than 1 year ago
This trilogy is very good. The main character, Varis, is a complicated, winning, enjoyable heroine who overcomes great odds to succeed. Varis' journey from gutterscum to Mistress of a City is quite interesting to watch - her emotions connect and she is a character we can unabashedly cheer on. Worthy series
harstan More than 1 year ago
The Chorl unprovoked assault almost destroyed Amenkor. The nation¿s ruler Varis had to employ a desperate ploy to save her people. However, by destroying THE SKEWED THRONE, Varis insured Amenkor defeated the invaders.------------ However, the cost of the war has left her country in a devastating state as much of the nation lies in ruins with starvation a real probability and nothing left to defend against another Chorl invasion. Varis knows they must rebuild fast, but fears she will lead alone as her mentor and advisor Erick remains near death following a vicious torture by the Chorl. Her hope resides with finding the Stone Throne that was built to protect the southern seaport Venitte, but vanished hundreds of years ago. She heads to that city hoping to forge an alliance and find a cure for Erick while the Chorl has regrouped and are ready to renew their vigorous insidious attacks by land and sea.---------------- The Throne fantasy tales (see THE CRACKED THRONE and THE SKEWED THRONE) are some of the best the genre has to offer. THE VACANT THRONE contains an engaging plot starring a strong courageous female ruler who faces monstrous problems with no time to fix them. Readers will continue to cherish the Throne saga delivers as a desperate Varis tries to find ways to provide the basic needs to her beleaguered people.----------- Harriet Klausner