Firstborn

Seventh book of The House War
by Michelle West

The seventh book in the epic fantasy House War series returns to a beloved world of magic and polit­ical intrigue, where new threats are stir­ring. Jewel ATer­afin has never wanted to be a power. What she truly wants, she built in the streets of the poorer hold­ings. To protect what she built,...

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The seventh book in the epic fantasy House War series returns to a beloved world of magic and polit­ical intrigue, where new threats are stir­ring.

Jewel ATer­afin has never wanted to be a power. What she truly wants, she built in the streets of the poorer hold­ings. To protect what she built, to protect what she values above all else, she has accepted that power is neces­sary.

But with power comes respon­si­bility.

Jewel has forced herself to do what would have once been unthink­able: She has surren­dered her den-kin, Carver, to the wilder­ness, because she must if she is to have any hope of saving the rest of her family, and the city in which they dwell.

But she cannot leave him with nothing. Into his hands, she has placed the single, blue leaf that came from the wilder­ness and the dreaming combined. She doesn’t know what it does or what it was meant to do — but it is the most powerful item on her person, and it is the only thing she can leave him.

That leaf, however, was created to serve a purpose that Jewel does not under­stand. Nor does Carver, who now possesses it. With Ellerson by his side, Carver intends to traverse the wild Winter in an attempt to reach home — and the people who are waiting for him.

There are those who do under­stand the signif­i­cance of Carver’s gift, and the disaster that will prevail if it remains in his hands. But time is of the essence. These lands are not unclaimed, and the Lord of these lands is waking from his ancient slumber.

Nor is the Lord the only threat. First­born, demons, and wild elemen­tals are swirling around two mortal men in a storm that threatens to end the only chance the city of Aver­alaan has of surviving what is to follow.

Hardcover published February 2019 by DAW Books
ISBN 9780756415525 • 592 pages • Cover art by Jody A. Lee
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