The Falcon Throne is the first installment of a new epic fantasy series that is sure to delight. There is plenty of back-stabbing, unbelievable betrayals and murdering mayhem to keep all readers interested from cover to cover.
Balfre is the hot-headed megalomaniac set to inherit the Harcian duchy but his father, Duke Aimery has serious doubts about his son's fitness to rule. When guardianship of the Green Isle is given to his brother Grefin instead of himself Balfre becomes determined not only to make Harcia his own but to take the neighboring duchy of Clemen and proclaiming himself king of the united duchies. With the help of a witch named Izusa and his trusted man Waymon he sets out to sabotoge not only his obvious enemies but his father and brother as well.
Roric if the bastard and reluctant duke of Clemen. Coerced into taking the duchy from Harald, the rightful but awful duke, he has stumbled through his rule - haunted by the unplanned death of Haralds infant son. Life is further complicated when his trusted advisor insists that he must marry his daughter in hopes that an heir will calm the duchy's nerves but a loveless marriage and no sons only causes Roric more despair. His soft-rule has opened him up for conquest and with the death of Aimery looming and Balfre's rule he must resolve his feelings and become the duke that Clemen desperately needs.
I REALLY enjoyed this book and was sad to see it come to an end. Looking forward to the next novel and hoping Ms. Miller writes faster than Martin!