A thought-provoking sometimes heartbreaking novel which absorbingly examines the dynamics and power shifts between oppressed and oppressor.
The second book of Shaftal. The country has a ruler again, Karis, a woman who can heal the war-torn land and expel the invaders. But she lives in obscurity with her fractious found family. With war and disease spreading, Karis must act. And when Karis acts, the very stones of the earth sit up and take notice.
Reviews of Earth Logic
* “Another stunner of a book. The powerful but subtle writing glows with intelligence, and the passionate, fierce, articulate, strong, and vital characters are among the most memorable in contemporary fantasy, though not for the faint of heart. Definitely for the thinking reader.”
— Paula Luedtke, Booklist (*Starred Review*)
“Continues the tale of a woman born to magic and destined to rule. Vivid descriptions and a well-thought-out system of magic make this a good selection for most libraries.”—Library Journal
“Twenty years after the invading Sainnites won the Battle of Lilterwess, the struggle for the world of Shaftal is far from finished in Marks’s stirring, intricately detailed sequel to Fire Logic. Full of love and humor as well as war and intrigue, this well-crafted epic fantasy will delight existing fans as surely as it will win new ones.”—Publishers Weekly
Praise for Fire Logic, Elemental Logic: Book 1
* “Marks has created a work that is filled with an intelligence that zings off the page. . . . This beautifully written novel includes enough blood and adventure to satisfy the most quest-driven readers.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review
“A deftly painted story of both cultures and magics in conflict.”—Robin Hobb
Fire Logic and Earth Logic both received the Gaylactic Spectrum Award.
Cover art by Kathleen Jennings.
Laurie J. Marks‘s Elemental Logic novels (Fire Logic, Earth Logic, and Water Logic) received multiple starred reviews and the first two both won the Gaylactic Spectrum Award. Marks is currently working on the fourth Elemental Logic novel, Air Logic. She lives in Boston, Massachusetts, and teaches at the University of Massachusetts.