Quarters

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Sing the Four Quarters Summary

The Bards of Shkoder hold the country together. They, and the elemental spirits they Sing - earth, air, fire, and water - bring the news of the sea to the mountains, news of the mountains to the plains. They give their people, from peasant to king, a song in common.

Annice is a rare talent, able to Sing all four quarters, but her brother, the newly enthroned King Theron, sees her request to study at the Bardic Hall as a betrayal. To his surprise, Annice accepts his conditions, renouncing her royal blood and swearing to remain childless so as not to jeopardize the line of succession. She walks away from political responsibilities, royal privilege and her family.

Ten years later, Annice has become the Princess Bard and her real life is about to become the exact opposite of the overwrought ballad her fellow students at the Bardic Hall wrote about her. Now, she's on the run from the Royal Guards with the Duc of Ohrid, the father of her unborn child, both of them guilty of treason - one of them unjustly accused. To save the Duc's life, they'll have to cross the country, manage to keep from strangling each other, and defeat an enemy too damaged for even a Bard's song to reach.

©1994 Tanya Huff (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
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  • Book 1

    • Sing the Four Quarters

    • Quarters, Book 1
    • By: Tanya Huff
    • Narrated by: Nicol Zanzarella
    • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
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    Ten years later, Annice has become the Princess Bard and her real life is about to become the exact opposite of the overwrought ballad her fellow students at the Bardic Hall wrote about her. Now, she's on the run from the Royal Guards with the Duc of Ohrid, the father of her unborn child, both of them guilty of treason - one of them unjustly accused.

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  • Book 2

    • Fifth Quarter

    • Quarters, Book 2
    • By: Tanya Huff
    • Narrated by: Nicol Zanzarella
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
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    Trained to kill from childhood, siblings Bannon and Vree have only known life as assassins in the Imperial Army. The army is both their mother and father, their lives subject to the whims of the Crown. When their latest target steals Bannon's body for his own, Vree saves her brother by dragging his spirit in to share hers. But two assassins in one body is one assassin too many. To save both their lives, they must abandon the only life they've known, risking Imperial ire and possible execution, to regain Bannon's body.

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  • Book 3

    • No Quarter

    • By: Tanya Huff
    • Narrated by: Nicol Zanzarella
    • Length: 11 hrs and 34 mins
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    Having offered sanctuary to the soul of the man who stole her brother's body, Vree heads north to Shkoder with two kigh struggling to co-exist in a single body. Although the odds aren't in their favour, there's a chance, a small chance, the Bards can find Gyhard a body of his own without anyone else having to die. But Vree was an assassin trained to kill on command, Gyhard has chosen to kill again and again on a quest for immortality, and the Bards aren't certain which of them is the more dangerous.

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  • Book 4

    • The Quartered Sea

    • By: Tanya Huff
    • Narrated by: Nicol Zanzarella
    • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
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    Benedikt Sings the most powerful water in the kingdom, but water is the only Quarter Benedikt can sing, which isolates him from the Bardic Captain and his fellow Bards. When the Queen of Shkoder outfits a voyage to discover the lands across the sea against the Bardic Captain's objections, Benedikt is the only Bard willing to brave the Captain's wrath and volunteer. In uncharted waters, a storm strikes and the kigh of the deep seas rise. All of Benedikt's skill is unable to save ship or crew. Shipwrecked in an unfamiliar country and unable to send word to Shkoder of the ship's fate, Benedikt must play the part he's been given.

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