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Chronicles of the Necromancer is a four novel long fantasy series by Gail Z Martin which consists of the novels The Summoner, The Blood King, Dark Haven and Dark Lady’s Chosen. Book one in the follow up series, The Fallen Kings Cycle, is scheduled to be released in early 2011.The series is set in the Winter Kingdoms which is split into seven different countries. The first book opens in the country of Margolan during the Feast of the Departed, and follows second Prince Martris "Tris" Drayke as he flees the castle after learning that Crown Prince Jared's men had assassinated the rest of their family.Not to be confused with The Necromancer Chronicles by Amanda Downum.
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A God Am I: Some of the vayash moru feel this way, most notably Uri.
I think that Malesh would be a better example actually, considering that he tried to become a consort.
Arranged Marriage: Kiara has one with Jared that was arranged at her birth. She ends up with Tris instead, which still holds true to the arranged marriage because it was to the heir of Margolan and not to Jared specifically.
Author Appeal: The inclusion of vampires vayash moru is most likely this.
Awesome Moment of Crowning: Subverted, as it's never actually described in more than a few dismissive sentences, but Tris' coronation finishes the second book.
Our Vampires Are Different: Vampires in the Winter Kingdoms are usually called vayash moru. The process to create a vayash moru is slightly more complicated than simply biting the victim - the victim must also drink some of the creator's blood as well. They are susceptible to sunlight, but the older the vayash moru is the longer it takes for it to kill them. The do need blood to live, but it can come from either humans or animals. Vayash moru are as likely to be evil as their human counterparts.
Youngest Child Wins: Jared's mother was hated even after her death, and his father was grieving for years and too preoccupied to care about him. He uses this to justify his hatred of his half-brother, who had a comparatively sheltered upbringing.