The Usurper

This illustration by Geoff Taylor, was originally used on The Usurper, written by Angus Wells,

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The Usurper


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The Usurper - art by Geoff Taylor
The Usurper - art by Geoff Taylor
The Usurper - art by Geoff Taylor


In this painting by Geoff Taylor set in winter snow covers the banks of the river flowing in a valley bottom. On the far bank is a forest of fir trees lit by a yellow sun. In the foreground two large fir trees sit in banks of snowdrifts. Three warriors on horseback armed with spears and swords, their protection helmets and shields, emerge from the shelter of the largest tree to come into the view of a further two riders on horseback.


Kingdoms Book 2

Synopsis for Original Title

The Usurper. Kedryn, the young prince prophesied the sacred Book of Kyrie, has led the Three Kingdoms to victory over the barbaric northern Hordes commanded by the demonic Taws, the fire-born Messenger of the war-god Ashar. But victory had a terrible price. Kedryn was blinded by an ensorcelled sword in his hour of triumph. Now he must journey into the abode of the dead, accompanied by his beloved Wynett, on a perilous quest to confront the shade of the warrior who wielded the blade. In Kendryn's absence, Taws the Messenger rises again, using his terrible magic to foment bloodshed and rebellion among the Kingdoms.




Gouache on Artboard

Size approx.3
27x18 inches or 68x45 cm
Original (£1400)

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