Pendant of Fortune is the sequel to the award-winning Volle, and the second installment in the Argaea Series. Pendant of Fortune is written in the same style as its predecessor, and in the same setting.
Also, like its predecessor, Pendant of Fortune won the 2006 Ursa Major Award for Best Anthropomorphic Novel. It also won an additional Ursa Major for Best Anthropomorphic Published Illustration, Sarah Palmer's renowned cover art earning it the award.
A year after escaping from certain death in a Tephos prison, Volle finds himself in self-imposed exile on a farm in Ferrenis with Streak, the white wolf who helped him escape. When a letter arrives from Volle's friend Tish urging him to return to Tephos to defend his honor against the charges of espionage that landed him in prison, Volle gives in to the excitement and intrigue of a noble's life and returns to face his accusers. He is soon enmeshed in a web of murder and intrigue set in motion by his longtime enemy Dereath Talison, endangering him and his friends.
To regain the life and status he wishes for without losing the love he has, Volle must confront some unpleasant truths about himself and those closest to him, and solve a mystery that reaches far beyond a dead body, into the reaches of the heart.
With a cover and interior illustrations by Sara Palmer. Winner of the Ursa Major Award for Best Novel, 2006.
Detailed Plot SummaryEdit
- "[Volle] and Pendant of Fortune are also arguably the best anthropomorphic novels yet written. The writing is of high quality; literary yet naturalistic, never becoming esoteric or pedantic. The setting is a well-thought-out, detailed anthropomorphic civilization in which species characteristics such as scenting are major plot elements. [...] Readers must decide for themselves whether the very strong homoerotic theme is to their tastes; but these novels are too well-written to be simply ignored."
- --Fred Patten, Anthro #7 (anthrozine.com)