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I am trying to find the title of a book/series written approximately 20-30 years ago, and I can't remember the author.

The series involved a young nobleman/prince who fell for a girl who had travelled to his fathers kingdom/estate. She was accompanied by a priestess. On their travels to some other place, the priestess becomes possessed by a demon who had transformed itself into a spider and crawled down the throat of the priestess.

The demon is fomenting war in the kingdoms and somehow manages to trap the young girl in some kind do underworld where the young man travels to try and save her. At the same time there is some kind of demon god trying to destroy or take over the kingdom/countries and there is the epic banding together of enemies of my enemy kind of theme.

Does anyone recognize the series and/or who author may have been? Many thanks.

  • Nice question. Really what we are looking for here. – CHEESE Feb 8 '16 at 18:53
  • She should start sleeping with her mouth closed – CHEESE Feb 8 '16 at 18:54
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What you are looking for is "The books of the Kingdoms" trilogy by Angus Wells.
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Blurb text from he back-covers of the books:

The First book of the Kingdoms:
WRATH of ASHAR   
HE WAS BORN IN THE FLAMES OF A FIRE BEYOND 
IMAGINING, UNTOUCHED AS ALL AROUND HIM 
THE GREAT FOREST BLACKENED AND SHRIVELLED 
IN THE FLAMES...TAWS THE MERCILESS! 
It is a time of prophecies fulfilled, as a mysterious being with 
terrifying powers comes forth from an inferno to unite the 
warring barbarian tribes of the North against the Three 
Kingdoms: Tamur, Kesh and Ust-Galich. Hope for the 
Kingdoms lies in the birth of Kedryn Caitin, whom the Holy 
Sisterhood of Kyrie believe to be the champion whose 
coming is foretold in their sacred book. But Taws also 
knows of the boy's existence, and as his armies cut a bloody 
swath across the peaceful land , Kedryn and his kin come 
ever nearer his merciless grasp... 
ISBN 0-7221-9026-3
Sphere Books Limited, 1988

The Second book of the Kingdoms:
THE USURPER
THE BATTLE WAS OVER. KEDRYN CAITIN HAD LED
THE THREE KINGDOMS TO VICTORY OVER THE
BARABRIAN HORDES. IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN A
TIME OF PEACY….
But Taws was not defeated. He who was spawned in the cold
fires of Ashar swore vengeance that with his dark sorceries
the Three Kingdoms would fall.
As for Kedryn, the Chosen prophesied in the sacred book of
the Sisterhood, he was blind. His sight had been stolen by a 
bewitched sword. He must seek the shamans of the
Barbarians. Only with their help cold he enter the 
netherworld to confront the shade of the warrior who in life
had wielded the blade.
While Kedryn travelled far, accompanied only by his loyal
friend and a holy Sister, Taws the Messenger saw his
opportunity. With the Chosen absent, he would use his
terrifying magicks to gain the throne of the Kingdoms by one
dark means or another…
ISBN: 0-7474-0262-0
Sphere Books Limited, 1989

The Third book of the Kingdoms:
THE WAY BENEATH
TAWS THE MESSENGER IS DEFEATED AND THE
THREE KINGDOMS AT LAST KNOW PEACE. KEDRYN 
CAITIN, THE CHOSEN OF KYRIE, IS HAILED HIGH
KING.  AT HIS SIDE HIS NEW-WON BRIDE, WYNETT. 
BUT DEEP WITHIN THE REALMS OF THE 
NETHERWORLD THE GOD, ASHAR, PLANS A 
TERRIBLE REVENGE... 
All Kedryn has fought  so hard to build stands in jeopardy 
when the Lord of Fire unleashes leviathan on the world to 
take Wynett for is own, living bait in a demonic trap. 
To win back his love Kedryn must enter the world of 
ghosts, to claim the hell-forged blade wielded by the long- 
dead Drul, ancient overlord of the barbarian hordes. Only 
that dreadful sword may prevail against the awful power 
of the vengeance-bent god, and to save Wynett from 
damnation eternal Kedryn must brave the perils of the 
god's domain — must face Ashar himself in battle for his 
very soul…
ISBN: 0-7474-0263-9
Sphere Books Limited, 1990
  • Post a picture and plot synopsis that relates to the question. – Slacklord the Terrible Feb 8 '16 at 22:18
  • @Axelrod Will do so tomorrow evening. Don't have the books with me now. – Tonny Feb 8 '16 at 23:06
  • I was going to edit it for you, but it's darn near impossible to find anything on them! – Slacklord the Terrible Feb 8 '16 at 23:09
  • Thankyou soooo much for answering the question it has been driving me nuts trying to remember but once I saw your answer the title/author and all came back.... so again much appreciated. – Mogsy Feb 9 '16 at 20:04
  • @Mogsy These have been sitting on a book shelve in my study for 25 years. I had completely forgotten about them until I saw your question. Thank you for reminding me. I'm going to re-read them too :-) – Tonny Feb 9 '16 at 20:15

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