The Braided Path: Skein of Lament by Chris Wooding. London, UK; Gollancz; 2004. 1st edition hardcover. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. Book Description The second of the acclaimed new fantasy trilogy for adults from the award-winning children's author Synopsis The grip of the Weavers on Saramyr's rulers has grown ever tighter. And all the while the blight that they have brought to the land grips ever more harshly. This cannot last and, sure enough, the land is slipping into civil war. In the growing chaos Kaiku and the orphaned heir-Empress must fight for their destiny and their survival as Saramyr succumbs to the twisting of the Weave and the unknowable ambitions of the secretive Weavers. Chris Wooding has created a vivid and turbulent world with an authentic oriental air and its own rich and ancient history. Across this world plays an action packed plot of politics, violence and betrayal. This is an extraordinary fantasy for the 21st century. Fine in fine dj.