Shaman's Crossing: Book One of The Soldier Son Trilogy (Mass Market)

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This is book number 1 in the Soldier Son Trilogy series.

Description


Nevare Burvelle was destined from birth to be a soldier. The second son of a newly anointed nobleman, he must endure the rigors of military training at the elite King's Cavella Academy—and survive the hatred, cruelty, and derision of his aristocratic classmates—before joining the King of Gernia's brutal campaign of territorial expansion. The life chosen for him will be fraught with hardship, for he must ultimately face a forest-dwelling folk who will not submit easily to a king's tyranny. And they possess an ancient magic their would-be conquerors have long discounted—a powerful sorcery that threatens to claim Nevare Burvelle's soul and devastate his world once the Dark Evening brings the carnival to Old Thares.

About the Author


Robin Hobb was born in California but grew up in Alaska. It was there that she learned to love the forest and the wilderness. She has lived most of her life in the Pacific Northwest and currently resides in Tacoma, Washington. She is the author of five critically acclaimed fantasy series: The Rain Wilds Chronicles (Dragon Keeper, Dragon Haven, City of Dragons, Blood of Dragons), The Soldier Son Trilogy, The Tawny Man Trilogy, The Liveship Traders Trilogy, and The Farseer Trilogy. Under the name Megan Lindholm she is the author of The Wizard of the Pigeons, Windsingers, and Cloven Hooves. The Inheritance, a collection of stories, was published under both names. Her short fiction has won the Asimov's Readers' Award and she has been a finalist for both the Nebula and Hugo awards.

Praise For…


“Enthralling.” — Locus

“Displaying Hobb’s gift for creating unusual and compelling worlds, [SHAMAN’S CROSSING] maintains her high standard of storytelling.” — Library Journal

“Hobb works with a rich palette of fantasy ideas.” — Time Out London

“In a word: fascinating.” — Melbourne Herald Sun

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060758288
ISBN-10: 0060758287
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Publication Date: August 29th, 2006
Pages: 624
Language: English
Series: Soldier Son Trilogy