Hobb, Robin ,
Title Shaman's Crossing: Book One Of The Soldier Son Trilogy
Binding Hard Cover
Book Condition New
Jacket Condition New
Edition 1st Edition. 1st Impression.
Publisher Dresden, Tennessee, U.S.A. EOS 2005
0-06-075762-0 / 9780060757625
Signature/Autograph or Inscription Signed by Author
A.B.Normal Book Number 190682
New in new DJ covered by Brodart. Signed by author on special publisher bound in sheet. May be lightly bumped compliments of 'the boys in brown' from shipping to me. Purchased directly from publisher. Signature guarateed. Pictures at abnormalbooks dot com. FROM OUR EDITORS The Barnes & Noble Review Shaman's Crossing, the first book in a trilogy by Robin Hobb, is equal parts military fantasy, spiritual journey, and coming-of-age tale. Protagonist Nevare Burvelle, the second son of one of Gernia's new noble families, is destined to wield the sword for his kingdom. But when a life-altering mystical encounter with a savage plainsman opens up his mind to the reality around him, Nevare's perception of his provincial culture, his ruthless military academy, and the pagan tribes being uprooted and destroyed by the ever-expanding kingdom of Gernia changes him in ways that he can barely comprehend… Being born the second son of a nobleman has fated Nevare to the strictly regimented life of a soldier. Even in childhood, his father incessantly instructed him and taught him the harsh lessons of warfare. But when Nevare's father hires a stoic plainsman warrior -- an avowed enemy of Gernia -- to tutor his son in the austere ways of the nomadic savages, Nevare's life truly changes forever. While living with the razor-toothed plainsman in the wilderness, Nevare experiences an extraordinary vision: one that opens up to him a surreal otherworld filled with powerful shamans with shadowy agendas… Fans of Hobb's previous works (the Liveship Traders trilogy, the Tawny Man trilogy, et al.) will be completely bowled over by her newest saga. Featuring an unfathomably deep hero in a vast, wild realm filled with dark mysticism and strong supernatural undercurrents, Shaman's Crossing is the beginning of what could easily be Hobb's best work to date -- Terry Brooks meets Carlos Castañeda. Paul Goat Allen FROM THE PUBLISHER Nevare Burvelle is the second son of a second son, destined from birth to carry a sword. The wealthy young noble will follow his father - newly made a lord by the King of Gernia - into the cavalry, training in the military arts at the elite King's Cavella Academy in the capital city of Old Thares. Bright and well-educated, an excellent horseman with an advantageous engagement, Nevare's future appears golden. But as his Academy instruction progresses, Nevare begins to realize that the road before him is far from straight. The old aristocracy looks down on him as the son of a "new noble" and, unprepared for the political and social maneuvering of the deeply competitive school and city, the young man finds himself entangled in a web of injustice, discrimination, and foul play. In addition, he is disquieted by his unconventional girl-cousin Epiny - who challenges his heretofore unwavering world view - and by the bizarre dreams that haunt his nights. For twenty years the King's cavalry has pushed across the grasslands, subduing and settling its nomads and claiming the territory in Gernia's name. Now they have driven as far as the Barrier Mountains, home to the Speck people, a quiet, forest-dwelling folk who retain the last vestiges of magic in a world that is rapidly becoming modernized. From childhood Nevare has been taught that the Specks are a primitive people to be pitied for their backward ways - and feared for their indigenous diseases, including the deadly Speck plague, which has ravaged the frontier towns and military outposts. The Dark Evening brings the carnival to Old Thares, and with it an unknown magic, and the first Specks Nevare has ever seen . . . FROM THE CRITICS Library Journal It's bad enough that Nevare, son of one of Gernia's new noble families, must struggle against prejudice at the King's Cavalry Academy. Then he discovers that he's being ruled by the magic of a vanquished people. From a fantasy writer who is just breaking out; her last book, Fool's Fate, hit the New York Times extended best sellers list. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.