A Sorcerer's Treason: A Novel of Isavalta, Book One

A Sorcerer's Treason: A Novel of Isavalta, Book One

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by Sarah Zettel
     
 

1899, Sand Island, Wisconsin.

Bridget Lederle resides in the lighthouse she's tended since her father died. Here, on the rocky shore of Lake Suprior, she's alone with the bitter ignominy of her birth, the shame of her love child's death, and the ghost of a mother she never really knew . . .
That all changes on the wintry night she rescues a mysterious,

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1899, Sand Island, Wisconsin.

Bridget Lederle resides in the lighthouse she's tended since her father died. Here, on the rocky shore of Lake Suprior, she's alone with the bitter ignominy of her birth, the shame of her love child's death, and the ghost of a mother she never really knew . . .
That all changes on the wintry night she rescues a mysterious, charismatic stranger whose boat is nearly dashed upon the rocks. After she's nursed him back to health, he tells her a fantastical tale . . . of another world, where somehow only she can save the beleaguered Empress from sorcerous plottings to usurp the throne.
His tale is wildly fanciful, yet Bridget feels somehow drawn to his world, to the empire of Isavalta. Kalami, her handsome, charming patient, transports her with him from Lake Superior to a dazzling world that seems like a dream . . .
But if Isavalta is a dream, Bridget's new life is a nightmare. Caught in a magical crossfire between the powerful Dowager Empress, her daughter-in-law, an the sorcerers who serve their mistresses and other more subtle ends, she doesn't know whom to trust, whom to beware . . . With the fate of an empire at stake and her heart torn by conflicting desires, she becomes a reluctant player in a deadly game of politics and magic with rules as hard to untangle as the knots in a silken tassel or the threads of a woven rug.
As she attempts to see beyond the masks of power and discover truth in a world where magical spells can take almost any form, each hour she spends in the luxury of Isavalta's court bunds her more tightly in the seductive embrace of secrets from her own past and of unfulfilled yearnings she can't deny. A stranger in this bedazzling place, she must find a path to salvation - for herself and for her new, otherworldly home - but that path seems rockier than the Lake Superior shore she left behind.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781440543746
Publisher:
F+W Media
Publication date:
05/01/2012
Series:
Prologue Fantasy
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
643,050
File size:
545 KB

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Sarah Zettel is an award-winning science fiction and fantasy author of fourteen novels. She received a Locus Award for Best First SF Novel for Fool’s War, nominations for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and a citation as runner up for the Philip K. Dick Award for Best Paperback Original SF novel.

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A Sorcerer?s Treason: A Novel of Isavalta, Book One 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this the first time when it came out in paberback and its great to see it ebook although I miss the awesome cover art they had. The reason I didn't give it five stars is that some of the folklore inspired scenes can be hard to follow. Overall though its a good series especially if you like the touches of russian and asian folklore which I felt went nicely with an original magic system.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome book could not put it down highly recommended
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