Covenants (Borderlands Series #1)

Covenants (Borderlands Series #1)

by Lorna Freeman
     
 

Rabbit is a trooper on the Border Guards, just another body in the King's army. But when his patrol encounters a Faena-one of the magical guardians of an uneasy ally-Rabbit is thrust into a political and magical intrigue that could start a war. Because Rabbit isn't just another trooper. He is the son of nobility-and a mage who doesn't know his own power...

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Rabbit is a trooper on the Border Guards, just another body in the King's army. But when his patrol encounters a Faena-one of the magical guardians of an uneasy ally-Rabbit is thrust into a political and magical intrigue that could start a war. Because Rabbit isn't just another trooper. He is the son of nobility-and a mage who doesn't know his own power...

Editorial Reviews

KLIATT
The first of a series, this volume traces the relationship between a country soldier named Rabbit and a Faena mountain cat named Laurel, neither of whom are what they appear to be. Laurel helps Rabbit's unit find its way out of the mountains, and then enlists the unit's help to prevent a war. Yes, Laurel speaks their language; he also walks like a human, although he is magical. Borderland-born Rabbit is found to be of royal blood, and a mage in training who has escaped from his evil mentor. The troop travels to the main city of Iversterre where they find more magic and mischief. The king is part elfin, and military officers begin transforming into magical animals. Some of the clergy, soldiers, and politicos condemn this magic, yet become pawns in the hands of evil. What with the longtime grudge between the south and the northern Borderlands, and between the magicals and the humans, war seems inevitable. Can Rabbit control his growing powers and avert disaster? No one knows. While this is a long book, it's a fast read because of the suspenseful plot and changing characters. Rabbit's self-development and knowledge are particularly satisfying. Too many "uhs" dot the dialog, but when the characters are articulate the fun begins. (A Borderlands Novel). KLIATT Codes: SA—Recommended for senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2004, Penguin, Roc, 546p., Ages 15 to adult.
—Dr. Lesley Farmer

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451459800
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date:
05/04/2004
Series:
Borderlands Series, #1
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
4.40(w) x 6.54(h) x 1.54(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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