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The Initiate Brother

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From acclaimed author Sean Russell comes "fantasy at its best" (Quantum)--the prequel to Gatherer of Clouds. Plague and warfare have swept across the the ancient kingdom of Wa, and the peace of the Empire is threatened. Only Initiate Brother Shuyun, a mystically gifted Botahist monk, can save the Empire and his own order from complete annihilation.
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Overview

From acclaimed author Sean Russell comes "fantasy at its best" (Quantum)--the prequel to Gatherer of Clouds. Plague and warfare have swept across the the ancient kingdom of Wa, and the peace of the Empire is threatened. Only Initiate Brother Shuyun, a mystically gifted Botahist monk, can save the Empire and his own order from complete annihilation.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780886774660
  • Publisher: DAW
  • Publication date: 4/28/1991
  • Series: Initiate Brother Series , #1
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 4.36 (w) x 6.76 (h) x 1.33 (d)

Meet the Author

Sean Russell was born in Toronto, Ontario in 1952, and had his first fantasy novel, the Asian influenced The Initiate Brother in 1991. His influence in the fantasy world comes from J. R. R. Tolkien, and knew he wanted to be a writer since the age of ten.

Sean Russell was born in Toronto, Ontario in 1952, and had his first fantasy novel, the Asian influenced The Initiate Brother in 1991. His influence in the fantasy world comes from J. R. R. Tolkien, and knew he wanted to be a writer since the age of ten.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2002

    Utterly Astonishing.

    The rich description, the eloquent structure, the magic(?), the mystery, and the intrigue all weave their ways into your mind and leave you breathless. I was astounded by this author's talent, and couldn't wait to get my hands on "The Gatherer of Clouds", where the story of Shuyun and those he serves continues. What I found most impressive was Russell's skillful handling of the mannered, high-powered "conversations" between lords, ladies, and generals. If you enjoy watching wit, cunning, and the fates of nations being decided though dialogue, as well as intense action scenes, this book and this author will undoubtedly impress you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2002

    incredible

    This is a very good book; I could not put it down and literally read it straight through to the end. I immediately started the second book of the two book series, but eventually had to sleep a little. I would advise buying both books before starting, just in case.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2000

    A Fine Book That Just Stops

    Where, oh where is the climax and resolution of this book? The characters are fascinating, the soil of the book rich with the promise of action, even some nice build-up. A great book. THEN there's the last three pages, where it just STOPS. It could have stopped in mid-sentence and been slightly less jarring. Does it continue? Was it too much hassle to write an ending? I don't know. I do know that I feel cheated out of a great book by about three hundred pages. The whole thing is left up in the air. Bah. You read it. You'll see what I mean.

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