Luck in the Shadows (Nightrunner Series #1)

Luck in the Shadows (Nightrunner Series #1)

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by Lynn Flewelling
     
 

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"A new star is rising in the fantasy firmament...teems with magic and spine-chilling amounts of skullduggery."–Dave Duncan, author of The Great Game

When young Alec of Kerry is taken prisoner for a crime he didn’t commit, he is certain that his life is at an end. But one thing he never expected was his cellmate. Spy, rogue, thief

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"A new star is rising in the fantasy firmament...teems with magic and spine-chilling amounts of skullduggery."–Dave Duncan, author of The Great Game

When young Alec of Kerry is taken prisoner for a crime he didn’t commit, he is certain that his life is at an end. But one thing he never expected was his cellmate. Spy, rogue, thief, and noble, Seregil of Rhiminee is many things–none of them predictable. And when he offers to take on Alec as his apprentice, things may never be the same for either of them. Soon Alec is traveling roads he never knew existed, toward a war he never suspected was brewing. Before long he and Seregil are embroiled in a sinister plot that runs deeper than either can imagine, and that may cost them far more than their lives if they fail. But fortune is as unpredictable as Alec’s new mentor, and this time there just might be…Luck in the Shadows.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553575422
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Series:
Nightrunner Series, #1
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
145,922
Product dimensions:
4.19(w) x 6.86(h) x 1.06(d)

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Meet the Author

Lynn Flewelling grew up in Presque Isle, Maine. Since receiving a degree in English from the University of Maine in 1981, she has studied veternary medicine at Oregon State, classical Greek at Georgetown University, and worked as a personnel generalist, landlord, teacher, necropsy technician, advertising copywriter, and freelance journalist, more or less in that order. She currently lives in western New York.

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Luck in the Shadows 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 77 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
There's a lot made about the sexual orientation of the lead characters, and it was a bit jarring at first - only because it's so unexpected within this genre. Whenever other books deal with homosexuality, it's generally only for secondary characters, the traits of deviants, or part of a strange culture the heroes are baffled by. I found it refreshing, actually, to see a relationship that was convincing, real and, in doing so, defies the convention. But to be honest, it isn't the main point of the series, only one of its layers. It's a great story that's smart, fun and kept the pages turning for me. It only gets better as the books progress.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love the writing style, the author's ability let you in the character's heads or completely shut you out to fend for yourself. I loved the whole world she built with the different cultures brought up here and there (I've read the first 3 books of the series). If you like science fiction and fantasy and don't mind the sexual orientation of the main characters then this is a great series to go for (I'm a major slash shipper so it's no problem to me). Pay attention to the details because the plot twists span whole books. ^_^
AbelNM More than 1 year ago
At first I wasn't expecting much from this book. But as I began to read, I was not able to stop. Loved the characters and the plot enough intrigue to keep you interested. I found the idea of none judgmental love very rewarding. As must for fantasy science fiction readers with an open mind.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was great. Seregil is interesting, original, and unique. if you cant deal with the author occasionally mentioning his sexual orientation, thats your loss. this is a wonderful series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has to be one of the best I've ever read, and I love fantasy books. You really feel connected to the characters and what's happening to them. My only regret is that I bought the first one, but not the second. (I didn't know if I'd like the series or not.) So now I have to go back to the bookstore and get the second one!
anonTX More than 1 year ago
This was the first book I ever read in the fantasy genre and I've been hooked ever since. Excellent series and author!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is fantastic. Its one of those that grabs your attention right at the begining and keeps it the whole way through. Lynn Flewelling is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. i havent read the third book in this series yet but i just ordered it so hooray for me! one thig about these books is you have to have an open mind. all in all these book are wonderful and i cant wait to read more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was hooked from the first page, this story just drew me in to the world of Serigil and Alec and made me fall in love. The world building was so subtle but complete that before you knew it nothing sounded strange. Everything just fits perfectly. I would recommend this book to everyone who loves good stories and characters you can fall in love with.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My favorite series besides one other. Highly recommend!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story, strong and deep characters, really interesting fantasy world and cultures. Very character driven, many subplots of interest. Great new writer! If you haven't read her, please give her a try.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this story. Once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down!
BookHockeylover More than 1 year ago
I loved the entire series and can't wait until the new book comes out
MrYaoi801 More than 1 year ago
Reading this book will surely intrigue you. It is filled with alot of action and mystery. If you liked the movies Pirates of the Carribean, then you might like this story because that's what this book reminds me of. Lynn Flewelling did amazingly good creating Luck in the Shadows. I love her writing style alot. I'd give this book a six star rating if that were possible.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I can always tell a really excellent book by the number of times I read it. I've now read the entire 'Nightrunner' series so many times I've worn them out and need to replace with new copies. The characters are beautifully developed, in a world that is as believable as it is diverse. Each book has a story that can be read independently, but the beauty of the series is how the story grows from one book to the next. Highly recommended!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cannot speak highly enough about the Nightrunner series. It has such a rich, immersive environment and the characters are both well-rounded and identifiable. The fact that there are LGBT ideas runs very pale to the rich storyline, but is done with taste and flair. It's not the "point" of the books, but it just so happens that such things are a part of the society and their lives. A+++++
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The characters are wonderful and the storyline is great. I have read the entire series, I never post comments but for this I had to, this is a great series to read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
:) a great series.
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I picked up this book on a friend's recommendation. I didn't expect anything amazing, but within the first chapter I was hooked. What a ride!
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