Mystic Warrior (Bronze Canticles Series #1)

Mystic Warrior (Bronze Canticles Series #1)

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by Tracy Hickman, Laura Hickman
     
 

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An expansive new saga chronicling the world-altering changes that take place as three connected universes - the Human world, the Goblin world, and the Faery world - are slowly drawn together. In Book 1, young Galen Arvad, a human with magical powers, must avoid the ritual that puts those with such talents to death. it seems that in the eyes of the community magic is a… See more details below

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An expansive new saga chronicling the world-altering changes that take place as three connected universes - the Human world, the Goblin world, and the Faery world - are slowly drawn together. In Book 1, young Galen Arvad, a human with magical powers, must avoid the ritual that puts those with such talents to death. it seems that in the eyes of the community magic is a sign of lunacy, and in a yearly ritual the local "crazies" are offered up to the Dragon Priests. Having successfully dodged the "elections" for many years, Galen is suddenly captured and hauled away with others that are deemed "insane." Now as Galen's wife, Berkita, and his friend, Cephas the dwarf, set off to rescue him, Galen learns of the fate that awaits him... a fate far worse than even his own death.

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Publishers Weekly
Three universes converge-faerie, goblin and human-in this impressive and provocative fantasy, the first of a new series from bestseller Tracy Hickman and her Dragonlance cocreator, Laura Hickman. Galen Arvad, a newly married blacksmith, struggles to discover the nature of a dream state connecting him with inhabitants of the faerie and goblin realms. Galen tries to hide this uncanny connection, but fails when he runs afoul of the Dragon Priests in Benyn Township, whose people equate magic with insanity. Galen's wife, Berkita, and his dwarf friend, Cephas, vow to rescue him. Meanwhile, Galen strives to understand how his fate intermingles with the destiny of a faerie Seeker who wishes to aid her war-torn people and a goblin toiling amid the vast mechanical machines left by Titans. This emotionally intense novel's meticulously crafted magical system and likable characters evoke an atmosphere both timely and timeless. While lively action sequences and rich descriptive passages provide plenty of excitement, mature examinations of politics and individual responsibility lend philosophical weight and emotional poignancy. Sure to hit many bestseller lists, this is a fine example of socially conscious and unpredictable imaginative fiction. (Apr. 20) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Library Journal
Mystic Warrior is about the convergence of parallel worlds. In the human/dragon world, hero Galen Arvad is the proverbial "Everyman." Galen is special but denies and fights his destiny because he prefers to be just a blacksmith with a beautiful wife and an ordinary life. Despite his efforts, Galen dreams of other worlds, and inanimate objects talk to him. In his world this is a very dangerous condition as individuals displaying abnormal behaviors are called out in annual "elections" and carted away to a mysterious fate. After years of hiding his affliction, Galen is captured, leaving behind his wife, Berkita, and his friend, the dwarf Cephas, who set out together to rescue him. The audio is read capably by Lloyd James, who differentiates among humans, dragons, faeries, and goblins very clearly. Though it takes James a while to establish the difference in intonation and accents among the races, eventually one can recognize who is speaking. Recommended for fantasy collections, particularly those where dragon tales are popular.-Nancy Reed, McCracken Cty. P.L., Paducah, KY Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759510562
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
04/20/2004
Series:
Bronze Canticles Series , #1
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
145,293
File size:
1 MB

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