Shadow

Shadow

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by K. J. Parker
     
 

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A man wakes in the wilderness, amid scattered corpses and inquisitive crows. He has no memory of who he is or how he came to be there. The only clues to his former existence lie in his apparent skill with a sword and the fragmented dreams that permeate his sleep.

Alone in a hostile world he moves from village to village, masquerading as a god to obtain food and

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Overview

A man wakes in the wilderness, amid scattered corpses and inquisitive crows. He has no memory of who he is or how he came to be there. The only clues to his former existence lie in his apparent skill with a sword and the fragmented dreams that permeate his sleep.

Alone in a hostile world he moves from village to village, masquerading as a god to obtain food and shelter. But the shadow of his past pursues him relentlessly. It whispers to him a riddle far more complex than he could ever have imagined - and a truth he may not wish to believe.

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This is exactly what the fantasy genre needs. Mature, confident prose from a talented writer...compelling, assured, intelligent - five stars—SFX

Utterly compelling—THE ALIEN ONLINE on Shadow

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841491059
Publisher:
Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date:
03/28/2004
Series:
Scavenger Trilogy Series, #1
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
4.37(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

Having worked in the journalism and the law, K. J. Parker now writes and makes things out of wood and metal.

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Shadow 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
DodgerChaser More than 1 year ago
K.J. Parker is a great writer. From "The Hammer" to the "Engineer Trilogy" his/her world has been more than a fun twist on the old fantasy sword'n'sorcery stories, with a realistic bent a mile long and darkness so black a man would be forgiven for thinking he'd gone blind. But what of the 1st book in the Scavenger Trilogy? Well, this is the first book of Parker's (that I've read) where there may very well be a supernatural element to it all. It all starts when a man awakens on a battlefield to find he's the only survivor, and has amnesia to boot. He's understandably confused about what all is going on, and when he winds up playing the part of a folksy God in the Cart in place of another man, he begins to wonder (along with the reader) whether he may in fact be the fabled god Poldarn, who is said to bring the end of the world once his cart has reached its destination. What follows is dry wit, a good dose of sarcasm, and humor right beside the ever darkening plot. The only downside I found was that at no time did the main character simply grab someone, put a dagger to their throat, and demand an explanation to what is going on and who the heck he is. But I guess that'd ruin the plot, so it can be forgiven. All in all, I'd definitely buy this series. Again, if I had too. Worth every penny if you like your fantasy based in realism.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Haha!losers!~Fireclan((p.s.,if you wanta fight,were at john jilers book!))
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dont know what was here. I forgot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Did you RP BlazingPaw of LeafClan once?
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is A good Fantasy novel. I am truly surprised I am the first to review this book here K.j. Parker needs praise for writing such a good book. It goes out of that Tolkien mindset that any fantasy is based on. It was a good read and I hope the other two are even better