Shadow (Scavenger Trilogy Series #1)

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K.J. Parker received critical acclaim for his Fencer Trilogy, and Shadow is the first book in the Scavenger Trilogy—a series that takes fantasy fiction into remarkable new territory. 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.

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Overview

K.J. Parker received critical acclaim for his Fencer Trilogy, and Shadow is the first book in the Scavenger Trilogy—a series that takes fantasy fiction into remarkable new territory. 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841491059
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Publication date: 3/28/2004
  • Series: Scavenger Trilogy Series , #1
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 1,045,013
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 1.43 (d)

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  • Posted March 4, 2013

    A good, though highly confusing read.

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2014

    Coalstar

    He stood up. "Lets go to camp and share a nice, plump rabbit."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2014

    To coalStar

    Did you RP BlazingPaw of LeafClan once?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2014

    Silvershade

    She nods "Alright."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2013

    Dragonclan rest of res: our territory

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2004

    Brilliant

    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

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