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The novel that launched the stellar career of Sharon Shinn--nominee for the John W. Campbell Award and author of the Samaria trilogy...

To master the fine art of wizardry, a young student seeks out the secrets of a powerful shape-changer. But he found something more valuable to possess than long-lost ...
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Overview

The novel that launched the stellar career of Sharon Shinn--nominee for the John W. Campbell Award and author of the Samaria trilogy...

To master the fine art of wizardry, a young student seeks out the secrets of a powerful shape-changer. But he found something more valuable to possess than long-lost spells and arcane magic. Her name was Lilith...

"The most promising and original writer of fantasy to come along since Robin McKinley." --Peter S. Beagle

* Nominee for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer; Winner of the William Crawford Award for Achievement in Fantasy

* Her highly acclaimed Samaria trilogy includes Archangel, Jovah's Angel, and The Alleluia Files

Aubrey is a young student, gifted in the fine art of sorcery. So he travels to a faraway land in search of the greatest master of all, the mystical shape-changer Glyrender. From him, Aubrey expects to learn the secret of spells and the mysteries of magic. But there is one magical discovery he never expected--the shape-changer's beautiful wife. Original.

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Aubrey, student of the master shapechanger Glyrenden, desires to perfect his own magical skills but realizes that there are some things more important than knowledge. Shinn's luminous style is well suited for this graceful tale about the transforming power of love. This first novel belongs in fantasy collections.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780441002610
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 3/28/2008
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 4.26 (w) x 6.86 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

Sharon Shinn is a journalist who works for a trade magazine. Her first novel, The Shapechanger's Wife, was selected by  Locus as the best first fantasy novel of 1995. She has won the William C. Crawford Award for Outstanding New Fantasy Writer, and was twice nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. A graduate of Northwestern University, she has lived in the Midwest most of her life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2000

    Completely unique perspective

    To view the world from the various perspectives outlined in the book was captivating. Read it with an open mind and imagination. I loaned my copy to someone sometime back and it has not been returned. I am seriously considering another copy just to have it and read it again in the future.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2004

    LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    wow! This book was amazing. A beautifully written, and original story. Characters are so well developed, especially the strange, yet captivating Lilith. One of the best books I have read so far.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2003

    The most promising of works

    i personally have own three copies and have read them too pieces. It is a can't put down book with just the right amount of twists and turns to keep you on your toes... i hope there is a sequal

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2001

    too predictable

    I found The Shape-Changer's Wife to be very predictable. I did like Aubrey's character growth, but that was the only highlight for me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2001

    Sharon Shinn is a gifted writer

    I just finished Archangel and I am so glad I discovered this author. Her stories are so unique and well written that I am truly sad when I finish one of them. I recommend all of this ladys books to anyone who reads fantasy. I couldnt put her books down.

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