The Silver Lake (Warriors of Estavia Series #1)

The Silver Lake (Warriors of Estavia Series #1)

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by Fiona Patton
     
 

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In Anavatan, the city of the Silver Lake, the gods manifest on a regular basis. But if you are among the unpledged, it is hard to survive, especially during the three-night-long chaos known as Havo's Dance. When Havo's storms sweep through Anavatan, anyone who is unaffiliated had best find a safe place to hide or they risk madness or death. But this year, three

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In Anavatan, the city of the Silver Lake, the gods manifest on a regular basis. But if you are among the unpledged, it is hard to survive, especially during the three-night-long chaos known as Havo's Dance. When Havo's storms sweep through Anavatan, anyone who is unaffiliated had best find a safe place to hide or they risk madness or death. But this year, three young street orphans have been chosen for special attention by Incasa, the god of prophecy.When that God's dice roll during the height of Havo's Dance, these three boys-thieves and con artists-will discover their destinies. One will be bound by a life-or-death pledge that will see him marked as the future Champion of the War God, another forced to walk a perilous road as he seeks to master his talent as a seer, and the last will be cast forth from the city and claimed by the hungry spirits seeking a way into Anavatan and the precious power contained in the Silver Lake.

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Fresh and interesting...I look forward to the next. (Science Fiction Chronicle)

Fluidly paced fantasy adventure. (Library Journal)

Fantastic fantasy filled with action [and] intrigue...refreshingly original. (Midwest Book Review)

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From Fiona Patton, author of the Branion Realm saga (The Stone Prince, The Painter Knight, et al.), comes the first volume of an exciting fantasy series about a City of the Gods and the immortal patrons that protect it.

Anavatan is a sprawling, majestic city saturated with powerful magic. Located on the shores of Gol-Beyaz -- a silver lake whose wild energies gave birth to and sustain six beloved deities -- Anavatan is protected from invaders and rogue spirits by the God-Wall, an invisible boundary that surrounds the city and its outlying villages. But once a year, during the chaotic festivities of Havo's Dance, spirits from the wild lands try to breach the wall to feast on the life energies of the lake and the city's unsworn inhabitants. Usually the tens of thousands of warriors of Estavia -- the ebony-skinned Goddess of Battles -- dispatch the spirits in short order; but when a duo of unsworn street urchins are attacked by the unusually ravenous spirits and saved by Estavia herself, all the Oracles of the city know that world-altering events are afoot. As Brax and Spar come to grips with their new destinies, so too does another street orphan…. When Incasa, the God of Prophecy, rolls his dice, will it be Creation or Destruction? Or both?

Breakneck-paced, vividly described, and thoroughly captivating, The Silver Lake is easily Patton's best work to date. A masterwork of imagination, this is epic fantasy at its very best. Paul Goat Allen
Library Journal
Nestled on the shore of Gol-Beyaz, the Silver Lake, the enchanted city of Anavatan, where the gods make their homes, enjoys the protection of a wall of magic that keeps out human invaders and hungry spirits. During the annual revelry of Havo's Dance, Incasa, the God of Prophecy, chooses three young men from among the thieves, con artists, and others unsworn to any god and sets them apart for a special destiny. The events that unite and divide friends Brax and Spar and their mutual enemy Graize form the heart of a prophecy that will change the world. Patton, author of the "Branion Realm" novels (The Stone Prince; The Painter Knight; The Granite Shield; The Golden Sword) begins a new series set in an exotic world reminiscent of medieval Turkey. This fluidly paced fantasy adventure belongs in most libraries. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756403669
Publisher:
DAW
Publication date:
02/06/2007
Series:
Warriors of Estavia Series, #1
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
4.12(w) x 6.75(h) x 1.37(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Fiona Patton lives on seventy-five acres of rural Ontario scrubland with her partner Tanya Huff, six cats, and one tiny little dog. She has written more than twenty short stories ranging from heroic fantasy to horror to science fiction, as well as fantasy novels The Stone Prince, The Painter Knight, The Granite Shield, and The Golden Sword.

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The Silver Lake (Warriors of Estavia Series #1) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Maybe its just not my kind of book. I found it to hard to follow the characters or just thought it was boring but after four days of honest effort I am giving up.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Next result?
harstan More than 1 year ago
The God-Wall protects the city of Anavatan, the Silver Lake known as Gol-Beyaz where the six Gods live, and twelve outlying villages. The power and richness of the city is a magnet to the barbarian tribes like the Yuruk who each year unsuccessfully try to breach the wall. The spirits (essences of prophecy) want form and to have that they need to drine from the lake and eat the people unsworn to any God neither the tribes nor the spirits have managed to breach the wall except this year during theevent known as Havo¿s Dance.................... During the second night of the event, the spirits attack teens Brax, his younger friend Spar, and the malevolent Graize. Brax calls on the God of Battle Estavia for help and she makes him and Spar her own. Graize wakes up spirit filled in the plains where he meets up with a Yuruk tribe who takes him in and prophecies that this year they will be able to breach the God walls because the spirits who want substance will help him. Brax becomes Estavia¿s champion and is destined to meet Graize in battle, while Spar is trying to find a place for himself without giving in to a seer that speaks to him telepathically and wants to use him in his plans for conquest.............. The first book in The Warriors of Estavia is a fantastic fantasy filled with action, intrigue and refreshingly original and realistic characters. The bond between Brax and Spar is beautiful to behold and the pair change over the cycle of the book in a realistic manner as they are shown love combined with discipline. An expert world builder, Fiona Patton actually has her audience believing in Gods who commonly manifest themselves to their people in a physical form................ Harriet Klausner