Sorcery Rising (Fool's Gold Fantasy Series #1)by Jude Fisher
Its author, Jude Fisher, is a major U.K. publisher who oversees the British publication of all of J.R.R. Tolkien's work-which led to her writing The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings Visual Companion/i>
DAW is proud to present Sorcery Rising-a book which we believe will prove to be one of the most exciting fantasy debuts of our time.
Its author, Jude Fisher, is a major U.K. publisher who oversees the British publication of all of J.R.R. Tolkien's work-which led to her writing The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings Visual Companion.
Filled with magic and magical quests, war and deception, sex and romance, and painted on a canvas rich with different fantastic cultures and exotic landscapes, and with one of the most dynamic and charismatic heroines to ever grace the pages of a fantasy novel, Sorcery Rising is a true blockbuster.
And to top it all off, the breath-taking jacket art is from world-famous artist Michael Whelan.
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The book was overall enjoyable, but it is a predictable one also. Jude did a good job and I love her work. I believe that this would please the young and old. Good Job Jude.
I'm more of a fiction fan than a fantasy -- the usual blatant sexual themes bug me -- but I enjoyed this book more than most out there. It's plot, while slightly predictable (such as the bit with the King's final marrige -- I knew who he would choose about 200 or 300 pages before he did the choosing) is fulfilling. I wanted to find out if I was right, which I suppose is better than flat out KNOWING that I was and being able to write a review without finishing the book. Overall, I enjoyed it, and look forward to its sequal, because I'm hoping for the deaths of several people, namely Verelai, Fent, Tanto, and Selen's father. Jude writes great villians if nothing else.
Twenty-nine years ago, an albino male child born to one of the hill tribes was left outside in the elements to die. The sorcerer Rahe rescued the baby and brought him into the Sanctuary carried out of the ice in the North lands. He laid a geas upon the child and kept him unaware of the world around him. When he showed Virelai what the world of the Elda was really like, the sorcerer¿s apprentice put a spell on him that caused him to sleep. Virelai escapes the sanctuary taking with him some gold, a beautiful succubis, and a magical cat. They travel to the Allfair, a trading bazaar where goods from all nations are bought and sold. Through Virelai¿s actions, a chain of events is set in motion that will lead to sorcery rising once more in the world of Elda. Once the genie is let out of the bottle, chaos, war and death follow. Fans of epic fantasy will enjoy reading SORCERY RISING, a novel reminiscent of the works of Terry Brooks and Tolkien. Jude Fisher infuses her novel with a sense of high drama so that readers will want to read the first installment of the ¿Fools Gold¿ series. There are multiple sub-plots that tie neatly into the main story line and the characters are well drawn and complex, making it hard to tell who is the true hero and who is vile villain. Harriet Klausner