The Arm Of The Stone

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"Treated with unusual depth."-Locus ****

Long ago, when the worlds were one...

So begins the Tale, the ancestral legend Bron's family has guarded for a thousand years. Once, they were the keepers of the Stone, the most sacred object on earth, from which all the powers of Mind are drawn. But when the conflict between Mind and Hand split the worlds apart, the Stone was seized by an ambitious sorcerer. To keep the new world from contamination, he created rigid Limits circumscribing...

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Overview

"Treated with unusual depth."-Locus ****

Long ago, when the worlds were one...

So begins the Tale, the ancestral legend Bron's family has guarded for a thousand years. Once, they were the keepers of the Stone, the most sacred object on earth, from which all the powers of Mind are drawn. But when the conflict between Mind and Hand split the worlds apart, the Stone was seized by an ambitious sorcerer. To keep the new world from contamination, he created rigid Limits circumscribing which tools might be made and which knowledge might be pursued-laws brutally enforced by a group of Guardians known as the Arm of the Stone. **

For centuries, Bron's family has concealed the secret of its heritage. But when Bron's brother invents a new kind of plow-an unpardonable heresy in the world of the Guardians-the Arm of the Stone reaches in once again to tear them apart. Fleeing for his life, Bron vows revenge. To strike the Guardians down, he will become a Guardian himself. But Bron cannot know how much that choice will change him. Nor does he anticipate the hatred of a powerful enemy, or the love of a beautiful Guardian named Liliane...whose mission is to destroy him.

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. Locus
Treated with unusual depth.
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An intelligent, fascinating novel...the complicated politics and social structure of this world give it a depth most fantasy novels lack.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604504941
  • Publisher: Phoenix Pick
  • Publication date: 1/25/2011
  • Pages: 358
  • Sales rank: 1,014,006
  • Product dimensions: 0.80 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 6.00 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 1999

    Vengeful prophecy vs. Luddite theocracy

    What is the ultimate price we pay for the ever-increasing levels of technology we attain? In the world of Victoria Strauss's THE ARM OF THE STONE, the cost of unfettered handpower is division from and loss of the most powerful and mystical parts of our minds. A young boy is raised on a secret prophecy about the return of balance to his sundered world. He sets out on a path of vengeance and fulfillment after losing his family to the ruling theocracy's cruel investigations. THE ARM OF THE STONE delivers both an engrossing trip through the story and one of the most impressive climaxes seen in the genre of late. It is a novel of loss, rage, and ultimately, one of hope.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2008

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    I really liked this book. I am surprised I found it in my local library, for it seems rare. But it is good. It centers on a single character.

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