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The Heldan
     

The Heldan

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by Deborah T. Bickmore
 
THE LAW OF THE TRIBE (Revised Edition)

Held-law had been called. Senea, along with the other firstborn of her tribe, was summoned to the Held fortress, there to train as a Heldan warrior. The firstborn would never see family or home again. Their lives would be to fight, to become the silent, unseen guardians of their people.

Sena trained with Vayhawk

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THE LAW OF THE TRIBE (Revised Edition)

Held-law had been called. Senea, along with the other firstborn of her tribe, was summoned to the Held fortress, there to train as a Heldan warrior. The firstborn would never see family or home again. Their lives would be to fight, to become the silent, unseen guardians of their people.

Sena trained with Vayhawk, the greatest warrior of the Held, and this training was in earnest. For other warriors from other lands were coming to claim Senea's tribe's lands for their own. And the greatest threat came from the Ja'sid, who carried a power within them, a blackness that could destroy the soul.

Senea realized that they were playing a dangerous game -- it was apparent that there was no defense against the foul Ja'sid. Only an ancient, forbidden Held practice promised any hope -- but it was this very power that made the tribes people fear Heldan, even though their lives depended on the Held's protection. Senea and Vayhawk soon realized they must discover their own kind of battle magic -- even as they defended their backs from intrigues within the Held.

Editorial Reviews

http://grahamchops.blogspot.com/2009/07/book-chop-heldan.html - Graham Bradley
I liked it; it was a relaxing dip into the waters of bread-and-butter fantasy without being overly epic or underdeveloped. This is one of those fundamental fantasy stories that doesn't rely on elves, dwarves or dragons, or a quest for a sword or a ring or treasure or anything like that. It's more of an adjustment from a complacent lifestyle to a demanding life of action, and the character responds to it with admirable composure.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940016195766
Publisher:
Deborah Talmadge Bickmore
Publication date:
02/11/2013
Series:
The Heldan , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
385
Sales rank:
973,009
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Deborah is a native of Colorado and is the mother of three and the grandmother of eight. She is proficient at the piano and studied Piano Performance and Geology at Mesa State College. She even had the opportunity to stay for a month in Italy to study under piano masters there. She now teaches piano lessons around her writing schedule and has published two fiction novels, and coauthored two nonfiction titles with a niche publisher.

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The Heldan 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite books of all time! If you enjoy Robin McKinley, you'll love this book. I've reread this book many,many times over the years. Go read it now.