The Hickory Staff

The Hickory Staff

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by Robert Scott, Jay Gordon
     
 

Steven Taylor is an assistant bank manager in a quiet little Mid-West town; his roommate Mark Jenkins is a high school history teacher. Steven's bored with his job; the thought of going through all the accounts that haven't had a single transaction in the past 25 years sounds even more boring - until he discovers one old prospector left $17,000 in October 1870;

Overview

Steven Taylor is an assistant bank manager in a quiet little Mid-West town; his roommate Mark Jenkins is a high school history teacher. Steven's bored with his job; the thought of going through all the accounts that haven't had a single transaction in the past 25 years sounds even more boring - until he discovers one old prospector left $17,000 in October 1870; it's now worth 6.3 million dollars. There's a safe deposit box too, 17C, that's never been opened in all those years.
And it would have remained closed if Steven hadn't been browsing through a Denver antique store: as well as a dresser for his sister, he found a new girlfriend, Hannah, the owner's daughter . . . and, in a jar of oddments, the long-missing key to Idaho Springs Safety Deposit Box 17C.
And without that key, he'd never have found the tapestry that sucked him and Mark into the land of Rona in the strange new world of Eldarn, where they are immediately captured by a group of Ronan resistance fighters. Rona has been occupied by Malakasia for nearly a thousand Twinmoons. Now an evil tyrant rules the land, but he wants more: he wants the key that will open the path for an ancient evil to manifest once and for all.
And Steven and Mark need this same key if they are ever to get home to Idaho Springs . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780575077751
Publisher:
Gollancz, Victor Limited
Publication date:
10/01/2008
Series:
Eldarn Sequence Series, #1
Edition description:
New
Pages:
752
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 2.00(d)

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Meet the Author

Robert Scott was born in New York. He studied music; the Thomas J. Watson Fellowship enabled him to study and perform throughout Europe. He has a Masters degree in education and a doctorate in educational leadership and policy study. He and his wife Karen live in northern Virginia with their two children.
Jay Gordon was born and raised in Brooklyn. His Masters degree and career in business management was followed by a second career in IT during the early years of the personal computer. He and his wife, Susan, live in New Jersey; they have two daughters and four grandchildren.

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The Hickory Staff 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Hickory Staff will grab your attention within the first 4 pages and never let it go. You will be taken on a wild ride between our world and Eldarn- an unfamiliar place that will become a second home. The author introduces the MANY characters with such detail, you will soon feel you know them personally. The story moves quickly between places and time. Be sure to pay attention as hints are often left along the way as you follow Steven and Mark through their incredible adventure. They encounter incredible creatures and make unlikely friends- all on a course to return home. For those of you who have craved red wine and pasta while watching the Sopranos, get ready to add hard bread, tecan and beer to your morning breakfast routine. If you have a Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter (adult) fan on your holiday gift list...this is a MUST have. It will leave you wanting more.
Honey-Bailey_Colorado More than 1 year ago
I have read all three of The Eldarn Sequence. I was only able to receive it from the UK but in November the family let us know that we could purchase it here in the states. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys the thought of another world. It is a book I couldn't put down; and hopefully the other 2 books will be here soon. I am proud to say that Robert Scott Jr is my cousin and that his has the ability to pull people into a fantacy that keeps you so intersted you can't stop till you have reached the end!!! I am not just saying to get it for the fact he is family but that it is one of the best books you will ever read!!
Honey - Bailey, Colorado
Guest More than 1 year ago
I plan on getting a copy for every family member this Christmas. It is very well written and keeps you turning the pages. It is like no other book out there!