The Naming of Kinzel

The Naming of Kinzel

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by Sharon Lee
     
 
Three stories of power, innocence, and magic.

Kinzel the Foolish:  Meet Kinzel, 'prentice to Mad Siljan the herb lady.  Not quite the village fool.  Not quite.  And does it take a fool, or a wise child, to bargain with a unicorn?

Kinzel the Innocent: Against his master's -- and his own! -- expectation, Kinzel has won a

Overview

Three stories of power, innocence, and magic.

Kinzel the Foolish:  Meet Kinzel, 'prentice to Mad Siljan the herb lady.  Not quite the village fool.  Not quite.  And does it take a fool, or a wise child, to bargain with a unicorn?

Kinzel the Innocent: Against his master's -- and his own! -- expectation, Kinzel has won a wizard's staff, and, having done so, he can no longer stay in his master's house.  So, he sets to see the world, finding it as wondrous as the world seems to find him. It's a good life, but it may be a short one, for Kinzel has made powerful enemies.

Kinzel the Arbiter:  Two wealthy townsmen vie for the affections -- and the gifts -- of the grey crow.  But to whom does the crow belong?  That is the question the traveling wise man Kinzel is called upon to decide.



Kinzel a triple decker delight
Like other great 20th-century fantasies it is rooted in concepts and powers that are older than conscious memory. . .Lee and Miller have included int he pages of The Naming of Kinzel most elements of classic fantasy" -- Morning Sentinel

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012456687
Publisher:
Pinbeam Books
Publication date:
04/27/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
792,982
File size:
674 KB

Meet the Author

Sharon Lee and Steve Miller are the celebrated co-authors of the best-selling Liaden Universe® series and have been writing together since the first "Kinzel" stories hit Fantasy Book in the early 1980s. They started the first Liaden story in 1984 and have published a dozen novels and several dozen short works in that series alone.
Along the way they've become fan favorites at SF conventions from California, USA to Fredericton, Canada, with Guest of Honor and Special Guest appearances at PenguiCon, COSine, AlbaCon, Trinoc*con, ConDuit, MarsCon, ShevaCon, BaltiCon, PortConMaine, SiliCon, Second Life Library, and elsewhere. Upcoming Guest of Honor apperances include Oasis 23 in Orlando, Florida in May 2010 and DucKon 19 in Napierville, Illinois in June 2010.
They count Baen, Del Rey, Meisha Merlin, Ace Books, Phobos, and Buzzy Multimedia among their English language publishers and have several foreign language publishers as well. Their short fiction, written both jointly and singly, has appeared in Absolute Magnitude, Catfantastic, Dreams of Decadence, Fantasy Book, Such a Pretty Face, 3SF, and several incarnations of Amazing.
Their work has enjoyed a number of award nominations, with Scout's Progress being selected for the Prism Award for Best Futuristic Romance of 2001 and Local Custom finishing second for the same award. Local Custom was published by Buzzy Multimedia as an audio book read by Michael Shanks --Stargate's Daniel. Balance of Trade, appeared in hardcover in February 2004 and hit Amazon.com genre bestseller lists before going on to win the Hal Clement Award as Best YA Science fiction for the year.
Their most recent Liaden novel is Fledgling, published in September of 2009, with Saltation (sequel to Fledgling) and Mouse and Dragon (sequel to Scout's Progress) due in 2010. Baen will also be reprinting the original ten Liaden novels in four omnibus editions starting in 2010. The authors have several other works in progress.
Steve was Founding Curator of Science Fiction for the University of Maryland's SF Research Collection as well as Vice Chair of the Baltimore in 80 WorldCon bid, while Sharon has been Executive Director, Vice President, and President of the Science Fiction Writers of America; together they were BPLAN Virtuals, an ebook publisher in the late 1980s. These backgrounds give them a unique perspective on the science fiction field.

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The Naming of Kinzel 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Early work by a favorite pair of truly creative authors.
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Up to their standards and better.
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