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The Queen in Winter

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USA Today bestselling author Claire Delacroix’s romances are “a treasure chest of words, rare and exquisite” (Rendezvous)

USA Today bestselling author Lynn Kurland “surprises and enchants with each turn of phrase and page” (Publishers Weekly)…

Award-winning author Sharon Shinn’s national bestselling fantasy novels are “taut, inventive, often mesmerizing” (Kirkus Reviews) and “rich with texture and diversity, ...

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Overview

USA Today bestselling author Claire Delacroix’s romances are “a treasure chest of words, rare and exquisite” (Rendezvous)

USA Today bestselling author Lynn Kurland “surprises and enchants with each turn of phrase and page” (Publishers Weekly)…

Award-winning author Sharon Shinn’s national bestselling fantasy novels are “taut, inventive, often mesmerizing” (Kirkus Reviews) and “rich with texture and diversity, and genuine characters.” (Anne McCaffrey)

And newcomer Sarah Monette’s “richly imagined” (Jacqueline Carey) literary tapestries have earned her a Spectrum Award for short fiction…

Now, these brilliantly gifted authors come together with four tales of adventure that are as enchanting as they are exciting….A gifted seer receives a vision of a man who she was not meant to marry, but was meant to love…A man and an elven woman endure both the mundane and the magical in their quest to remain together…A warrior maiden is trapped in a deadly storm with the only man she ever wanted, whose scars she must heal if he is ever to want her…A brave young woman helps her sister save her magically-gifted child, only to receive an unexpected gift of her own. Enjoy four of today’s most imaginative authors, and four stories of love as pure as the driven snow that will warm the coldest of hearts…

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425207727
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 2/7/2006
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 817,322
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Lynn Kurland is the USA Today bestselling author of Stardust of Yesterday, A Dance Through Time, This Is All I Ask, The Very Thought of You, Another Chance to Dream, The More I See You, and If I Had You. She is also a contributor to The Christmas Cat, Christmas Spirits, Veils of Time, Opposites Attract, and A Knight’s Vow anthologies. A full-time writer, she lives in the Pacific Northwest.
Sharon Shinn is a journalist who works for a trade magazine. Her first novel, The Shapechanger's Wife, was selected by  Locus as the best first fantasy novel of 1995. She has won the William C. Crawford Award for Outstanding New Fantasy Writer, and was twice nominated for the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. A graduate of Northwestern University, she has lived in the Midwest most of her life.

Sarah Monette recieved the 2003 Spectrum Award for her short story, "Three Letters from the Queen of Elfland." This is her first novel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2006

    Sharon Shinn's Story the Worst ....

    Lynn Kurland's story was by far the best, with the best hero a reader could hope for. Symon was great, a grand, handsome king who was also a bit vulnerable. The other two stories weren't bad, but Shinn's story...I thought it was SO boring most of the way through, and then towards the end when it FINALLY picked up, the darn thing just ended abruptly. I'm not going to give up on Shinn's books, though.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2006

    Connection to Shinn's other work...

    Being an avid Sharon Shinn fan I had to buy this collection of short stories when I saw it. I was happily surprised when I relized that the story 'When Winter Comes' by Sharon Shinn is related to her newest series of books. In her book 'Mystic and Rider' Shinn introduces readers to the pregnant Annie and her sister Sosie, and there adventure. In this short story she continues and expands upon these characters. It is an absolutley wonderful story and off shoot of Shinn's other works. It was a pleasent surprise and a great way to pass the time wating for Shinn's next book.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    four fine romantic fantasies

    ¿A Whisper of Spring¿ by Lynn Kurland. Lothar kidnaps elfin Princess Iolaire. Human Symon attempts to rescue the female who haunts his dreams. --- ¿When Winter Comes¿ by Sharon Shinn. Sosie believes she needs to keep her numinous nephew Kinnon and his mother, her sister Annie, safe as many want to use the youngster for selfish gain. However, she soon needs help Darryn provides that assistance though Sosie wonders about his motive. --- ¿The Kiss of the Snow Queen¿ by Claire Delacroix. Gerta the seer sets off on a quest to rescue Cai the sorcerer from the evil Cath Pulag. She receives mysterious aid from a spirit. --- ¿A Gift of Wings¿ by Sarah Monette. Agido the mercenary protects her former lover Maur, but soon needs his help when someone is killed at an inn as she is the prime suspect. --- These four romantic fantasies are fine tales with delightful lead protagonists who depend on one another to survive their respective quests. However, none of the fantasy realms are fully developed in spite of some characters having paranormal powers and using them. Still this is a fun time for fans who appreciate romances of a different sort. --- Harriet Klausner

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