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The Seven-Petaled Shield: Book One of the Seven-Petaled Shield
     

The Seven-Petaled Shield: Book One of the Seven-Petaled Shield

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by Deborah J. Ross
 

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Eons ago, a great king used a magical device—the Seven-Petaled Shield—to defeat the forces of primal chaos, but now few remember that secret knowledge. When an ambitious emperor conquers the city that safeguards the Shield, the newly-widowed young Queen, guardian of the heart-stone of the Shield, flees for her life, along with her adolescent son. As one

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Eons ago, a great king used a magical device—the Seven-Petaled Shield—to defeat the forces of primal chaos, but now few remember that secret knowledge. When an ambitious emperor conquers the city that safeguards the Shield, the newly-widowed young Queen, guardian of the heart-stone of the Shield, flees for her life, along with her adolescent son. As one land after another falls to the empire, they become separated and her son fears the emperor has executed his mother. Consumed with grief and vengeance, he transforms himself into the agent of chaos, a ravening destroyer who threatens all the living world. The only ones standing in the way of annihilation are the mother he thinks is dead, a dispossessed enemy prince, a demented prophet, and the nomadic horsewoman whose love alone can heal the heart of the heir to the magical Shield.

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“Rejoice… Ross's literary strength [is] her sensitivity to human needs and talents.” — Publishers Weekly (for Darkover series)

“Deborah has contrived to express the rich tapestry of the characters and backdrop of Darkover in a way that would make Marion proud.” — ConNotations (for Darkover series)

“Ross succeeds in keeping [Darkover] true to Bradley’s style.” — Booklist (for Darkover series)

“Fans will be pleased, and those new to the world of Darkover have a treat in store.” — VOYA (for Darkover series)

“Deborah has contrived to express the rich tapestry of the characters and backdrop of Darkover in a way that would make Marion proud.” —ConNotations (for Darkover series)

"Interesting women as well as men, varied worlds with a sense of history, magic that evokes a sense of wonder, poetry, laughter as well as exciting action.... [A] grand tapestry of story." —Sherwood Smith, author of Inda

"A world that feels very real, interesting characters I can care about, lots of depth in both world and characters, heroes and villains alike, action, suspense, thoughtfulness.... I'll be waiting eagerly for the sequels." —K.V. Johansen, author of Blackdog

"A critical, inventive spin brings an exciting uniqueness to the good and evil quest theme." —Midwest Book Review

"Rejoice… Ross's literary strength [is] her sensitivity to human needs and talents." —Publishers Weekly (for Darkover series)

 

ConNotations (for Darkover series)

“Deborah has contrived to express the rich tapestry of the characters and backdrop of Darkover in a way that would make Marion proud.”
Booklist (for Darkover series)

“Ross succeeds in keeping [Darkover] true to Bradley’s style.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101635582
Publisher:
DAW
Publication date:
06/04/2013
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
608
Sales rank:
667,683
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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“Deborah has contrived to express the rich tapestry of the characters and backdrop of Darkover in a way that would make Marion proud.” —ConNotations (for Darkover series)

"Interesting women as well as men, varied worlds with a sense of history, magic that evokes a sense of wonder, poetry, laughter as well as exciting action.... [A] grand tapestry of story." —Sherwood Smith, author of Inda

"A world that feels very real, interesting characters I can care about, lots of depth in both world and characters, heroes and villains alike, action, suspense, thoughtfulness.... I'll be waiting eagerly for the sequels." —K.V. Johansen, author of Blackdog

"A critical, inventive spin brings an exciting uniqueness to the good and evil quest theme." —Midwest Book Review

"Rejoice… Ross's literary strength [is] her sensitivity to human needs and talents." —Publishers Weekly (for Darkover series)

 

Meet the Author

Deborah J. Ross is the author of the acclaimed Darkover novels collaborating and following in the footsteps of bestselling writer Marion Zimmer Bradley. Ross became friends with Bradley when she sold a short story for the first Sword and Sorceress anthology. Bradley continued to encourage her over the next two decades, through births, deaths, divorces, a sojourn in France, her literary apprenticeship, four dozen more short stories, two novels, and finally her work with Darkover. Ross is also the author of The Seven-Petaled Shield series. Ross now lives in California with her husband, writer Dave Trowbridge. She can be found online at deborahjross.blogspot.com.

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The Seven-Petaled Shield: Book One of the Seven-Petaled Shield 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
VickyStotzer More than 1 year ago
Loved it but need more!