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Winner of the 2013 Aurora Award!

From the author of the bestselling Blood books, a brilliant new tale of shape-changers, mages, soothsayers,and a power-mad emperor.

The Empire has declared war on the small, were-ruled kingdom of Aydori, capturing five women of the Mage-Pack, including the wife of the were Pack-leader. With the Pack off defending the border, it falls to Mirian Maylin and Tomas Hagen—she a low-level mage, he younger brother to ...

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Overview

Winner of the 2013 Aurora Award!

From the author of the bestselling Blood books, a brilliant new tale of shape-changers, mages, soothsayers,and a power-mad emperor.

The Empire has declared war on the small, were-ruled kingdom of Aydori, capturing five women of the Mage-Pack, including the wife of the were Pack-leader. With the Pack off defending the border, it falls to Mirian Maylin and Tomas Hagen—she a low-level mage, he younger brother to the Pack-leader—to save them. Together the two set out on the kidnappers’ trail, racing into the heart of enemy territory. But with every step the odds against their survival, let alone their success, grow steeper...

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Best known for her books-to-TV series Blood Ties, Huff delves into an overwhelming yet improbably seamless mix of steampunk, epic fantasy, and paranormal romance to launch a new series. The kingdom of Aydori, long ruled by werewolf packs, has merged forces with neighboring duchies against the power-hungry, were-hating Kresentian Empire. Sure of their were-blood strengths and their mage inheritances, the Aydori are shocked when the Imperials discover and exploit the weres’ secret vulnerability to silver. As warriors fall in battle, five high-ranking Aydori women are captured as a prophecy warns the Empire may be brought down by an unborn child. The fate of everyone rests on the uncertain shoulders of Tomas Hagen, younger brother to the pack leader, and Mirian Maylin, a mage who never reached her potential, as they begin a classic hero’s journey to save their kingdom. Huff fans who prefer her second-world fantasy tales (e.g., the Quarters series) will be pleased by this return to the form. Agent: Joshua A. Bilmes, JABberwocky Literary Agency. (Nov.)
Midwest Book Review (for The Silvered)

"This is an exciting romantic quest fantasy.... Fans will enjoy the trek of the werewolf and the mage into the heart of the enemy."
Midwest Book Review
"This is an exciting romantic quest fantasy.... Fans will enjoy the trek of the werewolf and the mage into the heart of the enemy."
Booklist
This enchanting, suspenseful urban fantasy should grab fans of Charles de Lint, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, and Jim Butcher.
VOYA - Lauri J.Vaughan
Young and untested mage Mirian Maylin and Tomas Hagen, a wolf-shifter of the Aydori kingdom, find themselves unlikely partners on a quest to rescue five pregnant mages kidnapped by the evil emperor. The story is basic and not especially original, but the execution is expert. The simple good versus evil plot line takes its time, and Huff spares little opportunity to embroider fine description into the parallel coming-of-age tales of Mirian and Tomas. Nearly equivalent in importance and description are two additional tales—one of the morally torn Captain Reiter, who questions his loyalty to the brutal emperor while still performing his duty. The plight of the captured Danika, a mage with her fellow victims rendered powerless by predicament, creates the third strand in Huff's sweeping story. The braid is further embellished with familiar themes—will the magic of Aydorians be able to match the emperor's burgeoning technology? When does individual morality outstrip patriotic loyalty? How fine is the line of submission and courageous perseverance? Strong male and female characters make this an excellent choice for mixed gender fantasy book clubs. Content will favor mature readers, as unhurried plotting will favor the patient and hard-core fantasy reader. Huff's world and characters will easily withstand continued creation, and while this wraps up neatly, readers will be hoping for more. Put this in the hands of fans of Rothfuss's The Name Of The Wind (DAW, 2007). Reviewer: Lauri J.Vaughan
The Book Pushers
"The way that Huff tied all of the strings together from this epic journey was masterful. She paid equal attention to her characters as she did her world-building, resulting in a seamless whole. The melding of science, magic, era-specific technology, superstition, war and how ordinary people can do extraordinary things was captivating."
The Ranting Dragon
"[Huff] knows not only how to world build, but how to build magic systems and do phenomenal characterizations. Her experience shows on every page of The Silvered.... Books this good don’t come along that often. The Silvered is a well-planned, well executed adventure tale. I loved it. Completely."
San Francisco Book Review
"The Silvered paints a fascinating society based on the symbiosis of mage and wolf-pack, each group partnering and tempering the other. "
Locus
"It all adds up to a fun, old-fashioned adventure made new with an interesting magic system.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756407438
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/6/2012
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 537,762
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Tanya Huff may have left Nova Scotia at three, and has lived most of her life since in Ontario, but she still considers herself a Maritimer. On the way to the idyllic rural existence she shares with her partner Fiona Patton, six cats, and a chihuahua, she acquired a degree in Radio and Television Arts from Ryerson Polytechnic—an education she was happy to finally use while writing her recent Smoke novels. Of her previous twenty-three books, the five—Blood Price, Blood Trail, Blood Lines, Blood Pact, Blood Debt—featuring Henry Fitzroy, bastard son of Henry VIII, romance writer, and vampire are among the most popular. Tanya can be contacted via her website

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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2012

    For an exciting adventure fantasy, read The Silvered!

    I loved The Silvered. I've enjoyed most of Tanya Huff's science fiction & fantasy both. I only say most because I haven't yet read all of them. I especially enjoyed the Confederation books, but I loved The Silvered for its exciting adventure as well as her superb handling of the various characters. I used to teach middle school English, and as the School Improvement Coordinator, I purchased thousands of paperbacks for the school. I would definitely have purchased copies of The Silvered for some of the gifted students (One memorized entire passages from Tolkien's Trilogy). All of the Various characters grew and changed, and although I had to cheer for Mirian, I enjoyed seeing Captain Reiter evolve. It's a great stand alone, but I hope these characters get another chance in another novel for another adventure and more self-discovery.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2012

    Awesome

    Hands down the best fantasy book i've read all year. Werewolves and mages can be so overdone but Huff creates a unique world and great complicated characters...she also shows instead of tells which i don't always realize i miss until i read an author who does it well. Don't pass this one up!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 18, 2012

    The best book with werewolves I've read in several years! Fast p

    The best book with werewolves I've read in several years! Fast paced, and makes you care about the characters.  Lets you see the conflict of some of those working for a government doing evil.  Even some of the enemy grow and change,

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 9, 2012

    Excellent. If you liked The Fire's Stone, I think you will very

    Excellent. If you liked The Fire's Stone, I think you will very much like this one as well. Strong, endearing characters, a plot that keeps moving, but not at a breakneck pace, and story threads that weave in and out of the main story is such a way as to enhance it, rather than make it overly complex.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2014

    Zach

    Gets up ad stuffs my hands in my pockets. "Bye Megs"

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2014

    Megs

    I meant to say wasnt!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2014

    Alyssa

    Shes telling the truth..it was me not her

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2014

    HUNTING GROUND

    SilverClan

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  • Posted September 27, 2013

    Seemed to start out a little slow, but picked up and WOW, an exc

    Seemed to start out a little slow, but picked up and WOW, an excellent read. Anyone new to Fantasy, would do well to start with thisexciting new series, I hope this is at minimum a trilogy, I'd love to see more, these character seem to have endless possibilites .

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2013

    One of the best fantasy books I've read in a very long while.  T

    One of the best fantasy books I've read in a very long while.  The characters were well-realized, with wonderful world-building.  Highly, highly recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2013

    Could not put it down!

    My only mistake in choosing this book was to do so on a week night! I loved it! I believe I have read most of Huffs books and this was by far the best. Well done!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2013

    Mental ther. Or psychologist or friend.

    Say which one u need and ill see what i can do...~Brad

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2013

    Huff delivers!

    Excellent delivery of characters and how conflict/ war changes your perspective of society and personal perception. All characters develop throughout the storyline. Interesting weaving of how science, shapeshifting, and magery might impact a society's dynamics.

    Initial introduction slow but a part of character development.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2013

    TRAINING HOLLOW

    Starflight

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2013

    If you want a advancer you must read this book

    A story that gives the reader every thing that she is looking for but want a little more like it should go on it may in the reader mind or is their another advancer on the araeson?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 19, 2013

    Mistkit

    A kit covered with sweat dirt and makeshift leaf bandages tumbles in. She collapses from exhaustion and groans of pain and fear of the future and the pain of her powers(to see the future and to feel everyone elses pain all at once).

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2013

    Heathershine

    Grabs some herbs.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2013

    Med cat den

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 12, 2013

    Good book!

    Some foul language by the soldiers, but character development and the story line in all are very good!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2012

    Silverstar's legacy

    Silverstar sat with brownclaw in her den smiling and then walked to the nursery her adopted kits and her one biological kit were jumping about playing. "One day we might have kits of our own" brownclaw smiled "maybe" the walked back and silverstar layed down her honey colored fur glistening and smiled "oh brownclaw we have a great clan here" brownclaw nestled into her tiredly yawned and fell asleep silverstar lay awake listening to the sounds of the night and purring fell asleep she awoke to a loud noise and peered outside there was a giant yellow monster with sharp teeth she shook brownclaw "wake up we have to get out!" Brownclaw woke and ran to grab the kits but missed one when he went back in to get her the other kits followed him it was too late the yellow thing crashed with the kits and brownclaw in there "NOOO"

    0 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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