The Whitefire Crossing

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Dev is a smuggler with the perfect cover. He's in high demand as a guide for the caravans that carry legitimate goods from the city of Ninavel into the country of Alathia. The route through the Whitefire Mountains is treacherous, and Dev is one of the few climbers who knows how to cross them safely. With his skill and connections, it's easy enough to slip contraband charms from Ninavel - where any magic is fair game, no matter how dark - into Alathia, where most magic is ...
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Dev is a smuggler with the perfect cover. He's in high demand as a guide for the caravans that carry legitimate goods from the city of Ninavel into the country of Alathia. The route through the Whitefire Mountains is treacherous, and Dev is one of the few climbers who knows how to cross them safely. With his skill and connections, it's easy enough to slip contraband charms from Ninavel - where any magic is fair game, no matter how dark - into Alathia, where most magic is outlawed.

But smuggling a few charms is one thing; smuggling a person through the warded Alathian border is near suicidal. Having made a promise to a dying friend, Dev is forced to take on a singularly dangerous cargo: Kiran. A young apprentice on the run from one of the most powerful mages in Ninavel, Kiran is desperate enough to pay a fortune to sneak into a country where discovery means certain execution - and he'll do whatever it takes to prevent Dev from finding out the terrible truth behind his getaway.

Yet the young mage is not the only one harboring a deadly secret. Caught up in a web of subterfuge and dark magic, Dev and Kiran must find a way to trust each other - or face not only their own destruction, but that of the entire city of Ninavel.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597802833
  • Publisher: Night Shade Books
  • Publication date: 7/26/2011
  • Pages: 300
  • Sales rank: 932,081
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2012

    Offensive language!

    Sounds like a good story, but stopped reading and deleted due to offensive language. When will authors ever learn that offensive language ruins an otherwise good book?

    67 out of 173 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 3, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    This book was not my type of book. It was too descriptive, too s

    This book was not my type of book. It was too descriptive, too slow and too cumbersome to get through. I do not recommend it.

    55 out of 89 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2012

    You just dont get it!

    Books need to seem to be LIFE LIKE. Great description, (eyesight) salty language, (we all like salt) and great plot!

    45 out of 58 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2012

    Excellent

    Totally loved the story. Good characters, engaging plot, well done author.

    38 out of 46 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2012

    Being Grateful!!

    This book was amazing!! And I totally agree with those who are sick & tired of you people constantly complaining about what books are put on here for Free Fridays! There are literally 1,000's of free romance, childrens, religious and all the goody two shoe books you want thru B & N!! Get off your lazy butt, type in 0.00 and OMG all the free books you could possiby want!! There are more important issues then you don't like the cursing!! I really wish I could tell you all exactly what I'd love to say!! Thank you B & N for Free Fridays!! I look forward to these days!! I may not always get the book, but it's great that you do that for your customers!!

    31 out of 49 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2012

    Worth reading

    Enjoyable fantasy novel. Will look for more by this author.

    19 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2012

    Great

    First of all not all people like the same books. And yes some of us swear. So you should read the description and then decide if you would like the book instead of just getting it because its free.
    Second of all if everyone keeps complaing like a bunch of babies there will not be any more free books. Grow up. No one forced you to get it.
    Third this area is to rate the book and i appoligize that i havent done that yetbut i will. It was a very descriptive book and not of the story line i usually read but it was a good book.

    13 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 1, 2012

    I Also Recommend:

    The Whitefire Crossing was a Terrific Surprise - Highly Recommended

    Never would've known about Courtney Schafer if not for Nook Free Friday's selection a month ago, but I just finished blazing through the sequel to The Whitefire Crossing and can't wait for the third installment!

    The plot is fresh with a twist or two along the way; the characters are believable, three-dimensional, interesting, and I care about them; but most of all, the writing engaged me and gave a robust sense of the character's emotions as they move through their complicated world with their own personal flaws and strengths.

    While Schafer definitely has her own style, I was reminded of Robert Jordan's character and adventure writing from The Wheel of Time series and Jim Butcher's believable and yet somewhat magical world in The Dresden Files.

    I read many genres, with fantasy being a favorite, and this book is in my top five reads for 2012. Do yourself a favor and check it out!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2012

    I have to say I'm surprised,

    Surprised at the people who gave this book up after only reading the first chapter or even just the first page. There wasn't a moment where I wanted to put it down, even to go to sleep.

    To the reviewer who said they didn't like all the intricate descriptions of the charms and magic, I say that's what made the story so exciting and realistic.

    The one thing that did tend to throw me off at times were the parentheis indicating POV. They weren't really necessary, I thought, because I could tell within the first sentence whose perspective I was reading next. So I mostly ended up skipping them as I read.

    Overall, this was a great story about magic, adventure and human emotion. Be sure I will be looking for the sequel as soon as I post this review. There is so much more that can be told about this world (past, present, and future - this could really turn into an epic of a series) and I eagerly look forward to anything else this author will write.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 18, 2012

    Not sure what all the uproar is about the language. It fit the c

    Not sure what all the uproar is about the language. It fit the characters in the book and helped the story. I liked the premise of the "tainted" and Dev's loss of magic. It was interesting to see a story from a different type of character. I enjoyed the book enough that I want to read more so I bought the second in the series. I wish I could give half stars, I awarded it a 4 but it really deserves a 3.5.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2012

    Buen libro

    3 out of 22 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2012

    A good story poorly executed.

    The story's premise is grand and the characters draw the reader in. If only the author hadn't used such inane and intellectually inert writing in the telling.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2012

    Do you believe in magic?

    This is set in a mythical time with Mages and Tainter's (little magic) and of course the non-believers. How friendship can be developed between good and evil. I don't want to give it away, but I sure hope this writer is currently on the sequel. She left a few things hanging.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2012

    Just ok

    I love anything to do with magic. This book was just okay.
    Way too descriptive when it came to all the magic, the bindings, the charm, etc.t. Seemed like they had all the ways to destroy but not to help . The ending, well geez after all the turmoil the guys go through, you'd think it would have a happy ending the way i like it... I'm guessing there's a sequel for alot of money, which I wont pay for.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2012

    Solid

    A great story combining a love of mountainclimbing with sorcery. While it wont be joining my top ten this one is worth the read. I would love to see more, maybe involving the founding of Ninavel.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 3, 2012

    Read reviews first

    And i dont plan to read the book due to all of the reviews stating there is such offensive language they had to stop reading it! Lets face it, many of us lead stress filled lives, and want to settle into a good book to relax. We dont want to read nasty language.

    2 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 17, 2012

    One of the better Free Fridays books!

    We'll get this out of the way... Yes, it does have it's share of current contemporary language. Society is changing and language is changing with it!

    The novel itself was pretty good, I gave it four starts becuase I enjoyed reading it, but it didn't cause me to pull an "all-nighter" reading it. Those books get a five!

    The concepts, magical constructs and plot were good but not exceptional.

    The best summary that I can provide you is that it was a great selection for free fridays, but I haven't gone on to purchase any of her other books yet. But if I get through my existing backlog I will consider it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2012

    Really Good

    I got this book on a free Friday. I was surprised when I started to read it that I couldn't put it down. The details are amazing and you really get into the characters. I was so sad when I found out what happened to Kiran that I almost cried for him. Dev is just to funny and sweet once you get to know him. I can not wait to buy the next book to see what happens to everyone.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 7, 2012

    Wonderful fantasy novel

    A fully realized new world makes this novel a great escape read. If you like fantasy adventure novels, this one will keep you turning the pages.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 2, 2012

    Could not finish it

    I love high fantasy, and I was excited when this book was a Friday freebie. Then I started reading it. I'm no prude, and cursing in a book does not bother me. However, I expect cursing in a fantasy novel to be original to the world that the author creates. I don't want the characters in this type of fantasy to use common, American curse words-anymore that I want them to order a pizza, drink Coke, or wear Reeboks.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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