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The first book in an epic new fantasy series from the bestselling author of The Initiate Brother and Gatherer of Clouds. At the dawn of a new era--an age of reason, science, and exploration--a promising young naturalist is drawn into the heart of a political struggle which threatens the foundations of his civilization.

The first book in an epic new fantasy series from the bestselling author of The Initiate Brother and Gatherer of Clouds. At the dawn of a new era--an ...

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Overview

The first book in an epic new fantasy series from the bestselling author of The Initiate Brother and Gatherer of Clouds. At the dawn of a new era--an age of reason, science, and exploration--a promising young naturalist is drawn into the heart of a political struggle which threatens the foundations of his civilization.

The first book in an epic new fantasy series from the bestselling author of The Initiate Brother and Gatherer of Clouds. At the dawn of a new era--an age of reason, science, and exploration--a promising young naturalist is drawn into the heart of a political struggle which threatens the foundations of his civilization. Original.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Cahners\\Publishers_Weekly
The compelling first volume in a series titled Moontide and Magic Rise bodes well for the ones to follow. Russell The Initiate Brother introduces Farrland, a world similar to our own but caught in a struggle between magic and science. The story follows the adventures of Tristam Flattery, who epitomizes this conflict and holds the key to Farrland's destiny. A young man well known as a botanist and naturalist, Tristam constantly endeavors to free himself from any affiliation with magic. This is fruitless, considering that he was raised by his great uncle Erasmus, the last of the great mages. Summoned by Roderick Palle to help the king, Tristam discovers Kingsfoil, a plant that can cure disease and prolong life; unfortunately, the plant itself is ailing. Roderick, the king, and the Duchess of Morland believe that Tristam's physic powers will revitalize the plant. When this fails, Tristam, the duchess and a band of wily sailors start out for Varua, the home of Kingsfoil. What follows is an incredible adventure at sea during which Tristam's special powers become increasingly evident, saving the wayfarers' lives and leading them to archeological treasures. A spectacular beginning of what is sure to be a successful fantasy series.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The compelling first volume in a series titled Moontide and Magic Rise bodes well for the ones to follow. Russell (The Initiate Brother) introduces Farrland, a world similar to our own but caught in a struggle between magic and science. The story follows the adventures of Tristam Flattery, who epitomizes this conflict and holds the key to Farrland's destiny. A young man well known as a botanist and naturalist, Tristam constantly endeavors to free himself from any affiliation with magic. This is fruitless, considering that he was raised by his great uncle Erasmus, the last of the great mages. Summoned by Roderick Palle to help the king, Tristam discovers Kingsfoil, a plant that can cure disease and prolong life; unfortunately, the plant itself is ailing. Roderick, the king, and the Duchess of Morland believe that Tristam's physic powers will revitalize the plant. When this fails, Tristam, the duchess and a band of wily sailors start out for Varua, the home of Kingsfoil. What follows is an incredible adventure at sea during which Tristam's special powers become increasingly evident, saving the wayfarers' lives and leading them to archeological treasures. A spectacular beginning of what is sure to be a successful fantasy series. (Mar.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780886776244
  • Publisher: DAW
  • Publication date: 3/1/1995
  • Series: Moontide Magic Rise Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 608
  • Product dimensions: 4.36 (w) x 6.80 (h) x 1.65 (d)

Meet the Author

Sean Russell was born in Toronto, Ontario in 1952, and had his first fantasy novel, the Asian influenced The Initiate Brother in 1991. His influence in the fantasy world comes from J. R. R. Tolkien, and knew he wanted to be a writer since the age of ten.

Sean Russell was born in Toronto, Ontario in 1952, and had his first fantasy novel, the Asian influenced The Initiate Brother in 1991. His influence in the fantasy world comes from J. R. R. Tolkien, and knew he wanted to be a writer since the age of ten.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2004

    This Book Is A Masterpiece of Fiction

    I haven't gotten very far in A World Without End, yet I can safely say that it is abeautiful story, full of magic, and many different elements that, when combined, create a fantastic novel. Highly Recommended! From Graham, 13 yrs.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2003

    a boring, poorly written romance

    This book was horrible. The plot makes you wonder what is going to happen, but nothing ever really happens. All you read is Tristam's thoughts about the duchess. After a while, you've gotten the idea that Tristam is obsessed with her, and you want to move on, but it doesn't. It just moves to a new setting for more uninteresting musings. There are a few interesting scenes in the book but they are very outweighed by the boring redundant scenes of the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2000

    Best Book

    The Book totally rocked! The characters were totally defined, and had a background that was amazing! Just the images you get in your head of this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2000

    Pure Magic!

    I only bought this book because I needed something to read over a break in music rehearsals, but what I ended up finding was a book I'll treasure for the end of my days. It's compelling and enthralling! I just finished the second of the series on August 4, 2000, and I must say, it's tearjerking and yet heartfelt; horribly agonizing towards some of the characters and how they end up, and yet almost blissfully happy for others. It was suprising, in the end, for when you think you know everything about the characters, they change before your eyes. This first book got me through an eight hour bus trip and I had nearly finished it. I couldn't put it down. I found it so exquisitely magnificant that I stayed awake until 4am reading it some nights. It's a must-have, in my opinion.

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