Thirteen Orphans

Thirteen Orphans

by Jane Lindskold
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Thirteen Orphans by Jane Lindskold

As evocative and moving as Charles de Lint's Newford books, with the youthful protagonists and exciting action of Mercedes Lackey's fantasies, Thirteen Orphans makes our world today as excitingly strange and unfamiliar as any fantasy realm . . .and grants readers a glimpse of a fantasy world founded by ancient Chinese lore and magic.


As far as college freshman Brenda Morris knows, there is only one Earth and magic exists only in fairy tales.

Brenda is wrong.

A father-daughter weekend turns into a nightmare when Brenda's father is magically attacked before her eyes. Brenda soon learns that her ancestors once lived in world of smoke and shadows, of magic and secrets.

When that world's Emperor was overthrown, the Thirteen Orphans fled to our earth and hid their magic system in the game of mah-jong. Each Orphan represents an animal from the Chinese Zodiac. Brenda's father is the Rat. And her polished, former child-star aunt, Pearl—that eminent lady is the Tiger.

Only a handful of Orphans remain to stand against their enemies. The Tiger, the Rooster, the Dog, the Rabbit . . . and Brenda Morris. Not quite the Rat, but not quite human either.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429936316
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 06/30/2009
Series: Breaking the Wall , #1
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 417,698
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Jane Lindskold is the bestselling author of the Wolf series, which began with Through Wolf's Eyes and concluded with Wolf's Blood, as well as many other fantasy novels. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


Jane Lindskold is the bestselling author of the Firekeeper series, which began with Through Wolf’s Eyes and concluded with Wolf’s Blood, as well as many other fantasy novels.  She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Thirteen Orphans 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You will never look at the Chinese Zodiac the same way again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the book, except for the pfotagonist, which is why I only gave it 3 stars. Brenda's behavior and attitude towards the punk who ensorcelled her fathe is both inexplicable and inexcusable. Shr is utterly shallow and I hated seeing so much of the book through her deluded and self-righteous eyes. All the other characters were great, but she was a sniveling weakling and no heroine at all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looks at the box, then sets in it a small silver knife an a not she found.
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Lets go to the third resualt pads there
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Purrs a little, then adds another rose and a jar full of fresh-baked mouse cakes, delicious treats.