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A new edition of the first story in the acclaimed Wolf Tower sequence: orphan-slave Claidi's bid for freedom from the mindless ritual and the deadly game of chance that rules a blighted land.
Tanith Lee is an award-winning, highly-rated fantasy writer here and in the United States. With 17 children's books, 43 adult novels, 8 short story collections and several awards to her name, she also writes for radio and television. Her book LAW OF THE WOLF TOWER was shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Book Award.
A feast for fans of fantasy. For those long winter nights by the fire, this will make compulsive reading. -- THE BOOKSELLER The fresh, first person diary ca[tires nptj tje confusion and immediacy of adolescence ... Tanith Lee creates alternative societies vividly and sets them in astonishingly visual landscapes. -- THE GUARDIAN Tanith Lee restores one's faith in fiction as the expression of imagination and original thought. -- THE GUARDIAN Claidi is one of the strongest, funniest and memorable female characters around ... Great story, great fantasy, and more books to look forward to in the series. -- Bol.com 20000901 PIRATICA: 20000901 On recent evidence, pirate stories look like being the next big thing. If so, may they all be as much fun as this one, by the Cat's Elbows! -- Jan Mark, The Guardian 20040501 A glorious roustabout of a tale, full of yummy set pieces and terrific adventures, unbelievable in a most satisfying way. The language is rip-roaring or glides like a seagull, as needed. And the thrilling denouement is romantic as heck. -- Kirkus Review: Starred 20040501 'a rollicking read. Road adventure, sea voyage and treasure hunt in one.' -- Irish Times 20040410 '... a wonderfully rumbustious fantasy that is as clever as it is entertaining.' -- The Independent 20040410 Tanith Lee restores one's faith in fiction as the expression of imagination and original thought. -- The Guardian 20040410