An accomplished knife maker and skilled rock climber, Katla Aransen travels to her first Allfair to ply her trade. When she unwittingly climbs a rock sacred to the people of the Moonfell Plain, she unleashes a storm of events that changes her life and that of her father forever. Even more world-shaking events take place in the land of Elda, and a fugitive albino mage, a woman with no memory, and a mysterious black cat hold secrets that have the power to alter the fate of the world. Fisher's (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings Visual Companion) series opener provides a fast-paced introduction to a world of magic-wielding nomads, ice-bound havens of magic, and royal courts filled with treachery and intrigue. Fans of epic fantasy should enjoy this tale; For most fantasy collections. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Jude Fisher (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings Visual Companion) inaugurates his Fool's Gold series with Sorcery Rising, the story of a rebellious young knife maker's adventures at the great Allfair, held yearly in the shadow of a sacred rock that her people, the Eyrans, call Sur's Castle, and the Istrians (their former enemies) call Falla's Rock. Though Katla Aransen's boldness in climbing the mount puts her in grave danger, old feuds and strange sorcery seem equally threatening in a tale that asks as many questions as it answers. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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