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Publisher Description

For generations the misty Shadowline has marked the boundary between the lands of men and the lost northern lands that are the lair of their inhuman enemies, the ageless Qar. but now that boundary line is moving outward, threatening to engulf the northernmost land in which humans still live--the kingdom of Southmarch.

For centuries, the Eddon family has ruled in ancient, forbidding Southmarch Castle, guarding the border against the Qar's return, but now this powerful royal line has been dealt a devestating blow. The monarch, King Olin, is being held captive in a distant land, and it falls to his inexperienced heirs to lead their people in a time of growing danger and dread.

It is on the two youngest Eddons that the heaviest burdens fall. The twins Barrick and Briony, who in such evil times have only each other, may lose even that bond as darkness closes over them. As the Qar's power reaches out across their land, will Southmarch Castle, the only home they've ever known, become in fact what it has long been called--Shadowmarch?

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2004
November 2
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
672
Pages
PUBLISHER
DAW
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
2.4
MB

Customer Reviews

Tolbetthethief ,

A worthy read

Tad Williams knows how to put a story into place. This is a little old fashioned in that it builds a great deal, slowly and steadily from the beginning. It does not suddenly thrust you into a world like Goodkind (which I did love in Wizard's First Rule), but it opens slowly revealing little important details as the tale moves along. By the time the end of the book comes, the world he has created is rapidly spinning out of control. The characters a developed to different degrees with Briony, Barrick, and Vansenn being the most empathetic characters although there are several others that evoke connections. I am looking forward to reading Shadowplay next. Warning, pay very close attention because there is a lot to remember and it does move slowly at first, but it finishes with urgency.

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