Author : Robin Hobb
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Harper Collins
ISBN : 9780061793356
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Nevare Burvelle is the second son of a second son, destined from birth to carry a sword. The wealthy young noble will follow his father—newly made a lord by the King of Gernia—into the cavalry, training in the military arts at the elite King's Cavella Academy in the capital city of Old Thares. Bright and well-educated, an excellent horseman with an advantageous engagement, Nevare's future appears golden. But as his Academy instruction progresses, Nevare begins to realize that the road before him is far from straight. The old aristocracy looks down on him as the son of a "new noble" and, unprepared for the political and social maneuvering of the deeply competitive school and city, the young man finds himself entangled in a web of injustice, discrimination, and foul play. In addition, he is disquieted by his unconventional girl-cousin Epiny—who challenges his heretofore unwavering world view—and by the bizarre dreams that haunt his nights. For twenty years the King's cavalry has pushed across the grasslands, subduing and settling its nomads and claiming the territory in Gernia's name. Now they have driven as far as the Barrier Mountains, home to the Speck people, a quiet, forest-dwelling folk who retain the last vestiges of magic in a world that is rapidly becoming modernized. From childhood Nevare has been taught that the Specks are a primitive people to be pitied for their backward ways—and feared for their indigenous diseases, including the deadly Speck plague, which has ravaged the frontier towns and military outposts. The Dark Evening brings the carnival to Old Thares, and with it an unknown magic, and the first Specks Nevare has ever seen . . .

Author : Robin Hobb
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
ISBN : 9780007236886
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‘Fantasy as it ought to be written’ George R.R. Martin

Author : Robin Hobb
Genre : Fantasy fiction
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
ISBN : 9780007196142
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The First Book In A Brand New Trilogy From The Author Of The Farseer, Liveship Traders And Tawny Man Trilogies. Young Nevare Burvelle Is The Second Son Of A Second Son. Traditionally In Gernia, The Firstborn Son Is Heir To The Family Fortunes, The Second Son Bears A Sword And The Third Son Is Consecrated To The Priesthood. Nevare Will Follow His Father Newly Made A Lord By The King Into The Cavalry; To The Frontier And Thence To An Advantageous Marriage, To Carry On The Burvelle Name. It Is A Golden Future, And Nevare Looks Forward To It With Relish. For Twenty Years King Troven'S Cavalry Have Pushed The Frontiers Of Gernia Out Across The Grasslands, Subduing The Fierce Tribes Of The Plain On Its Way. Now They Have Driven The Frontier As Far As The Barrier Mountains, Home To The Enigmatic Speck People. The Specks A Dapple-Skinned, Forest-Dwelling Folk Retain The Last Vestiges Of Magic In A World Which Is Becoming Progressive And Technologised. The 'Civilised' Peoples Base Their Beliefs On A Rational Philosophy Founded On Scientific Principle And A Belief In The Good God, Who Displaced The Older Deities Of Their World. To Them, The Specks Are Primeval Savages, Little Better Than Beasts. Superstitions Abound; It Is Said That They Harbour Strange Diseases And Worship Trees. Sexual Congress With Them Is Regarded As Both Filthy And Foolhardy: The Speck Plague Which Has Ravaged The Frontier Has Decimated Entire Regiments. All These Beliefs Will Touch Nevare'S Training At The Academy; But His Progress There Is Not As Simple As He Would Wish. He Will Experience Prejudice From The Old Aristocracy: As The Son Of A 'New Noble' He Is Segregated Into A Patrol Comprising Other New Nobles' Sons, All Of Whom Will Encounter Injustice, Discrimination And Foul Play In That Hostile And Deeply Competitive Environment. In Addition, His World View Will Be Challenged By His Unconventional Girl-Cousin Epiny; And By The Bizarre Dreams Which Visit Him At Night. And Then, On Dark Evening, The Circus Comes To Old Thares, Bringing With It The First Specks Nevare Has Ever Seen&

Author : Robin Hobb
Genre : Cousins
Publisher : Voyager
ISBN : 0008286493
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The first book in The Soldier Son Trilogy, from the author of the bestselling Farseer, Liveship Traders and Tawny Man trilogies.

Author : Robin Hobb
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : HarperCollins UK
ISBN : 9780007532148
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The complete Soldier Son Trilogy by international bestselling author Robin Hobb. ‘In today’s crowded fantasy market Robin Hobb’s books are like diamonds in a sea of zircons’ George R. R. Martin

Author : Robin Hobb
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Harper Collins
ISBN : 9780061797699
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Plague has ravaged the prestigious King's Cavalla of Gernia, decimating the ranks of both cadets and instructors. Yet Nevare Burvelle has made an astonishingly robust recovery, defeating his sworn nemesis while in the throes of the disease and freeing himself—he believes—from the Speck magic that infected him. And now he is journeying home to Widevale, anticipating a tender reunion with his beautiful fiancée, Carsina, and a bright future as a commissioned officer. But there is no haven in the bosom of his kinfolk, for his nights are haunted by grim visions of treachery—and his days are tormented by a strange side-effect of the plague that shames his family and repulses the lady of his heart. And as the still-potent magic in his blood roars to life, Nevare realizes a terrible truth: that the enemy who seeks to destroy everything he loves dwells perhaps not without but within him.

Author : Robin Hobb
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Harper Collins
ISBN : 9780061798245
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The stirring conclusion to The Soldier Son Trilogy—the acclaimed epic tale of duty, destiny, and magic by New York Times bestselling master fantasist Robin Hobb Loyal, privileged, and brave, Nevare Burvelle proudly embraced his preordained role as soldier in the service of the King of Gernia—unaware of the strange turns his life would ultimately take. Exposed to a plague of enemy sorcery that felled many of his compatriots, he prevailed, but at a terrible cost to his soul, body, and heart. Now he stands wrongly accused of unspeakable crimes—including murder, the most heinous of them all. Condemned by his brother soldiers and sentenced to death, Nevare has no option but to escape. Suddenly he is an outcast and a fugitive—a hostage to the Speck magic that shackles him to a savage alter ego who would destroy everything Nevare holds dear. With nowhere to turn—except, perhaps, to the Speck woman Lisana, the enemy whom he loves—he is mired in soul-rending despair. But from out of the darkness comes a bright spark of hope. Perhaps, somehow, the hated magic that has long abused Nevare can be used by him instead. Could he not learn to wield this mighty weapon for his own purposes rather than be enslaved by it? But down what perilous road will this desperate new quest lead him? And what will be the outcome and the ultimate new incarnation of Nevare Burvelle?

Author : Robin Hobb
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Harper Collins
ISBN : 9780062227089
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For the first time, read the entire Soldier Son trilogy as one ebook … at a special price! In Book One, Shaman's Crossing, Nevare Burvelle was destined from birth to be a soldier. The second son of a newly anointed nobleman, he must endure the rigors of military training at the elite King's Cavella Academy—and survive the hatred, cruelty, and derision of his aristocratic classmates—before joining the King of Gernia's brutal campaign of territorial expansion. And it continues in the next two novels, Forest Mage and Renegade's Magic.

Author : Kim Stanley Robinson
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Orbit
ISBN : 9780316235570
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Kim Stanley Robinson, the New York Times bestselling author of science fiction masterworks such as the Mars trilogy and 2312, has, on many occasions, imagined our future. Now, in SHAMAN, he brings our past to life as never before. There is Thorn, a shaman himself. He lives to pass down his wisdom and his stories -- to teach those who would follow in his footsteps. There is Heather, the healer who, in many ways, holds the clan together. There is Elga, an outsider and the bringer of change. And then there is Loon, the next shaman, who is determined to find his own path. But in a world so treacherous, that journey is never simple -- and where it may lead is never certain. SHAMAN is a powerful, thrilling and heartbreaking story of one young man's journey into adulthood -- and an awe-inspiring vision of how we lived thirty thousand years ago.

Author : Michael Harner
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
Publisher : North Atlantic Books
ISBN : 9781583945643
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In 1980, Michael Harner blazed the trail for the worldwide revival of shamanism with his seminal classic The Way of the Shaman. In this long-awaited sequel, he provides new evidence of the reality of heavens. Drawing from a lifetime of personal shamanic experiences and more than 2,500 reports of Westerners’ experiences during shamanic ascension, Harner highlights the striking similarities between their discoveries, indicating that the heavens and spirits they’ve encountered do indeed exist. He also provides instructions on his innovative core-shamanism techniques, so that readers too can ascend to heavenly realms, seek spirit teachers, and return later at will for additional healing and advice. Written by the leading authority on shamanism, Cave and Cosmos is a must-read not only for those interested in shamanism, but also for those interested in spirituality, comparative religion, near-death experiences, healing, consciousness, anthropology, and the nature of reality. Praise for Michael Harner and The Way of the Shaman “What Yogananda did for Hinduism and D. T. Suzuki did for Zen, Michael Harner has done for shamanism—namely, bring the tradition and its richness to Western awareness.” —from Higher Wisdom, by Roger Walsh and Charles S. Grob “Wonderful, fascinating.… Harner really knows what he’s talking about.” —Carlos Castaneda, best-selling author of The Teachings of Don Juan and The Active Side of Infinity “An intimate and practical guide to the art of shamanic healing and the technology of the sacred. Michael Harner is not just an anthropologist who has studied shamanism; he is an authentic white shaman.” —Stanislav Grof, author of The Adventure of Self-Discovery “Harner has impeccable credentials, both as an academic and as a practicing shaman. Without doubt (since the recent death of Mircea Eliade) the world’s leading authority on shamanism.” —Nevill Drury, author of The Elements of Shamanism “Michael Harner is a great shaman. He also proves that a person can be both a scientist and a shaman.” —Bo Bair Rinchinov, Siberian Buryat shaman