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The Language Of Power Kirstein, Rosemary 1 of 1

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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 034546835X
ISBN-13: 9780345468352
Sku: 36484797
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.5L x 0.75T
Pages:  400
Age Range:  NA
 
Rosemary Kirstein's acclaimed epic continues, as a servant of truth journeys through a world where the powerful rule by lies.
The steerswomen were seekers, collectors of knowledge, and whatever they learned was free for the asking. The wizards also had knowledge- the knowledge to command nature itself-but they jealously guarded their dark wisdom. The two groups have been at odds for centuries:
They do not agree, they do not converse, they do not associate.
Now the steerswoman Rowan has uncovered evidence that the master wizard, Slado, is conjuring dangerous spells in shadow, devastating the distant lands called the Outskirts and changing the course of the world. Rowan has no choice: Slado must be stopped . . . if he can even be found.
Following a dubious clue, Rowan and her friend Bel, an Outskirter, have come to the city of Donner, seeking answers from the past for a danger in the present. But the secrets go deeper than Rowan had ever imagined, compelling her to wonder: What if all this time she has been asking "the wrong questions?
From the Publisher:
Rosemary Kirstein’s acclaimed epic continues, as a servant of truth journeys through a world where the powerful rule by lies.

The steerswomen were seekers, collectors of knowledge, and whatever they learned was free for the asking. The wizards also had knowledge– the knowledge to command nature itself–but they jealously guarded their dark wisdom. The two groups have been at odds for centuries:
They do not agree, they do not converse, they do not associate.

Now the steerswoman Rowan has uncovered evidence that the master wizard, Slado, is conjuring dangerous spells in shadow, devastating the distant lands called the Outskirts and changing the course of the world. Rowan has no choice: Slado must be stopped . . . if he can even be found.

Following a dubious clue, Rowan and her friend Bel, an Outskirter, have come to the city of Donner, seeking answers from the past for a danger in the present. But the secrets go deeper than Rowan had ever imagined, compelling her to wonder: What if all this time she has been asking the wrong questions?When the steerswoman Rowan discovers that a master-wizard is systematically annihilating indigenous life in unpopulated areas of the world, she sets out on a desperate quest to stop the slaughter, following clues written by a steerswoman in an ancient, forgotten logbook to seek out her enemy, in the sequel to The Lost Steersman. Original. 15,000 first printing.
Annotation:
This is the fourth science fantasy about the Steerswomen, a guild dedicated to truth, learning, and the free sharing of information; they are quite unlike the secretive wizards, who collect information for their own purposes. This installment in the series takes Steerswoman Rowan to the city of Donner, where she continues her search for facts concerning the dangerous wizard leader Slado; in the process, she learns a great deal about the nature of magic and its relationship to her own knowledge and abilities.

Praise

Publishers Weekly
"...[H]ighly entertaining....[o]ffers plenty of humor and intrigue....This is fiction for readers who appreciate clever world-building and surprises as much as they like action and character." 07/26/2004

Romantic Times BOOKclub
"[T]he simple, straightforward beauty of Kirstein's storytelling is not to be missed." - Jen Talley Exum October 2004

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Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0400
Product attributePublisher:   Del Rey Books
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