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A richly textured, darkly evocative fantasy set in a beautifully realised fantasy world, the Saramyr trilogy tells the story of a dynasty that rules over a land being overwhelmed by evil. An evil that comes from within the empire's centre, a sect of magicians close to the throne intent on killing any child born with magical powers. But now the empress has given birth to just such a child and revolution is brewing. Akin to the works of Robin Hobb this is a hugely involving fantasy set in a world with an enticing oriental flavour.
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Chris Wooding is only 26 yet he has already signed his first Hollywood film deal and won the Silver Smarties award. He is the author of, amongst others, the Broken Sky series and The Haunting of Alaizabel Cray. He studied English Literature at Sheffield and plays lead guitar in a band called Census.Review:
Author profile appeared in PN on 9th May.The book was described as: 'a marvellous piece of work, with vividly drawn characters and a tight, exciting plot... brilliantly imagined, and a long way away from standard orcs and broadswords setting of too much sub-standard fantasy.' 'The Weavers of Saramyr is a triumph, and resolutely stands out from the standard fantasy slop'DREAMWATCH 'Wooding goes to great lengths to describe the history of the lands and its gods and that makes you want to read more and more. A great read.'ENIGMA 'This is an admirable and original fantasy from a young writer who clearly has a long and successful career ahead of him. Recommended.'SFREVU.COM 'fluid, inviting prose, a cast of intriguing and deftly-drawn characters and a spritely plot that twists and turn engagingly'SFX 'A fast paced tale of adventure and intrigue.'SFSITE 'Wooding takes care to undercut fantasy cliches with skilful chracterisation, an oriental location and complex sexual politics.'THE GUARDIAN'This is how fantasy should be done... A really exceptional read.'SFCROWSNEST 'An intensely imagined world with many original and delightful aspects.'INFINITY PLUS 'His gift for description and breadth of vocabulary must be the env
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Book Description Gollancz Publishing, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0575074426
Book Description Gollancz Publishing, 2003. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110575074426