Lillian Stewart Carl Wings of Power

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Wings of Power

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9780595188000: Wings of Power

In a world rooted in Mediterranean and Indian history and mythology, Gard is descended from both gods and demons. When he steps over the line once to often, hes sent into exile. After discovering his magical abilities at a desert monastery, he lands on his feet in the valley of the Mohan, where he inadvertently starts a war. An interesting re-telling of an old legend. The ending is full of twists, unpredictable.Timothy Lane An intense tale leavened by bits of humor. A complex and fascinating plot exploring the resonances between lust and love, interior and exterior beauty, faith and skepticism. The prose is crafted with a jewelers precision and the use of imagery is masterful.Ardath Mayhar.

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An interesting re-telling of an old legend. The ending is full of twists, unpredictable, with a delightfu discussion of death and glory.

An intense tale, a complex and fascinating plot... resonances between adolescent lust and mature love, between interior and exterior beauty, and between faith and skepticism underlie the story with a steely webwork of reality. Carl may well be the finest stylist working in fantasy today.

From the Author:

Wings of Power is the fourth book of a series that was inspired by two sentences in a Smithsonian Magazine: "Which Alexander the Great shall it be? Shall it be the libertine who married three women and slept with at least four mistresses, a eunuch and even--or was this merely legend--an Amazon?"

By this book I've gotten a long way from the original two characters--Gard is their grandchild. About halfway through Wings of Power you'll catch the myth that inspired it--a simple little story about a war between the Greeks and the Trojans....

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