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The Northern Girl

Lynn, Elizabeth A.

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ISBN 10: 0425093085 / ISBN 13: 9780425093085
Published by Berkley Pub Group (Mm)
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1986. Reissue. Mass Market Paperback. Good clean copy with some minor shelf wear. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # KLJ0010178

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Title: The Northern Girl

Publisher: Berkley Pub Group (Mm)

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Very Good

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This novel of a young servant girl who finds the warrior within herself--and radically alters the peaceful-but-oppressive world in which she lives--is the final volume in Elizabeth Lynn's World Fantasy Award-winning trilogy.

"A marvelous blend of fantasy and realism." --Marion Zimmer Bradley

"Astonishing." --Theodore Sturgeon

"A fine ear for the right word and a fine eye for action." --Vonda McIntyre

"Unusual, powerful and beautiful." --John Varley

"A book of depth and vigor and surprises." --Robert Silverberg

"Her women have dignity and strength." --Marge Piercy

"An adventure story for humanists and feminists." --Joanna Russ


The final book in the Chronicles of Tornor (after World Fantasy Award- winning Watchtower and The Dancers of Arun) takes readers back to Arun, where decades of peace and a ban on edged weapons in the great city of Kendra-on-the-Delta have seen the famed cheari warriors fade into legend. For 17-year-old Sorren, bondservant to city councilor Arré Med, the wanderlust of youth is fed by the need to learn whether the strange tower she sees in her dreams is a real place. When Sorren learns of her namesake, the Lady of Tornor Tower of northern legends, Sorren determines to go north and find Tornor when her bond expires in a year. Sorren is surrounded by others who hunger for new challenges, from her lover's adolescent son, Ricard, to the unhappy drunkard Kadra-no-Ilezia, who longs to sail away and chart new lands. Likewise Arré's younger brother, Isak, long relegated to the background while his sister handled the Med's civic and business responsibilities, is determined to carve out a role in the city's power structure--even at the cost of breaking ancient law. While his scheme forms the core of the plot, at the real heart of this book is the simple idea that peace alone is not enough for happiness. Sorren charts her course into the future along with the rest of Arun, searching for the wonder that makes life worth living. This is a thoughtful fantasy novel which effectively mixes intrigue and adventure with dreams, thwarted hopes, and renewed possibilities. --Charlene Brusso

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