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Cayden Silversun is part Elven, part Fae, part human Wizard — and all rebel. His aristocratic mother would have him follow his father to the Royal Court, to make a high society living off the scraps of kings. But Cade lives and breathes for the theater, and he's good — very, very good. With his company, he'll enter the highest reaches of society and power, as an honored artist — or die trying. Cade combines the talents of Merlin, Shakespeare, and John Lennon: a wholly charming character in a remarkably original fantasy world created by a mistress of the art.

Although Touchstone can stand alone, it is the first book of a brilliant, utterly engaging new fantasy series from the author of the bestselling Dragon Prince series.

Review:

"Rawn takes heroic fantasy to its logical conclusion, creating a lived-in world where the scars from magical wars still linger and pure blood is a thing of the distant past. Cayden Silversun is the playwright and manager of the up-and-coming magical theater group Touchstone, alongside his friends Rafe and Jeska and the startlingly talented Mieka Windthistle. Despite their differences, wild Mieka and sensible Cade become fast friends. Shunned by his family, Cade is driven to prove himself, pushing Touchstone to ever greater heights. But as their fame grows, so do Mieka's drug abuse and self-destructive behavior. Cade, troubled by prophetic visions of Mieka's possible futures, wonders whether he has the right — or the obligation — to interfere with his impetuous friend's choices. This strong, heartfelt, and familiar performer's tale is full of astonishing promise, powerful but co-dependent friendships, insecurity, and addiction, and it will appeal to fantasy fans and theater lovers alike." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Review:

"Impressive... Melanie Rawn is good!" Anne McCaffrey, bestselling author of The Dragonriders of Pern

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"I am mad (petulant, in fact!) that I can't immediately read book number two in the Exiles trilogy....Melanie Rawn has established beyond doubt that she is a great writer of fantasy and The Ruins of Ambrai will join the Dragon series in my library of favorites for years to come." Realms of Fantasy on The Ruins of Ambrai

Review:

"Rawn's talent for lush descriptions and complex characterizations provides a broad range of drama, intrigue, romance, and adventure. Her depiction of Lenfell's unique matriarchal society adds further texture to this densely woven fantasy tapestry." Library Journal The Ruins of Ambrai

Review:

"Romance, intrigue, magic, and myth mingle freely in this first of a series that should appeal to readers of fantasy and epic romance." Library Journal on The Dragon Prince

Synopsis:

Bestseller Melanie Rawn returns to high fantasy with this engaging tale of a magical world where the theater is both art and spell-craft.

Synopsis:

Cayden Silversun is part Elven, part Fae, part human Wizard—and all rebel. His aristocratic mother would have him follow his father to the Royal Court, to make a high society living off the scraps of kings. But Cade lives and breathes for the theater, and hes good—very, very good. With his company, hell enter the highest reaches of society and power, as an honored artist—or die trying. Cade combines the talents of Merlin, Shakespeare, and John Lennon: a wholly charming character in a remarkably original fantasy world created by a mistress of the art.

Although Touchstone can stand alone, it is the first book of a brilliant, utterly engaging new fantasy series from the author of the bestselling Dragon Prince series.

About the Author

MELANIE RAWN is the three-time Locus Award-nominated author of the bestselling Dragon Prince trilogy and of the Dragon Star trilogy. She graduated from Scripps College with a BA in history and has worked as a teacher and editor. Rawn lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780765323620
Author:
Rawn, Melanie
Publisher:
Tor Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Epic
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20121224
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in 1 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Rawn takes heroic fantasy to its logical conclusion, creating a lived-in world where the scars from magical wars still linger and pure blood is a thing of the distant past. Cayden Silversun is the playwright and manager of the up-and-coming magical theater group Touchstone, alongside his friends Rafe and Jeska and the startlingly talented Mieka Windthistle. Despite their differences, wild Mieka and sensible Cade become fast friends. Shunned by his family, Cade is driven to prove himself, pushing Touchstone to ever greater heights. But as their fame grows, so do Mieka's drug abuse and self-destructive behavior. Cade, troubled by prophetic visions of Mieka's possible futures, wonders whether he has the right — or the obligation — to interfere with his impetuous friend's choices. This strong, heartfelt, and familiar performer's tale is full of astonishing promise, powerful but co-dependent friendships, insecurity, and addiction, and it will appeal to fantasy fans and theater lovers alike." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , "Impressive... Melanie Rawn is good!"
"Review" by , "I am mad (petulant, in fact!) that I can't immediately read book number two in the Exiles trilogy....Melanie Rawn has established beyond doubt that she is a great writer of fantasy and The Ruins of Ambrai will join the Dragon series in my library of favorites for years to come."
"Review" by , "Rawn's talent for lush descriptions and complex characterizations provides a broad range of drama, intrigue, romance, and adventure. Her depiction of Lenfell's unique matriarchal society adds further texture to this densely woven fantasy tapestry."
"Review" by , "Romance, intrigue, magic, and myth mingle freely in this first of a series that should appeal to readers of fantasy and epic romance."
"Synopsis" by , Bestseller Melanie Rawn returns to high fantasy with this engaging tale of a magical world where the theater is both art and spell-craft.
"Synopsis" by ,

Cayden Silversun is part Elven, part Fae, part human Wizard—and all rebel. His aristocratic mother would have him follow his father to the Royal Court, to make a high society living off the scraps of kings. But Cade lives and breathes for the theater, and hes good—very, very good. With his company, hell enter the highest reaches of society and power, as an honored artist—or die trying. Cade combines the talents of Merlin, Shakespeare, and John Lennon: a wholly charming character in a remarkably original fantasy world created by a mistress of the art.

Although Touchstone can stand alone, it is the first book of a brilliant, utterly engaging new fantasy series from the author of the bestselling Dragon Prince series.

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