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ISBN13: 9780812566536
ISBN10: 081256653x
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Earth * Air * Water * Fire

These elements have sustained the peaceful people of Shaftal for generations, with their subtle powers of healing, truth, joy, and intuition.

But now, Shaftal is dying.

The earth witch who ruled Shaftal is dead, leaving no heir. Shaftal's ruling house has been scattered by the invading Sainnites. The Shaftali have mobilized a guerrilla army against these marauders, but every year the cost of resistance grows, leaving Shaftal's fate in the hands of three people: Emil, scholar and reluctant warrior; Zanja, the sole survivor of a slaughtered tribe; and Karis the metalsmith, a half-blood giant whose earth powers can heal, but only when she can muster the strength to hold off her addiction to a deadly drug.

Separately, all they can do is watch as Shaftal falls from prosperity into lawlessness and famine. But if they can find a way to work together, they just may change the course of history.

Synopsis:

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\"A deftly painted story of both cultures and magics in conflict.\"--Robin Hobb

\"Marks is an absolute master of fantasy in this book.\"--Booklist (starred review)

\"A work that is filled with an intelligence that zings off the page.\"--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Synopsis:

"This beautifully written novel avoids the holes in logic typical in most stories of this nature and includes enough blood and adventure to satisfy the most quest-driven readers."--"Publishers Weekly," starred review.

About the Author

Laurie J. Marks is a third-generation Californian who came to Massachusetts to go to graduate school and never left. She earned a BA from Brown University and an MA from Northeastern University. Before settling down to teach composition, creative writing, and science fiction at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, she worked with an anti-poverty program in Mexico, was a crisis counselor in domestic violence and rape intervention, and administered and designed programs for a county-wide literacy agency. She serves on the steering committee of Broad Universe, and is a member of SFFWA and the National Council of Teachers of English. She lives in Melrose, Massachusetts.

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Ada, January 2, 2011 (view all comments by Ada)
I got this book for my birthday, upon request, after happening upon the author's website one night when I couldn't sleep. I read the sample chapters of each of the three books out so far in the series, and Marks's story about her decision to break away from standard fantasy tropes to a more nuanced view, a story arc that examines peacemaking rather than defeating the bad guy.

My decision to vote for this book for the Puddlies is informed by my understanding of the series and by my interest in peacemaking, as well as the fact that I enjoyed it enough to ask for Book 2 (Earth Logic) for Christmas. I rated it four out of five because of a sense that the author is still feeling her way to her new subject matter in Fire Logic. I got book 2 and expect it to be a strong contender for my vote for the 2012 Puddlies.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780812566536
Publisher:
Tor Fantasy
Location:
New York
Author:
Marks, Laurie J.
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Edition Number:
1st mass market ed.
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series Volume:
No. 1
Publication Date:
20040301
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
6.72x4.22x1.01 in. .41 lbs.

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Product details 384 pages Tor Books - English 9780812566536 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , '
\"A deftly painted story of both cultures and magics in conflict.\"--Robin Hobb

\"Marks is an absolute master of fantasy in this book.\"--Booklist (starred review)

\"A work that is filled with an intelligence that zings off the page.\"--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

'

"Synopsis" by , "This beautifully written novel avoids the holes in logic typical in most stories of this nature and includes enough blood and adventure to satisfy the most quest-driven readers."--"Publishers Weekly," starred review.
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