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Other titles in the Longing for Yount series:

The Choir Boats (Longing for Yount, Volume 1)

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Publisher Comments:

London, 1812
Yount, Year of the Owl

What would you give to make good on the sins of your past? For merchant Barnabas McDoon, the answer is: everything.

When emissaries from a world called Yount offer Barnabas a chance to redeem himself, he accepts their price — to voyage to Yount with the key that only he can use to unlock the door to their prison.

But bleak forces seek to stop him: Yount's jailer, a once-human wizard who craves his own salvation, kidnaps Barnabas's nephew. A fallen angel — a monstrous owl with eyes of fire — will unleash Hell if Yount is freed. And, meanwhile, Barnabas's niece, Sally, and a mysterious pauper named Maggie seek with dream-songs to wake the sleeping goddess who may be the only hope for Yount and Earth alike.

Review:

"(A)n auspicious debut . . . a muscular, Napoleonic-era fantasy that, like Phillip Pullman's Dark Materials series, will appeal to both adult and young adult readers. There's a Dickensian vibrancy . . . to Rabuzzi's book; it's filled with outsized characters, colorful slang, outrageous coincidences, buried secrets, stunning revelations, and star-crossed lovers." Paul Witcover, Realms of Fantasy Magazine

Review:

". . . a deliciously convoluted tale. . . .The Choir Boats is a strong opening to what could be a remarkable project. Since it came from a small press without a great deal of fanfare, I particularly urge you to check it out." Faren Miller, Locus Magazine

Review:

"[A] fun fantasy that blends many elements into a read that is endlessly entertaining." Midwest Book Review

Review:

"(P)romises to be the start of a vibrant fantasy series." K. A. Severson, SFReader.com

Synopsis:

What would you give to make good on the sins of your past? For merchant Barnabas McDoon, the answer is: everything. When emissaries from a world called Yount offer Barnabas a chance to redeem himself, he accepts their price.

About the Author

Daniel majored in the study of folklore and fairytales as an undergradate at Harvard, with a minor in comparative lit and history. An executive at a global non-profit in education by day, Daniel explores a world called Yount by night and on weekends. He is currently working on The Indigo Pheasant: Volume Two of Longing for Yount. He is married to the woodcarver and artist Deborah Mills, who also illustrated his book. They live in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780980941074
Author:
Rabuzzi, Daniel A.
Publisher:
Chizine Publications
Illustrator:
Mills, Deborah A.
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Copyright:
Series:
Longing for Yount
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
406
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
13-17

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Product details 406 pages Chizine Publications - English 9780980941074 Reviews:
"Review" by , "(A)n auspicious debut . . . a muscular, Napoleonic-era fantasy that, like Phillip Pullman's Dark Materials series, will appeal to both adult and young adult readers. There's a Dickensian vibrancy . . . to Rabuzzi's book; it's filled with outsized characters, colorful slang, outrageous coincidences, buried secrets, stunning revelations, and star-crossed lovers."
"Review" by , ". . . a deliciously convoluted tale. . . .The Choir Boats is a strong opening to what could be a remarkable project. Since it came from a small press without a great deal of fanfare, I particularly urge you to check it out."
"Review" by , "[A] fun fantasy that blends many elements into a read that is endlessly entertaining."
"Review" by , "(P)romises to be the start of a vibrant fantasy series."
"Synopsis" by , What would you give to make good on the sins of your past? For merchant Barnabas McDoon, the answer is: everything. When emissaries from a world called Yount offer Barnabas a chance to redeem himself, he accepts their price.
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