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Keeper of Tales Trilogy #01: The Mapmaker's War

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From the critically acclaimed author of andlt;Iandgt;The Mercy of Thin Airandlt;/Iandgt; comes the profound story of a strong, resilient woman who risks everything to be true to herself, and#8220;an otherworldly tale that charts the all-too-human territory between heartbreak and hopeand#8221; (Deborah Harkness, andlt;Iandgt;New York Timesandlt;/Iandgt; bestselling author of andlt;Iandgt;A Discovery of Witchesandlt;/Iandgt; andandlt;Iandgt; Shadow of Nightandlt;/Iandgt;).andlt;brandgt;andlt;brandgt;In an ancient time, in a faraway land, a young woman named Aoife is allowed a rare apprenticeship to become her kingdomand#8217;s mapmaker, tasked with charting the entire domain. Traveling beyond its borders, she finds a secretive people who claim to protect a mythic treasure, one connected to the creation of the world. When Aoife reports their existence to her kingdom, the community is targeted as a threat.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Attempting to warn them of imminent danger, Aoife is exiled for treason and finds refuge among the secretive people, who show her great kindness. But amidst her new way of life, Aoife feels enormous grief for the home and children she left behind. She cannot bear the warrior scars of the man she comes to love. And when she gives birth to their gifted daughter, Aoife cannot avoid what the child forces her to confront about her past and its truth. On this most important of journeys, there is no map to guide her. In this taleand#8212;her autobiographyand#8212;Aoife reveals her pain and joy, and ultimately her transformation.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;The Mapmakerand#8217;s War andlt;/Iandgt;is a mesmerizing, utterly original adventure about love and loss and the redemptive power of the human spirit. Watch for its epic sequel, Book Two of the trilogy, andlt;Iandgt;The Chronicle of Secret Rivenandlt;/Iandgt;, in May 2014.

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In an ancient time, in a faraway land, a young woman named Aoife is allowed a rare apprenticeship to become her kingdomand#8217;s mapmaker, tasked with charting the entire domain. Traveling beyond its borders, she finds a secretive people who live in peace, among great wealth. They claim to protect a mythic treasure, one connected to the creation of the world. When Aoife reports their existence to her kingdom, the community is targeted as a threat. Aoife is exiled for treason and finds refuge among the very people who had been declared her enemy. With them, she begins a new life surrounded by kindness, equality, and cooperation. But within herself, Aoife has no peace. She cannot share the grief she feels for the home and children she left behind, nor can she bear the warrior scars of the man she comes to love. And when she gives birth to their gifted daughter, Aoife cannot avoid what the child forces her to confront about her past and its truth. On this most important of journeys, there is no map to guide her.

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Ronlyn Domingueandlt;/Bandgt;'s critically acclaimed debut novel andlt;Iandgt;The Mercy of Thin Airandlt;/Iandgt; was published in ten languages. Her work has appeared in andlt;Iandgt;The Beautiful Anthologyandlt;/Iandgt; (TNB Books), andlt;Iandgt;New England Reviewandlt;/Iandgt;, andlt;Iandgt;The Independentandlt;/Iandgt; (UK), andlt;Iandgt;Shambhala Sunandlt;/Iandgt;, and onandlt;Iandgt; The Nervous Breakdownandlt;/Iandgt;. She lives in Louisiana with her partner, Todd Bourque, and their cats. Connect with her on RonlynDomingue.com, Facebook, and Twitter.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781451688894
Author:
Domingue, Ronlyn
Publisher:
Washington Square Press
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
The Keeper of Tales Trilogy
Publication Date:
20140331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
18 bandamp;w line art throughout
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
209.55 x 134.937 mm

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"Synopsis" by , In an ancient time, in a faraway land, a young woman named Aoife is allowed a rare apprenticeship to become her kingdomand#8217;s mapmaker, tasked with charting the entire domain. Traveling beyond its borders, she finds a secretive people who live in peace, among great wealth. They claim to protect a mythic treasure, one connected to the creation of the world. When Aoife reports their existence to her kingdom, the community is targeted as a threat. Aoife is exiled for treason and finds refuge among the very people who had been declared her enemy. With them, she begins a new life surrounded by kindness, equality, and cooperation. But within herself, Aoife has no peace. She cannot share the grief she feels for the home and children she left behind, nor can she bear the warrior scars of the man she comes to love. And when she gives birth to their gifted daughter, Aoife cannot avoid what the child forces her to confront about her past and its truth. On this most important of journeys, there is no map to guide her.
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