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The "magic" that once was America died horribly along with most of the Earth's inhabitants when an asteroid crashed into the planet sometime during the twenty-first century. Hundreds of years have passed, and all that remains of the time before are fragmented memories distorted by superstition — as a tragically reduced populace suffers greatly under the tyranny of a repressive ruling order. But destiny has chosen Dismé Latimer to lead a wasted world out of the darkness ... with a book. Written by a courageous scientist ancestor, it is a sacred, unsettling tome rife with disturbing ideas and revelations ... and an impossible hope that compels a gentle, troubled young woman to abandon her abusive home in search of truth and her true self. But common "wisdom" and lore warn of grave dangers out in the world. Evil is there, a malevolence beyond imagining. And in the depths of the Earth, a gargantuan beast asleep for centuries has begun to stir ...

About the Author

Sheri S. Tepper is the author of several resoundingly acclaimed novels, including The Margarets, The Companions, The Visitor, The Fresco, Singer from the Sea, Six Moon Dance, The Family Tree, Gibbon's Decline and Fall, Shadow's End, A Plague of Angels, Sideshow, and Beauty, which was voted Best Fantasy Novel of the Year by readers of Locusmagazine. Tepper lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780380821006
Author:
Tepper, Sheri S
Publisher:
Voyager
Author:
Tepper, Sheri S.
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Dystopias
Subject:
Science / General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
MassMktPB
Publication Date:
20030429
Binding:
Book
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
6.76x4.18x1.13 in. .53 lbs.

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