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Glass Thorns #3: Thornlostby Melanie Rawn
Synopses & Reviews
Melanie Rawn returns to her rich high fantasy world in Thornlost, the sequel to Touchstone and Elsewhens.
Cayden is part Elf, 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 good. Hes a tregetour—a wizard who is both playwright and magicwielder. It is Cades power that creates the magic, but a tregetour is useless without a glisker—an elf who can spin out the magic onto the stage, to enchant the audience. And Cades glisker, Mieka, is something special too. So is their fettler, Rafe, who controls the magic and keeps them and the audience safe. And their masker, Jeska, who speaks all the lines, is every young girls dream.
They are reaching for the highest reaches of society and power, but not the way Cades mother thinks they should. Theyll change their world, or die trying.
"Rawn follows Touchstone and Elsewhens with an immersive, satisfying, and creative third tale of magical Renaissance theater. Cayden Silversun is the tregetour (wizard playwright) of the controversial and creative Touchstone theater company. For better and worse, the company has attracted the attention of powerful nobles, as well as rival troupes. Plots and schemes abound, from an archduke and an unpleasant theater troupe using magic to spread intolerance to a foreign princess trying to advance the rights of women, but in a smart move, Rawn makes the most important conflict of the story far more simple and personal: Cade is desperate to save his best friend, Mieka, the troupe's illusionist, from a prophesied future of total self-destruction. Rawn's characters are so intimately involved with their world that their new innovations in illusion seem as natural and exciting as the intrigues they're swept up in. Despite looming issues of class differences, bigotry, and addiction, at heart, the Touchstone players just want to stay together and make great art. Agent: Russ Galen, Scovil Galen Ghosh. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
About the Author
MELANIE RAWN is the author of the bestselling Dragon Prince trilogy and the Dragon Star trilogy. Her most recent fantasy novels are Touchstone, Elsewhens, and Thornlost. She graduated from Scripps College and has worked as a teacher and editor. Rawn lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.
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