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The Resource Crossroads of canopy, Thoraiya Dyer

Crossroads of canopy, Thoraiya Dyer

Label
Crossroads of canopy
Title
Crossroads of canopy
Statement of responsibility
Thoraiya Dyer
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At the highest level of a giant forest, thirteen kingdoms fit seamlessly together to form the great city of Canopy. Thirteen goddesses and gods rule this realm and are continuously reincarnated into human bodies. Canopy's position in the sun, however, is not without its dark side. The nation's opulence comes from the labor of slaves, and below its fruitful boughs are two other realms: Understorey and Floor, whose deprived citizens yearn for Canopy's splendor. Unar, a determined but destitute young woman, escapes her parents' plot to sell her into slavery by being selected to serve in the Garden under the goddess Audblayin, ruler of growth and fertility. As a Gardener, she wishes to become Audblayin's next Bodyguard while also growing sympathetic towards Canopy's slaves. When Audblayin dies, Unar sees her opportunity for glory --- at the risk of descending into the unknown dangers of Understorey to look for a newborn god. In its depths, she discovers new forms of magic, lost family connections, and murmurs of a revolution that could cost Unar her chance...or grant it by destroying the home she loves
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Summary
The realm of Canopy is divided into 13 kingdoms, each ruled by a different god or goddess. The privileged Upper Canopians enjoy sunlight and fresh fruit, while Understorey denizens subsist on grubs. When her destitute parents decide to sell her into slavery, 13-year-old Unar runs away and dedicates herself to the goddess Audblayin. With her affinity for magic, she hopes to serve as the personal bodyguard of Audblayin's next avatar, thus rising above her humble origins. Detailed world-building and a realistically flawed heroine distinguish this debut by an Australian writer, which is the 1st book in a projected series. -- Description by Gillian Speace
Theme
Storyline
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Character
Award
Ditmar Award, 2018.
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10541381
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Dyer, Thoraiya
Dewey number
823/.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Titan's forest trilogy
Series volume
book one
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  • Magic
  • Forests and forestry
  • Social classes
  • Quests (Expeditions)
  • Goddesses
  • Gods
  • FICTION / Fantasy / Epic
  • Forests and forestry
  • Goddesses
  • Gods
  • Magic
  • Quests (Expeditions)
  • Social classes
Target audience
adult
Label
Crossroads of canopy, Thoraiya Dyer
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book"
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn947145941
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
333 pages
Isbn
9780765385925
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)947145941
Label
Crossroads of canopy, Thoraiya Dyer
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book"
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn947145941
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
333 pages
Isbn
9780765385925
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)947145941

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