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Shaman's crossing, Robin Hobb

Label
Shaman's crossing
Title
Shaman's crossing
Statement of responsibility
Robin Hobb
Title variation
Shamans crossing
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Serving his king during a time of realm expansion, nobleman's son Nevare Burvelle finds his promising career compromised by unexpected prejudice at the King's Cavalry Academy and the discovery that he is being rendered a pawn by the magical plains folk. By the author of the Farseer and Tawny Man series. Nevare Burvelle is the second son of a second son, destined from birth to carry a sword. The wealthy young noble will follow his father, newly made a lord by the King of Gernia, into the cavalry, training in the military arts at the elite King's Cavella Academy in the capital city of Old Thares. Bright and well-educated, an excellent horseman with an advantageous engagement, Nevare's future appears golden. But as his Academy instruction progresses, Nevare begins to realize that the road before him is far from straight. The old aristocracy looks down on him as the son of a "new noble" and, unprepared for the political and social maneuvering of the deeply competitive school and city, the young man finds himself entangled in a web of injustice, discrimination, and foul play. In addition, he is disquieted by his unconventional girl-cousin Epiny, who challenges his heretofore unwavering world view, and by the bizarre dreams that haunt his nights. For twenty years the King's cavalry has pushed across the grasslands, subduing and settling its nomads and claiming the territory in Gernia's name. Now they have driven as far as the Barrier Mountains, home to the Speck people, a quiet, forest-dwelling folk who retain the last vestiges of magic in a world that is rapidly becoming modernized. From childhood Nevare has been taught that the Specks are a primitive people to be pitied for their backward ways, and feared for their indigenous diseases, including the deadly Speck plague, which has ravaged the frontier towns and military outposts. The Dark Evening brings the carnival to Old Thares, and with it an unknown magic, and the first Specks Nevare has ever seen
Member of
Summary
Serving his king during a time of realm expansion, nobleman's son Nevare Burvelle finds his promising career compromised by prejudice at the King's Cavalry Academy and the discovery that he is being rendered a pawn by the magical plains folk
Storyline
Pace
Tone
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
135654
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hobb, Robin
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Interest level
UG
LC call number
PS3558.O33636
LC item number
S525 2005
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
6.6
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
The soldier son trilogy
Series volume
bk. 1
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nobility
  • Soldiers
  • Shamans
  • Nobility
  • Shamans
  • Soldiers
Target audience
adult
Label
Shaman's crossing, Robin Hobb
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Magic and iron -- Harbinger -- Dewara -- Crossing the bridge -- The return -- Sword and pen -- Journey -- Old thares -- The academy -- Classmates -- Initiation -- Letters from home -- Bessom gord -- Cousin Epiny -- Séance -- A ride in the park -- Tiber -- Accusations -- Intervention -- Crossing -- Carnival -- Disgrace -- Plague -- Vindication
Control code
512749
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
577 pages
Isbn
9780060757625
Lccn
2005044204
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780060757625
  • (OCoLC)59401481
Label
Shaman's crossing, Robin Hobb
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Magic and iron -- Harbinger -- Dewara -- Crossing the bridge -- The return -- Sword and pen -- Journey -- Old thares -- The academy -- Classmates -- Initiation -- Letters from home -- Bessom gord -- Cousin Epiny -- Séance -- A ride in the park -- Tiber -- Accusations -- Intervention -- Crossing -- Carnival -- Disgrace -- Plague -- Vindication
Control code
512749
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
577 pages
Isbn
9780060757625
Lccn
2005044204
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780060757625
  • (OCoLC)59401481

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