The Resource The red prince, A.J. Smith

The red prince, A.J. Smith

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The red prince
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The red prince
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A.J. Smith
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eng
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Between the desert plains of Karesia and the icy wastes of Ranen, there once lay the kingdom of Ro. Its men and women worshipped the One and he was much pleased with them. His armies were strong. His lands were fertile. And his people prospered and grew ... complacent. Their enemies saw they were unwatchful. And the armies of the south fell upon the land like rain. Such a fate it was that befell Haran. Now the Red Prince can only brood upon the downfall of his people, cut off from his own city by the army of the Seven Sisters. Until the arrival of the one man who can wield the sisters' power against them
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  • Having once defied his brother, the king, to marry a commoner, disgraced “Red Prince” Alexander Tiris again finds himself in opposition to his brother. The king is enchanted by one of the Seven Sisters and waging wars on her behalf. Xander’s duchy has been invaded, and he must fight to take back his home. Hope comes in the form of Rham Jas Ramin, an assassin who is on a personal mission to kill all the sisters. Many miles away, Utha the Ghost, his squire Randall, and Ruth the Gorlan Mother work on a separate plan to defeat the sisters. Book three of the Long War series adds more characters to a large cast and, in true dark-fantasy style, subtracts a few. Readers new to the series should start at the beginning, for Smith’s world is complicated and richly detailed. Even series readers will find themselves consulting the character lists, map, and bestiary to orientate themselves to this world again. Another exciting entry in an excellent fantasy series. -- Pearson, Lynnanne (Reviewed 3/1/2017) (Booklist, vol 113, number 13, p48)
  • Alliances are made and broken as the Long War among the gods, played out through their human counterparts, continues in this grueling third book (after The Dark Blood) of Smith’s increasingly epic series. Cities have fallen. The Seven Sisters, enchantresses in service to the Dead God, are working to cement their deity’s hold in this world, preaching a gospel of debauchery to lure the masses. Opposing them are a wide variety of people, including the assassin known as Rham Jas Rami; the Red Prince, Alexander Tiris; and Halla, an axe maiden. Their equally diverse motivations include noble duty, a mission to rescue a child, and personal religious devotion. The multi­perspective structure of the novel allows for an almost omnipresent view of a cosmic chessboard in a tale that incorporates high fantasy, military exploits, and touches of an almost Lovecraftian mythos. Keeping up with the expansive cast of characters and places tends to pull the reader out of the narrative, and the flow from one battle directly into another leaves one wishing for a bit more substance than a steady diet of loss, death, and religious posturing. Agent: Diane Banks, Diane Banks Associates. (Apr.) --Staff (Reviewed 02/20/2017) (Publishers Weekly, vol 264, issue 08, p)
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10560525
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Smith, A. J
Dewey number
823.92
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maps
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no index present
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fiction
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True
Series statement
Chronicles of the long war
Series volume
3
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  • Imaginary wars and battles
  • Imaginary wars and battles
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adult
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The red prince, A.J. Smith
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text
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rdacontent
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1794128
Dimensions
20 cm.
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517 pages
Isbn
9781784080884
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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  • (Sirsi) i9781784080884
  • (OCoLC)921048718
Label
The red prince, A.J. Smith
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
Control code
1794128
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
517 pages
Isbn
9781784080884
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781784080884
  • (OCoLC)921048718

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