The Resource The world raven, A.J. Smith

The world raven, A.J. Smith

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The world raven
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The world raven
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A.J. Smith
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eng
Summary
The dead god is waking. His power-mad priestess has deployed a mass of men and beasts onto the plains of Ro Weir. Faced with this black swarm, the last remnants of a nation crumbles and falls. This is the final battle for the mortal lands of Ro. Far to the north, the ice men of Rowanoco muster their Exemplars against the witch's assassins. In the blistering southern deserts, a squire with no master walks unscathed through a poisoned city. And, in the halls beyond the world, a thrice-born man dares to tread the path of Giants
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  • The Long War series reaches its epic conclusion in this fourth and final book. Saara, the Mistress of Pain, is certain victory and the resurrection of her Dead God is close at hand. The opponents of Saara, while outnumbered and weary, fight for the old gods and their own survival. Brytag, the World Raven, has remained strong, while the other old gods have slowly lost power. In a last-ditch effort to turn the tide of the Long War, he gathers the shades of the other gods and diffuses his power among them. But is it too late to stop the total takeover of the Dead God and his horrible creation, the Twisted Trees? Bloody battle scenes and page-turning action have been a hallmark of this series all along, and Smith does not disappoint in the final installment. While the character list is vast, each has a part to play in the final battle for Ro and for Ranen. Fans of the series will not be disappointed and will hope the author decides to revisit his richly detailed world in a future series. -- Pearson, Lynnanne (Reviewed 3/1/2017) (Booklist, vol 113, number 13, p48)
  • The agents of Shub-Nillurath continue to pave the way for the Dead God’s return in Smith’s final novel in the Long War epic fantasy saga (The Red Prince). All across the land, the Seven Sisters—of which only two are left: Saara, the Mistress of Pain, and Isabel, the Seductress—have enthralled or ensorcelled the populace in the name of returning Shub-Nillurath to dominance over the other gods. The few who oppose the Sisters—exemplars of the old Gods, enraged warriors, and those who follow the Red Prince, Alexander Tiris—gather to fight back against what appear to be overwhelming odds. They are not alone, however. They are guided by Brytag (also known as the World Raven), shades of the dead, and what’s left of the declining power of their gods. Humans join forces with all manner of magical and non-magical allies to save their world from the tyranny of the Twisted Tree’s dominion and the Lovecraftian horrors directed by Saara. Told from a wide variety of perspectives, the greater story arc plays out among more personal stories of loss, friendship, and vengeance. Graphic, sweeping battles are interspersed with smaller-scale interpersonal interactions as readers are drawn to an inevitable, though perhaps not final, conclusion. Agent: Diane Banks Associates. (Apr.) --Staff (Reviewed 03/20/2017) (Publishers Weekly, vol 264, issue 12, p)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10563069
Cataloging source
KAH
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Smith, A. J.
Dewey number
F SMITH
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
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novels
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True
Series statement
Chronicles of the long war
Series volume
0004
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Imaginary places
  • Imaginary wars and battles
  • Magic
  • Imaginary places
  • Imaginary wars and battles
  • Magic
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The world raven, A.J. Smith
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volume
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rdacarrier
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  • text
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  • cri
  • txt
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  • rdacontent
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1794753
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
477 pages
Isbn
9781784080907
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations, maps
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  • (Sirsi) i9781784080907
  • (OCoLC)959239935
Label
The world raven, A.J. Smith
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1794753
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
477 pages
Isbn
9781784080907
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781784080907
  • (OCoLC)959239935

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