Lightning in the Blood
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Lightning in the Blood

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At the beginning - no - at the end - she appears, full of fury and bound by chains of prophecy. Once, there was a call - a binding - and so, a woman appeared, present in body but absent in knowledge of her past self. Making the ultimate journey of rediscovery was not without its own pitfalls - or rewards - and now Ree, a roaming Archeron, spirit of legend and time and physically now bound to her current form, has yet to fully uncover her true identity. Ree has spent her last innumerable seasons on the move - orbiting, in some sense, the lands of her only friend in this world, Aadet, who has become intricately involved in the new post-revolution politics of his people. Swinging back from the forests surrounding Solaike, Ree falls in with another wandering band, some Korenat refugees searching for their own protection on a trade route besieged with the fallout of the recent uprising. The Korenat's plight might not have stricken Ree so deeply, but they are accompanied by their own Archeron, who seems to know much more about Ree's own origins than she ever dared to hope. Lushly woven against a foreign, and yet familiar, fantastical setting, this is the second epic adventure in Marie Brennan's novella series with Tor.com. Only such an acclaimed and beloved fantasist could so deftly handle the intricacies of self and society, the struggle between reclaiming one's own fate and suffering the ravages that time brings to every life.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 129 x 201 x 7mm | 134g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0765392011
  • 9780765392015
  • 1,402,990

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"Ree's hunger for self-realization adds depth to the rich worldbuilding and exciting action sequences." --Publishers WeeklyPRAISE FOR COLD-FORGED FLAME"If you're looking for smart, exciting stories of fantastical adventure, look no further: Marie Brennan will deliver." -- Kate Elliot, author of Black Wolves"Brennan delights readers with this exciting, fast-paced start to a fantasy novella series." --Publishers Weekly"An intriguing mix of folklore and fantasy." --Library Journal -Ree's hunger for self-realization adds depth to the rich worldbuilding and exciting action sequences.- --Publishers WeeklyPRAISE FOR COLD-FORGED FLAME-If you're looking for smart, exciting stories of fantastical adventure, look no further: Marie Brennan will deliver.- -- Kate Elliot, author of Black Wolves-Brennan delights readers with this exciting, fast-paced start to a fantasy novella series.- --Publishers Weekly-An intriguing mix of folklore and fantasy.- --Library Journal PRAISE FOR COLD-FORGED FLAME"If you're looking for smart, exciting stories of fantastical adventure, look no further: Marie Brennan will deliver." -- Kate Elliot, author of Black Wolves"Brennan delights readers with this exciting, fast-paced start to a fantasy novella series." --Publishers Weekly"An intriguing mix of folklore and fantasy." --Library Journalshow more

About Marie Brennan

MARIE BRENNAN is an anthropologist and folklorist who shamelessly pillages her academic fields for material. She is the author of the Books of the Varekai, a novella series from Tor.com beginning with Cold-Forged Flame, and several acclaimed fantasy novels including A Natural History of Dragons; The Onyx Court Series: Midnight Never Come, In Ashes Lie, A Star Shall Fall, and With Fate Conspire; Warrior; and Witch. Her short stories have appeared in more than a dozen print and online publications.show more

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