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Melanie Rawn returns to her rich high fantasy world in Thornlost, the sequel to Touchstone and Elsewhens.

Cayden is part Elf, part Fae, part human Wizard--and all rebel. His aristocratic mother would have him follow his father to the Royal Court, to make a high-society living off the scraps of kings. But Cade lives and breathes for the theater, and he's good, very good. He's a tregetour--a wizard who is both playwright and magicwielder. It is Cade's power that creates the magic, but a tregetour is useless without a glisker--an elf who can spin out the magic onto the stage, to enchant the audience. And Cade's glisker, Mieka, is something special too. So is their fettler, Rafe, who controls the magic and keeps them and the audience safe. And their masker, Jeska, who speaks all the lines, is every young girl's dream.

They are reaching for the highest reaches of society and power, but not the way Cade's mother thinks they should. They'll change their world, or die trying.

The Glass Thorns Series
#1 Touchstone
#2 Elsewhens
#3 Thornlost
#4 Window Wall
#5 Playing to the Gods (forthcoming)
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Product details

  • Paperback | 518 pages
  • 101.6 x 167.64 x 30.48mm | 249.47g
  • Tor Books
  • New York
  • English
  • 0765367203
  • 9780765367204
  • 1,087,820

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"Rawn's elegantly written saga about an artist's compulsion to create is a superb homage to the world of the theater and sets a new benchmark for excellence in high fantasy."--"Library Journal," starred review on "Elsewhens""A lived-in world where the scars from magical wars still linger and pure blood is a thing of the distant past.... will appeal to fantasy fans and theater lovers alike."--"Publishers Weekly" on "Touchstone""With a fully realized world and magical system, as well as a character-driven plot, this will appeal to fans of traditional fantasies like [Sanderson's] "Warbreaker" or [O'Sullivan's] Riyria series."--"Booklist" on "Touchstone"
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About Melanie Rawn

MELANIE RAWN is the author of the bestselling Dragon Prince trilogy and the Dragon Star trilogy. Her most recent fantasy novels are Touchstone, Elsewhens, and Thornlost. She graduated from Scripps College and has worked as a teacher and editor. Rawn lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.
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218 ratings
3.94 out of 5 stars
5 29% (64)
4 43% (93)
3 22% (49)
2 4% (9)
1 1% (3)
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