Through the Darkness

Through the Darkness : A Novel of the World War--And Magic

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In Harry Turtledove's third novel in the Darkness series, a young Kaunian girl is forced to remain hidden while her Forthwegian savior braves the rough, Algarvian-controlled streets to earn their keep. The scholars of Kuusamo are no closer to understanding the bloodless magic that may win the war-and time is short. Kuusamo has joined into an unsteady alliance with Lagoas and Unkerlant. No one kingdom trusts another, but they must unite, for it is only together that they can defeat the Algarvian threat.The war is no longer confined to soldiers and sorcerers. Common folk are joining together to fight from underneath their oppressors, whether they be Algarve or Unkerlant. What those farmer soldiers lack in skill, they make up for in dedication. A dedication that will carry them . . . through the darkness.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 127 x 203.2 x 43.18mm | 725.74g
  • New York
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0765334747
  • 9780765334749
  • 1,495,139

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"Turtledove's clever series impresses with its sheer scope and intricacy." --Publishers Weekly

"Turtledove ... produces a complex and richly detailed epic of war and magic that should appeal to fans of alternate history and military fantasy." --Library Journal

"Turtledove's fantastical version of World War II continues to be original and absorbing." --Booklist
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About Harry Turtledove

The author of many science fiction and fantasy novels, including The Guns of the South, the "World War" series, and The Case of the Toxic Spell Dump, Harry Turtledove lives in Los Angeles with his wife, novelist Laura Frankos, and their four daughters.
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801 ratings
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2 6% (49)
1 2% (14)
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