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Cayden Silversun is part Elven, 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, very good. With his company, he'll enter the highest reaches of society and power, as an honored artist--or die trying. Cade combines the talents of Merlin, Shakespeare, and John Lennon: a wholly charming character in a remarkably original fantasy world created by a mistress of the art.
Although "Touchstone "can stand alone, it is the first book of a brilliant, utterly engaging new fantasy series from the author of the bestselling Dragon Prince series.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 363 pages
  • 162.56 x 238.76 x 33.02mm | 521.63g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0765323621
  • 9780765323620
  • 1,011,284

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"Impressive... Melanie Rawn is good!"
--Anne McCaffrey, bestselling author of "The Dragonriders of Pern
"I am mad (petulant, in fact!) that I can't immediately read book number two in the "Exiles" trilogy.... Melanie Rawn has established beyond doubt that she is a great writer of fantasy and "The Ruins of Ambrai" will join the Dragon series in my library of favorites for years to come."
"--Realms of Fantasy" on "The Ruins of Ambrai

""Rawn's talent for lush descriptions and complex characterizations provides a broad range of drama, intrigue, romance, and adventure. Her depiction of Lenfell's unique matriarchal society adds further texture to this densely woven fantasy tapestry." --"Library Journal" on "The Ruins of Ambrai

""Romance, intrigue, magic, and myth mingle freely in this first of a series that should appeal to readers of fantasy and epic romance." --"Library Journal" on "The Dragon Prince"
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About Melanie Rawn

MELANIE RAWN is the three-time Locus Award-nominated author of the bestselling Dragon Prince trilogy and of the Dragon Star trilogy. She graduated from Scripps College with a BA in history and has worked as a teacher and editor. Rawn lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.
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779 ratings
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4 33% (260)
3 31% (238)
2 13% (104)
1 7% (53)
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