Voyage of the Shadowmoon
Now McMullen delivers Voyage of the Shadowmoon, a fantasy epic of daunting skill and scope. The Shadowmoon is a small, unobtrusive wooden schooner whose passengers and crew are much more than they seem: Ferran, the Shadowmoon's lusty captain who dreams of power; Roval, the warrior-sorcerer; Velander and Terikel, priestesses of a nearly extinct sect; and the chivalrous vampire Laron, who has been trapped in a fourteen-year-old body for seven hundred years.
They sail the coast, gathering useful information, passing as simple traders. But when they witness the awful power of Silverdeath, an uncontrollable doomsday weapon of awesome destructiveness, they realize they must act. But every single king, emperor, and despot covets Silverdeath's power. It will take all of their wits and more than a little luck if they hope to prevent one of these power-hungry fools from destroying the world. Their only advantage? The Shadowmoon.
While it seems to be little more that a small trading vessel--too small for battle, too fat for speed--it is actually one of the most sophisticated vessels in the world, one that allows them to travel to places where no others would dare. They can only hope it will be enough to save them all before Silverdeath rains destruction across their entire world.
- Paperback | 565 pages
- 139.7 x 210.82 x 38.1mm | 771.1g
- 01 Sep 2010
- St. Martins Press-3pl
- New York
- Illustrations, black and white
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I don't know how many years of practice Sean McMullen has had, but he writes like his own expert. . . . A great machine in concept, and a great book in the reading. Highly recommended. San Diego Union-Tribune on Souls in the Great Machine
The tale features labyrinthine politics, a large cast of engaging characters, and many well-depicted scenes of aerial warfare. The author's inventive use of several oddball technologies is particularly noteworthy, and veteran SF readers may well be reminded of the best work of L. Sprague de Camp. Publishers Weekly on The Miocene Arrow
McMullen displays considerable cleverness. He's quite convincing, as he indeed is in most other aspects of this very satisfying saga of empire and technology. You'll enjoy it. Analog on The Miocene Arrow
About Sean McMullen
He has bachelor's and master's degrees from Melbourne University, and post-graduate diplomas in computer science, information science and business management. He is currently doing a PhD in Medieval Fantasy Literature at Melbourne University, where he is also the deputy instructor at the campus karate club, and a member of the fencing club. Before he began writing, Sean spent several years in student reviews and theatre, and was lead singer in three rock and folk bands. After singing in several early music groups and choirs, he spent two years in the Victorian State Opera before he began writing.
He lives in Melbourne with his wife Trish and daughter Catherine.