The Choir Boats: Volume One of Longing for Yount

Paperback | August 15, 2009

byDaniel A. RabuzziIllustratorDeborah A. Mills

not yet rated|write a review
London, 1812 | Yount, Year of the Owl What would you give to make good on the sins of your past? For merchant Barnabas McDoon, the answer is: everything. When emissaries from a world called Yount offer Barnabas a chance to redeem himself, he accepts their price to voyage to Yount with the key that only he can use to unlock the door to their prison. But bleak forces seek to stop him: Yount's jailer, a oncehuman wizard who craves his own salvation, kidnaps Barnabas's nephew. A fallen angel, a monstrous owl with eyes of fire, will unleash Hell if Yount is freed. And, meanwhile, Barnabas's niece, Sally, and a mysterious pauper named Maggie seek with dreamsongs to wake the sleeping goddess who may be the only hope for Yount and Earth alike.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$18.95

In stock online
Ships free on orders over $25
HURRY, ONLY 2 LEFT!

From the Publisher

London, 1812 | Yount, Year of the Owl What would you give to make good on the sins of your past? For merchant Barnabas McDoon, the answer is: everything. When emissaries from a world called Yount offer Barnabas a chance to redeem himself, he accepts their price to voyage to Yount with the key that only he can use to unlock the do...

Daniel A. Rabuzzi studied folklore and mythology in college and graduate school, and keeps one foot firmly in the Other Realm. His fiction and poetry have appeared in SYBIL'S GARAGE, SHIMMER, CHIZINE, LADY CHURCHILL'S ROSEBUD WRISTLET, ABYSS & APEX, GOBLIN FRUIT, MANNEQUIN ENVY, and SCHEHEREZADE'S BEQUEST. He has also had twenty schola...

other books by Daniel A. Rabuzzi

Format:PaperbackDimensions:408 pages, 7.91 × 5.5 × 1.07 inPublished:August 15, 2009Publisher:ChiZineLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0980941075

ISBN - 13:9780980941074

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 13

Look for similar items by category:

Reviews

Extra Content

Editorial Reviews

Praise for The Choir Boats:Longing for Yount, Vol. 1:"According to our reviewer,this is 2009’s most underrated young-adult fantasy. Eccentric, intelligent,funny, and magical – a total winner."—The Ranting Dragon"The Choir Boats is Gulliver's Travels crossed with TheGolden Compass and a dollop of Pride and Prejudice . . . The tale isan instant classic of fantasy."—John Ottinger, Grasping for the Wind"(A) fantastic and deeply entertaining debut novel . . . Part steampunkadventure, part classic fantasy, The Choir Boats might be earmarked foryoung adults, but anyone to whom this sounds like a rich ride will be surprisedand delighted."—Lincoln Cho, January MagazineJanuary Magazine's Best Books of 2009 ListLiviu's Top Ten in 2009Remarkable Small Press Reads (Fantasy Book Critic)A 2009 Top Pick by Faren Miller(Locus Magazine)