Lord of Snow and Shadows by Sarah Ash

Lord of Snow and Shadows

bySarah Ash

Kobo ebook | July 29, 2003

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Combining the best of fantasy traditions with her own unique vision, Sarah Ash brings to dazzling life a new saga filled with epic adventure and unforgettable characters. Far-reaching in scope and imagination, Lord of Snow and Shadows embarks on a journey like no other--into a shape-shifting world teeming with political intrigue, astonishing magic, and passions both dark and light.

Raised by his protective mother in the sunny clime of the south, Gavril Andar knows nothing of his father--or the ominous legacy that awaits him. But his innocence is about to be shattered. The man who ruled the wintry kingdom of Azhkendir, a man infused with the burning blood of the dragon-warrior known as Drakhaoul, has been murdered by his enemies. It is his fiery, chameleonlike blood that pulses through Gavril’s veins. The news is Gavril’s first taste of death--but it will not be his last. For blood is the liquid that seals his fate.

Expected by clan warriors from the north to avenge his father’s murder--and still his unquiet ghost--Gavril is kidnapped. He soon learns that becoming Drakhaon means not only ascending to the throne of Azhkendir but changing, in subtle ways at first, into a being of extraordinary power and might. A being that must be replenished with the blood of innocentsin order to survive. Ensconced in Kastel Drakhaon with no means of escape from the icebound kingdom, and carefully watched by neighboring rulers waiting to move against him, the untested Gavril must fight to retain his human heart and soul in the face of impending war--and the dark instincts that threaten to overpower him.

Man and beast, spymaster and insurgent, nature and the netherworld--all collide in phenomenal twists and turns. A masterwork of adventure fantasy, Lord of Snow and Shadows will leave you stunned--and longing for more.

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Title:Lord of Snow and ShadowsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 29, 2003Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0553897802

ISBN - 13:9780553897807

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Customer Reviews of Lord of Snow and Shadows


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting.... I love the fact that Sarah Ash uses an entirely different approach to fantasy, by mixing a 1700's feel with that of the occult... (gunpowder and Daemons...)The one thing that I also found interesting was her European interest with words and environment. What I didn't enjoy about this book, was that I couldn't wait till it was done.... that could be a good thing too... : ) (I am currently at the end of the last book, which i think was more enjoyable... the children of the serpent gate)
Date published: 2007-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Intriguing I picked up the Lord of Snow and Shadows after seeing the second book of the trilogy in the new releases section. The author did an outstanding job drawing the reader in to the world of the characters. One of the best things about the first book is that it finished nicely but left you with unanswered questions that you needed to get the next two books. Only wish, some movie producer would look into filming this trilogy.
Date published: 2007-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worlds best book!!! I read the Tears of Artamon trilology, Lord of Snow and Shadows being the first novel, and I think it was my favorite book of the three. The series is without a doubt the best I have ever read! I could not wait to pick up the sequel "Prisoner of the Iron Tower"... You will not be disappointed with this book!
Date published: 2006-06-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An interesting read, definately worth the 11 dolla I sat down with the intent of reading a novel about some pre-pubestecent story about a boy who comes into great power, looses it, and then finds the strength to get it back again, while winning the hearts of everyone involved, being one of the most stereotypical stories ever told. But as I read, I came to a realization that this story was not like that. With an underlyining tone of great evil, it's a thriller. Although not quite. It keeps you on your Toes, and I just adore how Ash writes the chapters through different character perspectives. Her writing is magnificent, and this book is aswell. I find that this was not disappointing, and has left me waiting in great anticipation to read the rest of the series.
Date published: 2006-05-29