Points of Departure: Liavek Stories by Patricia C. WredePoints of Departure: Liavek Stories by Patricia C. Wrede

Points of Departure: Liavek Stories

byPatricia C. Wrede, Pamela Dean

Paperback | May 12, 2015

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"This deeply enjoyable journey to Liavek will be of interest to longtime fans and newcomers alike."-âPUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Two stalwarts of science fiction combine to pen a dazzling set of stories wild and whimsical, thrilling and powerful.

Liavek is a hot, busy trade city, situated on the southern shore of the Sea of Luck at the mouth of the Cat River. In Liavek, magic is based on one's "birth luck" and the length of time one's mother was in labor. Everyone has luck, but using it is another matter. Luck, or magic, must be invested annually in some object outside oneself; only then can it be used to power spells. And investing one's magic is difficult and dangerous. Prospective magicians who fail find their magic draining away, and with it, their life.

From that mad and wonderful seed, Wrede and Dean create an enthralling set of stories, where a god is trapped in the body of a chipmunk, where a play has the potential to incite a riot and change a nation, and where a family is coming apart at the seams, and going to enormous lengths to stitch itself back together.

All of the stories are tied together by the unforgettable character of Granny, Ka'Riatha-the one the Book of Curses calls the Guardian of the S'Rian Gods. Granny moves through each story, casting spells and bringing her tart brand of wisdom to a world come undone. This spellbinding set is perfect for fans of both titans of the genre, and will bring equal parts thrilled gasps and charmed smiles to readers everywhere.
For more than twenty years, Patricia C. Wrede (b. 1953) has expanded the boundaries of young-adult fantasy writing. Her first novel, Shadow Magic (1982), introduced Lyra, a magical world in which she set four more novels. Her other series include the Enchanted Forest Chronicles; the Cecelia and Kate novels, co-written with Caroline Ste...
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Title:Points of Departure: Liavek StoriesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:364 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.81 inPublished:May 12, 2015Publisher:Diversion BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1626815550

ISBN - 13:9781626815551

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"This deeply enjoyable journey to Liavek will be of interest to longtime fans and newcomers alike."-?PUBLISHERS WEEKLY?