Shaman's Crossing: The Soldier Son Trilogy by Robin Hobb

Shaman's Crossing: The Soldier Son Trilogy

byRobin Hobb

Kobo ebook | October 13, 2009

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Nevare Burvelle is the second son of a second son, destined from birth to carry a sword. The wealthy young noble will follow his father—newly made a lord by the King of Gernia—into the cavalry, training in the military arts at the elite King's Cavella Academy in the capital city of Old Thares. Bright and well-educated, an excellent horseman with an advantageous engagement, Nevare's future appears golden.

But as his Academy instruction progresses, Nevare begins to realize that the road before him is far from straight. The old aristocracy looks down on him as the son of a "new noble" and, unprepared for the political and social maneuvering of the deeply competitive school and city, the young man finds himself entangled in a web of injustice, discrimination, and foul play. In addition, he is disquieted by his unconventional girl-cousin Epiny—who challenges his heretofore unwavering world view—and by the bizarre dreams that haunt his nights.

For twenty years the King's cavalry has pushed across the grasslands, subduing and settling its nomads and claiming the territory in Gernia's name. Now they have driven as far as the Barrier Mountains, home to the Speck people, a quiet, forest-dwelling folk who retain the last vestiges of magic in a world that is rapidly becoming modernized. From childhood Nevare has been taught that the Specks are a primitive people to be pitied for their backward ways—and feared for their indigenous diseases, including the deadly Speck plague, which has ravaged the frontier towns and military outposts.

The Dark Evening brings the carnival to Old Thares, and with it an unknown magic, and the first Specks Nevare has ever seen . . .

Title:Shaman's Crossing: The Soldier Son TrilogyFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 13, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061793353

ISBN - 13:9780061793356

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Rated 1 out of 5 by from Starts off okay... But protagonist gets too depressing
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 2 out of 5 by from great diary poor story It was like reading someone's diary. It was well written but made for a very boring story. I kept reading until the end thinking it would get better but it never did.
Date published: 2015-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great find Such a good book. I can't wait to get the next in series.
Date published: 2013-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book This is a great book. I really enjoyed reading it athough some parts of it where a bit confusing. As you read you start to care for the character. I loved that it was long becuase to many books these days are to short. This story was very origonal and i loved it. If you love fantasy or fiction books this is a book you should read.
Date published: 2008-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning! This book is fantastic. Any fan of her earlier work will not be displeased with this one. Robin Hobb is an amazing writer and while I had hoped(and still hope) that she would continue with the Liveship Traders story, The Soldier Son trilogy opened up an intense and equally pleasing environment. I stayed up all night to read this one and I cannot wait to read the next part of the series. Read and enjoy.
Date published: 2006-09-12