Transformation by Carol BergTransformation by Carol Berg


byCarol Berg

Mass Market Paperback | August 1, 2000

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The first novel in national bestselling author Carol Berg's Rai Kirah saga follows one man's journey from slave to savior...

Seyonne was not always a slave. Once his people were the guardians of magic such as the land had never seen, protectors and defenders. But the Derzhi came, and enslaved them. Now, years of degradation and misery have blurred Seyonne’s memory, and sapped his strength. To his people, he is already dead. And to him, death is all that is left—until he finds hope in a most unlikely place…
Sold once again, Seyonne is bought by Aleksander, the heir to the Derzhi Empire. His new master is cold, and heedlessly cruel. But within Aleksander, the seeds of greatness wait. All it would take is guidance from one such as Seyonne once was…
But time is short, for demons have also noticed Aleksander—and what they cannot control they will destroy.

“A wonderful debut novel…hooks the reader with vividly drawn characters and draws us into an exotic, dangerous, and beautifully crafted world. Her heroes come alive on the page, with genuine emotions and concerns.”—Lynn Flewelling, author of Traitor’s Moon
“Vivid characters and intricate magic combined with a fascinating world—luscious work!”—Melanie Rawn, author of The Diviner’s Key
Carol Berg is the national bestselling author of multiple fantasy novels, including Dust and Light, Breath and Bone, Flesh and Spirit, The Daemon Prism, The Soul Mirror, and The Spirit Lens. She is a former software engineer. She lives in Colorado with her family.
Title:TransformationFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 6.7 × 4.2 × 1.1 inPublished:August 1, 2000Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0451457951

ISBN - 13:9780451457950

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this book! This was one of the first books by Carol Berg I ever read and it changed my opinion of great fantasy fiction. This book is so interesting and unique. It doesn't follow the recipe for your average fantasy story. This book is amazing.
Date published: 2018-02-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Highly enjoyable (The Chapters/Indigo website has been deleting my ratings so: I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars/leaves.) I really loved this one. It grips you from the beginning and doesn't let go. Both Seyonne's and Aleksander's intertwined transformations and redemptions are the focus and the heart of the story and both were extremely well done. You know a book is good when characters in a fictional universe become this real to you and make you root for them 'til the end. All in all, top notch world-building and characterization. I can't wait to see what happens next. Highly recommended. Similar recommended titles (given here because of the weird problems I've been having with the Chapters/Indigo website and which they STILL haven't fixed): -A woman worth ten coppers, by Morgan Howell -Santa Olivia, by Jacqueline Carey -Inda, by Sherwood Smith -Lord of the Fading Lands (and the sequel, Lady of Light and Shadows), by CL Wilson
Date published: 2011-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely amazinig read I read this series back many years ago and was in luck at local store and managed to stumble upon it once again. Its an amazing short trilogy dealing with the main characters trials and tribulations as his life is beset by one hardship after another. You follow along his choices and subsequent consequences. A really amazing read and the final book raises some pretty interesting questions and some introspection as well.
Date published: 2008-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantasy at its best. It's hard to believe this was Carol Berg's first novel. As much as you want to hate the selfish Prince Aleksander, you find yourself liking the irascrable young man, much as his slave, Sayonne, does. A skillful mix of serious subject matter and humour makes this a great read.
Date published: 2006-07-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow Seyonne is one of my all time favorite characters. Carol Berg is and amazing writer. She makes it so that you live the book whilst reading it. Amazing!
Date published: 2006-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Fave Book of the Year 2000 This is my first attempt at reading a fantasy novel and I loved it. A true coming of age story, I won't give away too much of the doesn't take much to 'spoil' the storylines. I will say that it is the story of a slave and his master. It is beautifully written, and I really felt I knew the characters. To me, that is what a good story is all about. If I read a better book this year I will be surprized.
Date published: 2000-10-11