A Time of Exile: A Novel of the Westlands

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Here, Lord Rhodry of Aberwyn is half-elfin and so ages very slowly; gradually his people begin to mutter, and his own son Cullyn grows impatient to rule in his own right. So when old flame Jill, former mercenary Silver Dagger, now a master of dweomer (magic), comes calling, Rhodry decides to fake his own death and go west to the elfin land of the Elcyion Lacar in search of his roots. Eventually, the wizard Aderyn, whom Rhodry knew in a previous incarnation, eventually must save Rhodry from the present-day consequences of that past association.

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From a tangled tale of magic, reincarnation, predestination, and vengeance (Daggerspell), Kerr's saga has mutated into fairly straightforward Celtic fantasy (cf. Katherine Kurtz), with the ... Read full review

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The first book in the second Deverry quartet. Disappointing in comparison to the first four books. This book opens a number of years after the events in Daggerspell. Rhodry is getting older, but his ... Read full review

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About the author (1991)

Katharine Kerr was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1944. Her maiden name was Katharine Nancy Brahtin. After dropping out of Stanford University in the mid-1960s, Kerr worked in a number of low-paying jobs, including a stint at the U.S. Post Office. In 1976, a friend gave Kerr her first fantasy role-playing game and she became so intrigued with both gaming and the fantasy field that she began writing articles for gaming magazines. After working as a contributing editor for Dragon Magazine, as well as contributing to gaming modules for both TSR, Inc., and Chaos, Inc., Kerr turned her attention exclusively to fiction writing. Kerr is best known for her historical fantasy Deverry Series novels, published by Bantam and HarperCollins. Titles include Daggerspell, Darkspell, Dawnspell: The Bristling Wood, and Dragonspell: The Southern Sea. Kerr also developed The Westlands Cycle series for HarperCollins. Among the titles of some of those novels are A Time to Exile, A Time of Omens, and Days of Blood and Fire. Some of Kerr's other science fiction novels include Polar City Blues, Palace, and Freeze Frames and she has also edited three short-story anthologies.

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