The Cup of the World

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Random House Children's Books, Mar 25, 2009 - Young Adult Fiction - 432 pages
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FILLED WITH IMMENSE characters, this thrilling medieval fantasy filled with moral complexity and vision announces the arrival of a special new writing talent.

Phaedra, the beautiful daughter of a baron, has been visited in dreams by an elusive knight for almost as long as she can remember. And when his presence becomes a reality, she is forced to choose him and a new life over her home and her father. But this sets off a chain of events that she could not have foreseen—a battle between good and evil, which is in turn violent and psychologically compelling. This stunning novel grapples with the huge themes of life, and turns the reader’s expectations upside down again and again, with one vertiginious plunge after another.

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Phaedra, only child of the Warden of Trant, refuses all suitors, both for fear of dying in childbirth and for love of a man she has met only in dreams. When the king's son courts her, her dream-lover ... Read full review

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A beautiful book! One of my favorites! Read full review

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IThe Courts of the King
IIThe Prisoner
IIISuitors and Chessmen
IVSteel and Darkness
VThe Priest on the Knoll
VIThe Wardens Answer
VIIThe Windows of Jent
VIIIA Face on the Road
XIVThe Man in the Reeds
XVThe House in the Hills
XVIThe Place of White Stones
XVIIThe Deep of the Cup
XVIIICold Morning
XXPhaedras Price

IXIll News by Water
XIAngels and Shadows
XIIOn the Stair
XXIThe Powers of Iron
XXIIThe Powers of Shadow
XXIIISouth Wind
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About the author (2009)

John Dickinson worked for the Ministry of Defense, but has taken a sabbatical to concentrate on his writing. This is his first novel. He is married with children and lives near Exeter in England.

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