The White Mists of Power

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Wmg Publishing, 2014 - 268 pages
An innocent excited boy, a prince and heir, takes his first journey to the city. The streets teem with merchants in velvet robes, magicians, half-mad preachers, with life and color, poverty and noise. He doesn't want to miss any of it. But this marks the last journey in his life as a prince. Soon he will be abandoned and declared dead. Soon he will be utterly alone, faced only with survival and what will become the driving force of his life: the quest to recover his stolen inheritance, his usurped throne, his home. A story of cities and palaces, of power-hungry lords and ladies scheming inside a magically threatened land. The intricate and compelling debut novel of an author who has gone on to have a seismic impact on the science fiction and fantasy field. "A traditional high fantasy novel...Rusch has added elements that make it original and unique. The story is strong, the magic subtle and mysterious." -Locus "A prince reclaiming his lost kingdom is...a compelling story. Rusch provides some unusual twists. Every bit as good as her fine short fiction." -Science Fiction Chronicle "A thrilling read." -Bookwatch "Moves at a whirlwind pace through political intrigue...A remarkable amount of plot as well as beguiling characters." -Publisher's Weekly

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I love fantasy but I loathe derivative fantasy that reads like a reworking of Lord of the Rings. Thankfully this book is nothing like a reworking of Lord of the Rings. This is a fresh and original ... Read full review

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Magic, intrigue, and a young man's search for his destiny mark the fantasy debut by the editor of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Read full review

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About the author (2014)

USA Today bestselling author Kristine Kathryn Rusch writes in almost every genre. Generally, she uses her real name (Rusch) for most of her writing. Under that name, she publishes bestselling science fiction and fantasy, award-winning mysteries, acclaimed mainstream fiction, controversial nonfiction, and the occasional romance. Her novels have made bestseller lists around the world and her short fiction has appeared in eighteen best of the year collections. She has won more than twenty-five awards for her fiction, including the Hugo, Le Prix Imaginales, the Asimov's Readers Choice award, and the Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Readers Choice Award. Publications from The Chicago Tribune to Booklist have included her Kris Nelscott mystery novels in their top-ten-best mystery novels of the year. The Nelscott books have received nominations for almost every award in the mystery field, including the best novel Edgar Award, and the Shamus Award. She writes goofy romance novels as award-winner Kristine Grayson, romantic suspense as Kristine Dexter, and futuristic sf as Kris DeLake. Her popular weekly blog on the changes in publishing has become an industry must-read. She also edits. Beginning with work at the innovative publishing company, Pulphouse, followed by her award-winning tenure at The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, she took fifteen years off before returning to editing with the original anthology series Fiction River, published by WMG Publishing. She acts as series editor with her husband, writer Dean Wesley Smith, and edits at least two anthologies in the series per year on her own. To keep up with everything she does, go to To track her many pen names and series, see their individual websites (,,,, She lives and occasionally sleeps in Oregon.

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