Nobody's Son

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Ace Books, 1995 - Fiction - 273 pages
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Suddenly Shielder's Mark is living a fairy tale come true.

A commoner's son, he has broken the spell of Red Keep. And now he can collect the reward the king promised -- whatever he names. Smitten, he names the king's daughter.

But that's where the fairy tale ends.

The hero's sword he claimed at Red Keep is taken from him in a humiliating duel. He becomes a subject of scorn in court. And though he is allowed to marry the king's daughter, she may not be such a prize, after all.

Happily ever after is a lot harder than it looks...

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User Review  - wealhtheowwylfing - LibraryThing

Loved the nuanced, interesting characters. Character development=excellent! Loved the magic system. Loved the dialog, which hearkened back to a yeoman-era, but never felt artificial. Will review more fully when/if I have time. Read full review

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User Review  - AltheaAnn - LibraryThing

I got this book because it was listed as a recommendation for people who like retellings of, or new takes on classic fairy tales. I agree with the recommendation, and I liked many things about the ... Read full review


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Sean Stewart is the acclaimed author of Galveston, The Night Watch, Clouds End, the New York Times Notable Book Resurrection Man, the Aurora Award-winner Nobody's Son, and the Aurora and Arthur Ellis Award-winning debut Passion Play. He lives in Davis, California, with his wife and two daughters.

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