The Ruins of Ambrai, Volume 1

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DAW Books, 1995 - Fiction - 848 pages
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The isolated world of Lenfell seemed the perfect refuge for the Mageborn--a people persecuted for their magic powers. But the greater the magic, the greater the peril--and Lenfell was soon devastated by a war between rival Mage factions. Now, long after the war, three Mageborn sisters will find themselves on opposing sides in this world-shattering conflict.

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User Review  - wealhtheowwylfing - LibraryThing

When a couple chooses opposite sides in a coup, their three children are torn apart and raised separately. All are female; all are mageborn. The eldest pursues power at any cost; the middle child ... Read full review

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User Review  - jessicariddoch - LibraryThing

A good fantacy novel with all the correct ingreedients. the strangeness was added to with the concept that this was a truly matriarchal society where men were not allowed to own propert in thier own ... Read full review

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Science fiction and fantasy novelist Melanie Rawn was born in 1954. She received a B.A. in history from Scripps College. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a teacher and an editor. She is the author of the Dragon Prince trilogy, the Dragon Star trilogy, the Exiles trilogy and other novels and short stories.

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