Shadowheart

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Penguin, Nov 30, 2010 - Fiction - 880 pages
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"When it comes to inventing new worlds, he's as skilled as J.R.R. Tolkien and Frank Herbert." -Christopher Paolini, bestselling author of Eragon.

Southmarch Castle is about to be caught between two implacable enemies, the ancient, immortal Qar and the insane god-king, the Autarch of Xis. Meanwhile, its two young defenders, Princess Briony and Prince Barrick, are both trapped far away from home and fighting for their lives.

And now, something is awakening underneath Southmarch Castle, something powerful and terrible that the world has not seen for thousands of years. Can Barrick and Briony, along with a tiny handful of allies, ordinary and extraordinary, find a way to save their world and prevent the rise of a terrible new age-an age of unending darkness?

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Contents

Better Than Expected
PART THREE THE
A Little Man of Stone
Slipping on Blood
The Gate to Funderling Town
A Coin to Pay the Passage
Spearpoint
Coming Home

And All His Little Fishes
The Thing with Claws
Fools Lose the Game
Two Prisoners
Willow
A Glimpse of the
The Queen of the
PART TWO THE TORTOISE
Heresies
A Cage for a King
Defending the Mystery
Exiles and Firstborn
Mummery
Words from the Burned Land
Call of the Cuttlehorn
Damnation Gate
A Storm of Wings
Disobedient Soldiers
Tooth and Bone
By the Light of Burning Ships
Full of the Stuff
His DearieDove
When the Knife Falls
The Blood of a
A Visitor to Deaths Estate
The Very Old Thing
Fiery Laughter
Snakes and Spiders
The Pale Blade
Fever
The Screaming Stars
PART FOUR THE PINE TREE
Only in Dreams
The Guttering Candle
Death of the Eddons
By the Dark River
Two Boats
Cuckoo in the Nest
A Shared Admiration
The Crooked Piece
Shadowplayers
Evergreen

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Tad Williams has held more jobs than any sane person should admit to—singing in a band, selling shoes, managing a financial institution, throwing newspapers, and designing military manuals, to name just a few. He also hosted a syndicated radio show for ten years, worked in theater and television production, taught both grade-school and college classes, and worked in multimedia for a major computer firm. He is cofounder of an interactive television company, and is currently writing comic books and film and television scripts as well. Tad and his family live in London and the San Francisco Bay Area. You can find Tad Williams at tadwilliams.com. 

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