Shadowmarch: Shadowmarch: Volume I

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Penguin, Sep 5, 2006 - Fiction - 816 pages
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For generations the misty Shadowline has marked the boundary between the lands of men and the lost northern lands that are the lair of their inhuman enemies, the ageless Qar. but now that boundary line is moving outward, threatening to engulf the northernmost land in which humans still live--the kingdom of Southmarch.

For centuries, the Eddon family has ruled in ancient, forbidding Southmarch Castle, guarding the border against the Qar's return, but now this powerful royal line has been dealt a devestating blow. The monarch, King Olin, is being held captive in a distant land, and it falls to his inexperienced heirs to lead their people in a time of growing danger and dread.

It is on the two youngest Eddons that the heaviest burdens fall. The twins Barrick and Briony, who in such evil times have only each other, may lose even that bond as darkness closes over them. As the Qar's power reaches out across their land, will Southmarch Castle, the only home they've ever known, become in fact what it has long been called--Shadowmarch?

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User Review  - infjsarah - LibraryThing

I read Book 1 and 2 of this series back when they first came out but then the long wait till the next publication meant I sort of forgot about it (even though I really like Tad Williams as an author ... Read full review

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User Review  - james.d.gifford - LibraryThing

I "read" this as an audio book and enjoyed both the book and the performer. It's calling on some of the weirdness of Hope Mirrlees' Lud-in-the-Mist in combination with the hulking castle of Mervyn ... Read full review


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A Stone in the
Proper Blue Quartz
A Surprising Proposal
Songs of the Moon and Stars
Blood Ties
Sisters of the Hive
A Royal Appointment
The Summer Tower
Leopards and Gazelles
Mirrors Missing and Found
The Considerations of Queens
Evening Star

The Hiding Place
A Gleam of Pale Wings
Halls of Fire
Bride of the
Sleeping in Stone
Vansens Charge
The Seclusion
The Grand and Worthy Nose
Black Flowers
One Guest Less
The GodKing
Lost in the Moons Land
The Potboys Dolphin
The Shining
A Night Visitor
In This Circle of the World
The Pale Things
In a Marrinswalk Field
The Silken Cord
At the Giants Feet
The Dark City
Zorias Flight
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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 

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