WorldCat Identities

MacAvoy, R. A.

Overview
Works: 37 works in 155 publications in 8 languages and 5,447 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Fantasy fiction  Young adult works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR9199.3.M284, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by R. A MacAvoy
Lens of the world by R. A MacAvoy( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nazhuret is a dwarfish outcast and the offspring of unknown parents. By the hands of Powl, mentor, madman, and lens grinder, Nazhuret is put to extreme mental and physical tests and is blessed with knowledge. Determined to emerge beyond his tiny physical status, Nazhuret embarks upon a journey to his destiny through war, darkness, and death
The Third Eagle : lessons along a minor string by R. A MacAvoy( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and French and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Original and provocative science fiction from an author famed for her fantasy writings. Subtitle: Lessons Along a Minor String. When the warrior Wanbli came of age, he cast his lot among the stars and left the world where he'd been born. Left it, he thought, forever. His odyssey led him to one ship, then another, and to another still. It brought him face to face with the far-flung members of the universe's Seven Sentient peoples. And, finally, it brought him to the colony ship Commitment. There, Wanbli learned the true purpose of his life--a mission so vital that it required risking the lives of everyone on the ship and the future of his home world. His mission meant returning to that world?but only if he could survive the deadly machinations of those who sought to stop him
King of the dead by R. A MacAvoy( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book Two of the award-winning LENS OF THE WORLD trilogy, this volume finds the dwarf-like Nazhuret a modest and fastidious lens grinder. Although he could have chosen an exalted and wealthy life as a noble member of the court, he wishes to live in humble and undisturbed poverty with his lady Arlin. But the ordinary life that Nazhuret wants is abruptly shattered when a vicious attack by paid assassins forces him to run. With possible enemies on all sides, the only place to go is the neighboring kingdom of Rezhmia, where Nazhuret has an ancient blood-tie. However, he finds that Rezhmia is no safe haven, for dark clouds are gathering there, intent on destruction of the homeland of Nazhuret’s heart. Evil tidings, treacherous family members and powerful sorcery threaten to overtake him, but Nazhuret must survive for the sake of those he loves
Tea with the black dragon by R. A MacAvoy( Book )

20 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of Martha MacNamara--brought west to San Francisco by her daughter's disappearance--and of the man who changed her life: a mysterious Asian gentleman named Mayland Long who risked his ancient magic powers for her in a battle against modern-day computer wizardry
The belly of the wolf by R. A MacAvoy( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Belly of the Wolf concludes in fitting style the saga of Nazhuret: warrior, moral philosopher and scientist, who rose from his humble position us a young orphan, was educated as an apprentice warrior and eventually assumed a position as the trusted right hand to the King of Vestinglon. A now aged Nazhuret is living in exile in Canton, with his daughter Nahveh, when he learns of the death of his friend, King Rudof of Velonya. Alerted to the potential troubles back in
Death and resurrection by R. A MacAvoy( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a near-death experience gives Ewen, a martial artist, the ability to travel between the realms of life and the afterlife, he explores the new realms with Susan, a veterinarian searching for her uncle, and her extraordinary dog, Resurrection
Damiano's lute by R. A MacAvoy( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel is a sequel to Damiano. Set against the turbulent backdrop of the Italian Renaissance, this alternate history takes place in a world where real faith-based magic exists. Our hero is Damiano Dalstrego. He is a wizard's son, an alchemist and the heir to dark magics. Shattered by the demonic fury of his dark powers, Damiano Delstrego has forsaken his magical heritage to live as a mortal man. Accompanied only by the guidance of the Archangel Raphael, the chidings of a brash young rogue, and the memory of a beautiful pagan witch, Damiano journeys across a plague-ridden French countryside
Damiano by R. A MacAvoy( Book )

8 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the turbulent backdrop of the Italian Renaissance, this alternate history takes place in a world where real faith-based magic exists. Our hero is Damiano Dalstrego. He is a wizard's son, an alchemist, and the heir to dark magics. But he is also an innocent, a young scholar and musician befriended by the Archangel Raphael, who instructs him in the lute. To save his beloved city from war, Damiano leaves his cloistered life and sets out on a pilgrimage, seeking the aid of the powerful sorceress Saara as he walks the narrow path between light and shadow, accompanied only by his talking
The book of Kells by R. A MacAvoy( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unusual and original work of fantasy from the acclaimed author of Tea with the Black Dragon. A contemporary man, John Thornburn (a meek, non-violent and unpredictable artist) and woman, Derval (his tough, confrontational, strong and warrior-like lover) time travel to ancient Ireland to avenge a Viking attack. Packed with fascinating details of historical time and place in Irish history and delicately balanced on the border between realism and fantasy, the story centers around one of the most famous and beautiful illuminated manuscripts in history, the legendary but entirely real Book of Kells. Celtic history blends with magical fantasy for a strange and immersive tale of adventure
Raphael by R. A MacAvoy( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and German and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The haunting conclusion of a magnificent fantasy trilogy, which began with Damiano and continued with Damiano's Lute. Set against the turbulent backdrop of the Italian Renaissance, this alternate history takes place in a world where real faith-based magic exists. Weakened by his contact with mortals, the Archangel Raphael falls prey to his brother Lucifer, who strips him of his angelic powers. Sold in the Moorish slave markets, confused and humbled by his sudden humanity, Raphael finds his only solace in the friendship of the dark-skinned Berber woman Djoura and the spiritual guardianship of his former pupil Damiano Delstrego
A trio for lute by R. A MacAvoy( Book )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The grey horse by R. A MacAvoy( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set against the colorful and magical backdrop of Ireland. It chronicles a time when the Irish people suffered under harsh English overlords who sought to destroy their culture and way of life. Into the Irish town of Carraroe, a magnificent, completely grey stallion appears. The horse brings with him the promise of better times and magical happenings, for he is actually the shaped-shifted form of Ruairi MacEibhir, journeyed to such a time of danger in order to win the hand of the woman he loves"--Cover p.4
Twisting the rope : Casadh an t'Súgáin by R. A MacAvoy( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mayland Long is once again thrust into a maelstrom of mysterious happenings. The peaceful relationship that he has established with Martha Macnamara is being threatened. A wild psychic force is loose in the world, while Martha's granddaughter has been kidnapped and one of her Celtic musician friends has been found dead, hanging by a rope of twisted grass. Now the Black Dragon must use his wits to hunt for the killer, even if it brings him to a horrifying realization"--Back cover
In between by R. A MacAvoy( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ewen Young is just another up and coming young artist leaving one of his art shows when he is accosted by three Chinese thugs. After he fends them off, they leave him with a message: tell your uncle Jimmy Young we were here and we could have done much worse to you. The next day Ewen goes to visit his uncle, and finds him lying in a pool of blood amidst the smell of gunpowder. As Ewen rushes to him, the thug emerges from the shadows to shoot Ewen too. Uncle Jimmy has died, but Ewen has just started his journey through the In Between."--Publisher's website
Winter of the wolf by R. A MacAvoy( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Parabel vom Lautenspieler : Fantasy-Roman by R. A MacAvoy( Book )

8 editions published in 1985 in German and Undetermined and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The belly of the wolf by R. A MacAvoy( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nazhuret, the reluctant Philosopher-hero of R.A. MacAvoy's award-winning bestseller, Lens of the World, is embarking on his final adventure. He must unwillingly end a long period of exile and once again take up the sword in defense of freedom. His old friend the King is suddenly and unexpectedly assassinated, leaving the kingdom in chaos. Nazhuret interrupts the peace of his old age to endure the horrors of war and the supernatural realm of the dead. Before his journey comes to an end, he must test his wisdom to its limit in the face of danger and treachery. Accompanied by his beloved daughter Nahvah, as Nazhuret's final debt of honor is paid he faces the darker side of human nature with both of their lives at stake
King of the dead by R. A MacAvoy( Book )

2 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book two of the award-winning Lens of the world trilogy, this volume finds the dwarflike Nazhuret a modest and fastidious lens grinder. Although he could have chosen an exalted and wealthy life as a noble member of the court, he wishes to live in humble and undisturbed poverty with his lady Arlin. But the ordinary life that Nazhuret wants is abruptly shattered when a vicious attack by paid assassins forces him to run. With possible enemies on all sides, the only place to go is the neighboring kingdom of Rezhmia, where Nazhuret has an ancient blood-tie. However, he finds that Rezhmia is no safe haven, for dark clouds are gathering there, intent on destruction and threatening to destroy the homeland of Nazhuret's heart. Evil tidings, treacherous family members and powerful sorcery threaten to overtake him, but Nazhuret must survive for the sake of those he loves
Albatross by R. A MacAvoy( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quantum field theory is the less known brother of Particle Physics. But Dr. Rob MacAulay has followed it instinctively all his life, as he has followed the flight of seabirds over the island on which he was born. As the EU fractures around him, this gentle, tall man, with his glasses and his laser pointer under his old tweed jacket, finds himself under the steamroller of politics, and on the run from the police. He alone has solved the Unity Theory, but how does that matter now, as the police are convinced he is a terrorist? He himself is becoming quite terrified.Thomas Heddiman, technical consultant with the police, finds himself both running with the fox and hunting with the hounds as he pursues the man, wondering just how odd a bird Dr. MacAulay is.Award winning author R. A. MacAvoy (Tea with the Black Dragon, The Grey Horse) joins with artist and storyteller Nancy Palmer to present a tale of the possible future, human anger, and human compassion -- and a man who turns out to be a very odd bird indeed
The Damiano series by R. A MacAvoy( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the turbulent backdrop of the Italian Renaissance, this alternate history takes place in a world where faith-based magic exists In Damiano, our hero is Damiano Dalstrego. He is a wizard's son, an alchemist, and the heir to dark magics. But he is also an innocent, a young scholar and musician befriended by the Archangel Raphael, who instructs him in the lute. To save his beloved city from war, Damiano leaves his cloistered life and sets out on a pilgrimage, seeking the aid of the powerful sorceress Saara as he walks the narrow path between light and shadow, accompanied only by his talking dog. But his road is filled with betrayal, disillusionment, and death, and Damiano is forced to confront his dark heritage, unleashing the hellish force of his awesome powers to protect those he loves. In Damiano's Lute, shattered by the demonic fury of his dark powers, Damiano Delstrego has forsaken his magical heritage to live as a mortal man. Accompanied only by the guidance of the Archangel Raphael, the chidings of a brash young rogue, and the memory of a beautiful pagan witch, Damiano journeys across a plague-ridden French countryside in search of peace. But the Father of Lies reaches out once again to grasp him. And to save himself from the hellish destiny that awaits, Damiano must challenge the greatest forces of darkness, armed only with the power of his love and the music of his lute. In Raphael, weakened by his contact with mortals, the Archangel Raphael falls prey to his brother Lucifer, who strips him of his angelic powers. Sold in the Moorish slave markets, confused and humbled by his sudden humanity, Raphael finds his only solace in the friendship of the dark-skinned Berber woman Djoura and the spiritual guardianship of his former pupil Damiano Delstrego. Accompanied by the rakish Gaspare and an ancient black dragon, Damiano's beloved Saara embarks on a quest to rescue Raphael. Their odyssey leads them to a shattering confrontation with the Father of Lies and a transcendent reckoning with destiny. Blending humor, pathos, adventure, and romance, R.A. MacAvoy's trilogy has evoked admiration and praise from writers and readers. Collected in one volume, this is a magnificent, moving saga you will never forget
 
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Alternative Names
MacAvoy, R. A.

MacAvoy, R. A. 1949-

MacAvoy, Rita A. 1949-

MacAvoy, Roberta Ann

MacAvoy, Roberta Ann 1949-

R. A. MacAvoy Amerikaans romanschrijfster

R・A・マカヴォイ

Roberta Ann MacAvoy US-amerikanische Autorin

マカヴォイ, R. A

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Tea with the black dragonDamiano's luteDamianoRaphaelThe grey horseTwisting the rope : Casadh an t'SúgáinIn betweenThe belly of the wolfKing of the dead