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MacAvoy, R. A.

Overview
Works: 44 works in 129 publications in 4 languages and 4,446 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Fantasy fiction  Young adult works 
Classifications: PS3563.A25316, 813.54
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Most widely held works by R. A MacAvoy
Lens of the world by R. A MacAvoy ( Book )
11 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the story of Nazhuret, an outcast, the dwarfish offspring of unknown parents. Yet his story is a great one, filled with surprising rewards and amazing adventures. By the hands of Powl, mentor, madman, and lens grinder, Nazhuret is put to extreme mental and physical test and is blessed with knowledge. He embarks upon a journey to his destiny through war, darkness, and death. He is determined to emerge beyond the tiny status he was given at birth
The Third Eagle : lessons along a minor string by R. A MacAvoy ( Book )
5 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
King of the dead by R. A MacAvoy ( Book )
10 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and held by 496 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 )
14 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 367 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 )
8 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
setting to produce a fantastical work of subtle power. An elegiac conclusion to this extraordinary series, The Belly of the Wolf will join the rest of the Lens of the World to become one of the great works of fantasy to be written in our time
Death and resurrection by R. A MacAvoy ( Book )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 317 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 )
7 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 269 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 Archanagel 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 avert the hellish destiny awaiting him, Damiano must challenge the greatest forces of darkness, armed only with the power of his love and the music of his lute. The final volume of this story is Raphael
Damiano by R. A MacAvoy ( Book )
4 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 249 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 must walk 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. The further volumes of this tale are Damiano's Lute and Raphael
The book of Kells by R. A MacAvoy ( Book )
3 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 246 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 )
8 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and German and held by 220 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. 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
The grey horse by R. A MacAvoy ( Book )
7 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 195 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
A trio for lute by R. A MacAvoy ( Book )
4 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Twisting the rope : Casadh an t'Súgáin by R. A MacAvoy ( Book )
7 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 165 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
Winter of the wolf by R. A MacAvoy ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In between by R. A MacAvoy ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 40 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."-- From publisher's website
The third eagle by R. A MacAvoy ( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 6 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
La lente del mundo by R. A MacAvoy ( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Der schwarze Drache lädt zum Lunch Roman by Roberta A MacAvoy ( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stelldichein beim schwarzen Drachen Roman by Roberta A MacAvoy ( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Koning van de Doden by R. A MacAvoy ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in Dutch and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Een geleerde in handwapens krijgt opdracht te bemiddelen bij de Sanaur van Rezhemia om een oorlog te voorkomen
 
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Alternative Names
MacAvoy, R. A.
MacAvoy, R. A. 1949-
MacAvoy, Rita A. 1949-
MacAvoy, Roberta Ann
MacAvoy, Roberta Ann 1949-
マカヴォイ, R. A
Languages
English (94)
Spanish (3)
German (3)
Dutch (1)
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