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Songs of the earth

Author: Elspeth Cooper
Publisher: London : Gollancz, 2011.
Series: The wild hunt trilogy, bk. 1.; The wild hunt trilogy, 1.; Wild hunt trilogy, 1.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Gair is under a death sentence. He can hear music, music with power, and in the Holy City that means only one thing: he's a witch, and he's going to be burnt at the stake. Even if he could escape, the Church Knights and their witchfinder would be hot on his heels while his burgeoning power threatens to tear him apart from within."--Back cover.
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Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elspeth Cooper
ISBN: 9780575096141 0575096144 9780575096158 0575096152 9780575096172 0575096179 9780575096165 0575096160
OCLC Number: 720548324
Description: 1 volume ; 24 cm.
Contents: Novice knight Gair has a gift: he can hear the songs of the earth, and weave that music into magic. But in the Holy City, that makes him a witch, and that means he must be tortured until he gives up the name of his demon master ...except that he has no demon lord; it's just something he can do. After the Questioning comes the court, and Gair himself is as shocked as the knights to find his death-by-fire sentence has been commuted to excommunication, branding and life banishment --
but only if he can make it over the boundary by sundown. Gair may be starved, broken in body and witha festering new brand on the palm of his hand --
but his spirit has not yet given up, and with help from an unlikely source he escapes to the Western Isles, where he hears about the Veil that separate the worlds, and the Guardians who protect it. But this peaceful haven is threatened by Gair's arrival. Those who condemned him set an implacable witchfinder on his trail, for they want him dead. And a renegade Guardian is striving to tear down the Veil, releasing evil, uneathly monsters into the human world. Before his training is complete, Gair must take his place in the frontline against these forces --
and he will pay a terrible price.
Series Title: The wild hunt trilogy, bk. 1.; The wild hunt trilogy, 1.; Wild hunt trilogy, 1.
Responsibility: Elspeth Cooper.

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"Fans of Karen Miller, Emily Gee and Patrick Rothfuss will all welcome Ms. Cooper to their shelves." PORNOKITSCH "Songs of the Earth is a fascinating and thoughtful fantasy debut quite unlike many Read more...

 
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