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MacAvoy, R. A.

Overview
Works: 40 works in 167 publications in 9 languages and 5,413 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Fantasy fiction  Science fiction  Young adult works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3563.A2546, 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 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nazhuret begins life as a student at an elite military academy -- but he is no ordinary student, for though he must have had noble sponsorship to get into the school, he has no known parentage, and his profound ugliness makes him a butt of the other boys' worst behavior. But he survives, even finding a friend or two along the way, until at last he is forced by age to leave the school and strike out on his own. Almost at once he "happens" to find an enemy who becomes his teacher and then, at last, a kind of father to him;but all this is prelude to his emergence into the real world, where he finds himself called upon to act in the affairs of humble countrymen -- and of kings
The Third Eagle : lessons along a minor string by R. A MacAvoy( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and French and held by 564 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 )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een geleerde in handwapens krijgt opdracht te bemiddelen bij de Sanaur van Rezhemia om een oorlog te voorkomen
Tea with the black dragon by R. A MacAvoy( Book )

20 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 335 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 )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 295 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 268 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 253 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 )

9 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 233 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 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 )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A contemporary couple journeys back in time to ancient Ireland in this delightful fantasy by the author of Tea with the Black Dragon. John Thornburn is an artist, mild-mannered and nonviolent. To make ends meet, he teaches some courses in Celtic design. And although his background is half Micmac Indian, he lives in Ireland for two reasons: his far more confrontational and warrior-like girlfriend, Derval O'Keane, and his fascination with the beautiful illuminated manuscript known as the Book of Kells. But he's about to take a journey to a far more distant place, one that he could not have imagined. Along with Derval, John will find himself in an ancient Celtic realm, where a Viking attack begs to be avenged and a fantastic--and sometimes terrifying--adventure awaits ... From a master of magical fantasy, the author of the Damiano Trilogy and a winner of the John W. Campbell Award, this is a tale of warriors, love, danger, and Irish history that will cast a spell on anyone who dreams of discovering treasures in long-lost worlds
Raphael by R. A MacAvoy( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and German and held by 206 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 )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The grey horse by R. A MacAvoy( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 183 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 )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 156 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 36 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 33 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
Damiano's Lute by R. A MacAvoy( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 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 Archnagel 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 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
King of the Dead by R. A MacAvoy( )

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

Book two of the award-winning Lens of the World trilogy, this volume finds the dwarf-like Nazhuret as 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
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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Damiano
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

ר. א. מקאבוי

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