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Flesh and Spirit - Carol Berg
Flesh and Spirit
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The rebellious son of a long line of pureblood cartographers and diviners, Valen has spent most of his life trying to escape what society -- and his family -- have ordained for him. His own mother has predicted that he will meet his doom in water, blood, and ice. Her divination seems fulfilled... show more
The rebellious son of a long line of pureblood cartographers and diviners, Valen has spent most of his life trying to escape what society -- and his family -- have ordained for him. His own mother has predicted that he will meet his doom in water, blood, and ice. Her divination seems fulfilled when a comrade abandons Valen in a rainy wilderness half-dead, addicted to an enchantment that converts pain to pleasure, and possessing only a stolen book of maps. Offered sanctuary in a nearby monastery, Valen discovers that his book -- rumored to lead men into the realm of angels -- gains him entry into a world of secret societies, doomsayers, monks, princes, and madmen, all seeking to unlock the mystery of a coming dark age. To his dismay, Valen must face what he fled so long ago, for the key to Navronne's doom is buried in half-forgotten myth and the secrets of his own past...
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780451460882 (045146088X)
Publisher: Roc Trade
Pages no: 408
Edition language: English
Series: Lighthouse (#1)
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YouKneeK
YouKneeK rated it
4.5 Review: Flesh and Spirit (Lighthouse Book 1 of 2)
I thought the first half of this book was four-star material. I was interested in it, I liked the characters, and I found myself thinking about the story when I wasn’t reading it and speculating what might happen next. Somewhere around the halfway point, fortunately during the weekend, this turned...
hearth/myth: Rursday Reads
hearth/myth: Rursday Reads rated it
4.5 Flesh and Spirit (Lighthouse 1) - Carol Berg
Flesh and Spirit is the first book of a duology that concludes with Breath and Bone.The main character is Valen, a man running from his destiny. He is a pureblood, which means he has magical ability, and he is also the youngest son of a family of famous mapmakers. But he was unable to learn to read,...
traciloudin
traciloudin rated it
0.0 Flesh and Spirit
This book is mostly boring, and when it's interesting, it's often grotesque. I'm not a big fan of stories where the main character is a druggie anyway, even though this is an interesting addiction, to be sure.
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
3.0
More 2.5 stars for me.Berg can write. Her prose is rich. Her world building is great. She gives the right amount of detail. She starts the story in a good place.Sadly, I had trouble keeping people straight. I kept forgetting who was who, and Valen's style of telling the story can at times dista...
Autumn Adventures
Autumn Adventures rated it
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