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by Kage Baker
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YouKneeK
YouKneeK rated it 5 years ago
This book was a prequel to the first book in the trilogy, The Anvil of the World. Whenever I hear that a series has a prequel, my first question is always: Should I read the prequel first or should I read the books in the order they were published? In this case, I don’t think it matters too much, ...
altheaann
altheaann rated it 9 years ago
I thought this was a sequel to 'Anvil of the World', but it's actually a prequel, telling the story of the parents of 'Anvil''s protagonist.My first thought, starting the book, was that it was much too earnest. The tale of an innocent agrarian society living in Edenic peace until attacked by violent...
cindywho
cindywho rated it 10 years ago
Kage Baker loved her heroes and she wrote a great story for Gard. It's a solid fantasy with slow and interesting world building, from the hidden valley of the Yendri to the ice mountain of the mages to wherever his journey takes him. He is mirrored by heroine that is designed to be good enough for...
wealhtheow
wealhtheow rated it 12 years ago
The prequel (though best if read after) to the excellent [book: The Anvil of the World]. Gard is a foundling raised by the remnants of a pacifistic enslaved race. When the race's Messiah comes to save them, Gard rejects his pacifism and is exiled. Dread mages trapped under a mountain for generati...
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