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Penguin Putnam
The first novel in national bestselling author Carol Berg's Rai Kirah saga follows one man's journey from slave to savior...

Seyonne was not always a slave. Once his people were the guardians of magic such as the land had never seen, protectors and defenders. But the Derzhi came, and enslaved them. Now, years of degradation and misery have blurred Seyonne’s memory, and sapped his strength. To his people, he is already dead. And to him, death is all that is left—until he finds hope in a most unlikely place…
Sold once again, Seyonne is bought by Aleksander, the heir to the Derzhi Empire. His new master is cold, and heedlessly cruel. But within Aleksander, the seeds of greatness wait. All it would take is guidance from one such as Seyonne once was…
But time is short, for demons have also noticed Aleksander—and what they cannot control they will destroy.

“A wonderful debut novel…hooks the reader with vividly drawn characters and draws us into an exotic, dangerous, and beautifully crafted world. Her heroes come alive on the page, with genuine emotions and concerns.”—Lynn Flewelling, author of Traitor’s Moon
“Vivid characters and intricate magic combined with a fascinating world—luscious work!”—Melanie Rawn, author of The Diviner’s Key

Baker & Taylor
A coming-of-age fantasy story takes readers into an exotic world of demons, slaves, and a boy-prince on the verge of claiming his destiny. Original.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : New American Library
Copyright Date: ©2000
ISBN: 9781101498460
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Nov 21, 2016

Dam! I devoured that book hence sleepless night. I fell in love with all the characters and the edge of your seat. So beware if you pick up a Carol Berg you will spend the rest of the night not sleeping and instead of calling work to tell them that you cannot go to work you'll have to do a: "OOMPG! I have a stunfe nose and I il lige aMac Truck rolled omver me".

MichelleShim May 23, 2011

Another fantastic fantasy world and characters created by Carol Berg!

Apr 20, 2011

You can tell this is a first book, a bit draggy in places but the author has some really original ideas and has created a very interesting world. Definitely worth a read.


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