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SHADOWMANCER (Signed U.S. edition) + WORMWOOD (U.S. ARC)

Taylor, G. P.

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ISBN 10: 0399242562 / ISBN 13: 9780399242564
Edité par NY: Putnam, 2004
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
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First U.S. edition, FIRST PRINTING thus, hardcover with the "red/orange" dustjacket variant, unread in FINE/FINE condition (no marks, etc; dustjacket comes in a protective mylar cover); SIGNED by G.P. TAYLOR on the title page (simply signed, not inscribed to anyone). Also included is a GLOSSY PHOTO of the author at the signing event. In addition, you will also receive an ADVANCE READING COPY of the U.S. edition of "Wormwood", the follow-up to "Shadowmancer". This ARC is not signed, and is in FINE condition. N° de réf. du libraire 845

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Titre : SHADOWMANCER (Signed U.S. edition) + ...

Éditeur : NY: Putnam

Date d'édition : 2004

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :New

Etat de la jaquette : New

Signé : Signed by Author(s)

Edition : 1st Edition

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#1 New York Times Bestseller!

Review:

An apocalyptic battle between good and evil is vigorously, violently fought in British author G.P. Taylor's suspenseful, action-packed fantasy. The story, set in the 1700s on the Yorkshire coastline, revolves around Vicar Obadiah Demurral, a corrupt-but-inept, dead-conjuring "shadowmancer" who desires to control the universe by overthrowing God, or Riathamus. When two hard-luck near-orphans, (13-year-old Thomas Barrick, a bitter enemy of Demurral, and his troubled friend Kate Coglund) band together with a young African stranger named Raphah, they spend the rest of the book trying to stop the wicked Vicar as if their very souls are at stake...they are. Along the way, the three youths meet an enormous cast of friends and foes, some agents of Riathamus, others of Satan (Pyratheon), and some godless (but not for long) smugglers like Jacob Crane.

Readers who love fanciful storybook characters will find mermaidlike Seloth, smelly hobs, leg-dragging servants, goodhearted whores, and benevolent boggles. Age-old superstitions abound, though old magic and witchcraft are clearly denounced here as the work of the devil. Indeed, the author, an English vicar himself, tells a very Christian story and his often deliciously dramatic adventure lapses into stiffly presented glowing-halo Touched by an Angel moments(readers will be lured into the Enchanted Forest, but tricked into Sunday school). Nonetheless, Shadowmancer, the first of a series, is a pageturner bursting with magic and myth, and will appeal to fantasy lovers who don't mind the Bible mixed in with their boggles. (Ages 11 and older) --Karin Snelson

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