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The desert and the blade, S. M. Stirling

Label
The desert and the blade
Title
The desert and the blade
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S. M. Stirling
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Language
eng
Summary
In his Novels of the Change, New York Times bestselling author S.M. Stirling presents "a devastated, mystical world that will appeal to fans of traditional fantasy as well as post-apocalyptic SF."* Continuing their quest that began in The Golden Princess, two future rulers of a world without technology risk their lives seeking a fabled blade... Reiko, Empress of Japan, has allied herself with Princess Órlaith, heir to the High Kingdom of Montival, to find the Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi, the Grass-Cutting Sword, a legendary treasure of an ancient dynasty that confers valor and victory to its bearer. Órlaith understands all too well the power it signifies. Her own inherited blade, the Sword of the Lady, was both a burden and a danger to her father, Rudi Mackenzie, as it failed to save the king from being assassinated. But the fabled sword lies deep with the Valley of Death, and the search will be far from easy. And war is building, in Montival and far beyond. As Órlaith and Reiko encounter danger and wonder, Órlaith's mother, Queen Matildha, believes her daughter's alliance and quest has endangered the entire realm. There are factions both within and without Montival whose loyalty died with the king, and whispers of treachery and war grow ever louder. And the Malevolence that underlies the enemy will bend all its forces to destroy them
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Summary
Continuing their quest that began in The Golden Princess, two future rulers of a world without technology are risking their lives seeking a fabled blade. Reiko, Empress of Japan, has allied herself with Princess Órlaith, heir to the High Kingdom of Montival, to find the Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi, the Grass-Cutting Sword, a legendary treasure of an ancient dynasty that confers valor and victory to its bearer. But the fabled sword lies deep within the Valley of Death, and the search will be far from easy.
Theme
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10438516
Cataloging source
DLC
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Stirling, S. M
Dewey number
C813.6
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maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Rudi's children
Series volume
0002
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  • Regression (Civilization)
  • Quests (Expeditions)
  • Princesses
  • Swords
Target audience
adult
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a novel of the Change
Label
The desert and the blade, S. M. Stirling
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Publication
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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  • text
  • cartographic image
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  • txt
  • cri
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  • rdacontent.
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Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 612 pages
Isbn
9780451417350
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
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(Sirsi) i9780451417350
Label
The desert and the blade, S. M. Stirling
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 612 pages
Isbn
9780451417350
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780451417350

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