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The desert and the blade : a novel of the Change / S.M. Stirling.

Stirling, S. M. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 7 of 7 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 7 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Greensburg-Decatur County Public Library - Greensburg SF STIRLING v.2 (Text) 32826014007017 Science Fiction/Fantasy Available -
Hagerstown Jefferson Township Public Library - Hagerstown FICTION STIR (Text) 39213000752992 Adult Fiction Available -
Jefferson County Public Library - Madison SF (Text) 39391006661175 Science Fiction Available -
Lebanon Public Library - Lebanon SF STI (Text) 34330512895120 Adult - Science Fiction/Fantasy Available -
Limberlost Public Library SCFIC STI Emberv #2 (Text) 37516002013676 Adult Science Fiction Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library FIC Stirling (Text) 31208911594960 fiction Available -
Schricker Main Library SF STI (Text) 30032010664446 SCIENCE FICTION Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780451417350 :
  • ISBN: 0451417356 :
  • Physical Description: viii, 612 pages : illustration ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Roc, [2015]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "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. *Publishers Weekly (starred review)"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Regression (Civilization) > Fiction.
Quests (Expeditions) > Fiction.
Princesses > Fiction.
Swords > Fiction.
FICTION / Science Fiction / Adventure.
FICTION / Science Fiction / General.
Genre: Science fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Alternative histories (Fiction).

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