Everran's Bane

Everran s Bane What does the dragon know The kingdom of Everran is dying razed by a dragon that came out of nowhere to burn its oil groves and devastate its vineyards and kill its folk Everran was safe prosperous

  • Title: Everran's Bane
  • Author: Sylvia Kelso
  • ISBN: 9781594143533
  • Page: 256
  • Format: Hardcover
  • What does the dragon know The kingdom of Everran is dying, razed by a dragon that came out of nowhere to burn its oil groves and devastate its vineyards and kill its folk Everran was safe, prosperous, and contented, with peaceful lords, a strong king, and beautiful queen What has it ever done to earn a curse But legend says a dragon s coming always has a cause If no eWhat does the dragon know The kingdom of Everran is dying, razed by a dragon that came out of nowhere to burn its oil groves and devastate its vineyards and kill its folk Everran was safe, prosperous, and contented, with peaceful lords, a strong king, and beautiful queen What has it ever done to earn a curse But legend says a dragon s coming always has a cause If no enemy has bespelled the country, is there something wrong in Everran itself Despite its prosperity and its peace and its royal couple who have not yet had a child Soldiers cannot stop the dragon There is no help in Everran s neighbors, and none in legend or history Why has the dragon come What does the dragon know Answering its riddle will explain the ruin of a kingdom and turn its ruler into something less than human but very much than a man.Sylvia Kelso lives in North Queensland, Australia.

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    1. Sylvia Kelso lives in North Queensland, Australia She writes fantasy and SF set in analogue or alternate Australian settings She has published six fantasy novels, two of which, The Moving Water 2006 and Amberlight 2007 were finalists for best fantasy novel of the year in the Australian Aurealis genre fiction awards Her most recent novel length work is a two volume contemporary fantasy, the Blackston Gold series, The Solitaire Ghost, and The Time Seam Her novella, Spring in Geneva, a riff on Frankenstein , came out from Aqueduct in 2013 She has also published short stories in Australian and US anthologies, including The Cretaceous Border in Neverlands from Susurrus Press, The Sharp Shooter in New Ceres Nights from 12th Planet Press, and An Offer You Couldn t Refuse in Love and Rockets from DAW She lives in a house with a lot of trees but no cats.

    2. Really more like 2.5 stars. So, Lois McMaster Bujold hath a blog, or more accurately, a MySpace page. One of the latest things posted on it was a recommendation of her friend Sylvia Kelso's new book, Everran's Bane. The library had it, so I requested it, and took it with me on a recent trip. It's hmm. It was adequately readable but there were things I didn't like. Parts of the worldbuilding didn't feel very deep. (There were generic Norse-alikes. And there was a culture that was run by corrupt [...]

    3. Not your typical dragon-slaying genre fantasy, although is some ways reminiscent of of Robin McKinley's The Hero and the Crown (psychological struggles, severe injuries, ancient magic bloodlines).Where she is strong, Kelso is very strong: her characters are well-developed, complex individuals, her political and economic issues are realistic, and her portrayal of battle and injury is realistic rather than heroic. Travel and communication happen in real time. This last is not necessarily a positiv [...]

    4. So, far, like Sylvia's other books, I am enjoying the rich and lush descriptions and strong characterization. I like the very evil dragon.

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