Shale Flint has skills needed in a world in which water is worth more than gold, yet he can't control his own destiny.
Circumstances force him to continue helping the devious rainlord, Taquar Sardonyx, to create rain, even though Taquar is using his control of water to further his own lust for power. Terelle has been forced to leave the Scarpen with her great-grandfather, Russet; his painting of her future has trapped her into doing his will.
Russet will not give up until he has regained his status as a Watergiver lord in his homeland - but Terelle is determined to resist, no matter what the price. Meanwhile, Ryka Feldspar has been captured and taken as a concubine by a Reduner tribemaster.
She discovers her rainlord husband, Kaneth, in the slave lines, but he has no memories of their time together. She is desperate to flee - but how can she leave him to his fate?
About the Author
Glenda Larke was born in Western Australia. She obtained a degree in history and a diploma in education at University of Western Australia and has taught English in Australia, Vienna, Tunisia and Malaysia. She currently resides in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with her husband and has two children. Larke's first novel, Havenstar was published in 1998 by Virgin Worlds in the UK under her married name of Glenda Noramly. In 2003 she returned to the fantasy genre under the name of Glenda Larke when Voyager Books released The Aware, the first book in the The Isles of Glory trilogy. The Aware was a finalist in the 2003 Aurealis Awards fantasy division. Gilfeather and The Tainted completed the trilogy. The Tainted was a finalist in the 2004 Aurealis Awards fantasy division. The Isles of Glory was shortly followed by Larke's second trilogy The Mirage Makers. It includes Heart of the Mirage, which was released in 2006 and was a finalist in the 2006 Aurealis Awards fantasy division, The Shadow of Tyr and Song of the Shiver Barrens, both released in 2007. Larke also writes non-fiction, usually articles on conservation issues, particularly those relating to bird conservation. These articles are mostly published in Malaysian nature magazines.
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Number Of Pages: 629
Published: 1st March 2010
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Dimensions (cm): 17.9 x 11.3 x 4.0
Weight (kg): 0.34