Of Fools Gold Bk.1
By (author) Jude Fisher
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Sorcery Rising by Jude Fisher
Book DescriptionFrom the barren isles of the North come the Eyrans. Hardy seafaring folk. From the South come their old enemies, the Istrians. Slave-owners, who drove the Eyrans from their lands. And from all over Elda come the nomadic peoples - the Footloose - purveyors of charms and (until now) harmless potions. But whence comes the sorcery that disrupts the annual Allfair at which they all gather? Katla Aransen and her family have sailed to the fair to trade their goods. The Vingo clan have travelled from Istria to purchase a bride for their appalling eldest son. Tycho Issian has come to sell his daughter to the highest bidder. King Ravn Asharson, Stallion of the North, seeks a political alliance; while others seek his downfall. For centuries, Elda has been bereft of magic; but this year something has changed. A mysterious force is abroad once more, and it will change the world forever...
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780743440400
(177mm x 111mm x 33mm)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Mar-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jude Fisher
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The official Visual Companion for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies sees the devastating conclusion of the Company's quest to reclaim the kingdom of Erebor and the terrible battle that is about to consume the plains of the Lonely Mountain.
Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Visual Companion, Hardback (November 2014)
A companion to the final film in the series, which sees the desolation of Smaug the Magnificent and the ruination of the battle of the five armies.
Hobbit: the Desolation of Smaug - Visual Companion, Hardback (November 2013)
The second epic instalment of Peter Jackson's trilogy The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug will see The Company of Thorin Oakenshield encounter even greater perils in their quest to claim their long-forgotten gold.
Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Visual Companion, Hardback (November 2012)» View all books by Jude Fisher
This official tie-in photo guidebook is packed with exclusive photographs and in-depth text offering a sneak peek at the highly anticipated new film The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, directed by Peter Jackson.
UK Kirkus Review » This is fantasy of a rare breed, combining full-blooded narrative sprit with a genuinely poetic sensibility. The plotting is dense, but always clear. From the barren isles of the North come the Eyrans, hardy seafaring folk. From the South come their old enemies, the Istrians - slave-owners who drove the Eyrans from their lands. And from all over Elda come the nomadic peoples - the Footloose - purveyors of charms and (until now) harmless potions. But dark sorcery will disrupt the annual Allfair at which they all gather. Katla Aransen and her family have sailed to the fair to trade their goods. The Vingo clan have travelled from Istria to purchase a bride for their appalling eldest son. Tycho Issian has come to sell his daughter to the highest bidder. King Ravn Asharson, Stallion of the North, seeks a political alliance, while others seek his downfall. For centuries, Elda has been bereft of magic; but this year something has changed. A mysterious force is abroad once more, and it will change the world forever. Book One of Fool's Gold is a solid, powerfully written piece with a thorough command of the genre; unsurprising, given that Jude Fisher is a nom-de-plume for Jane Johnson, head honcho of SF imprint Voyager. And she's demonstrated here that her own writing talents are equal to those of anyone in her stable of authors. (Kirkus UK)
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Author Biography - Jude Fisher
Jude Fisher is a pseudonym for Jane Johnson, publishing director of HarperCollins' SF imprint, Voyager. She holds two literature degrees, specializing in Anglo Saxon and Old Icelandic texts, and is also a qualified lecturer. For the last twenty years, Jane has been the publisher of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien, and is the author of the official Visual Companions to Peter Jackson's movie trilogy of THE LORD OF THE RINGS.
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