Icefalcon s Quest

Icefalcon s Quest

“It is not a good thing,” said the Icefalcon, digging cautiously under the leaves with his left hand, “to let down your standards.” Dead tendrils of vines clung to the chain like black wires as he pulled it free, the metal clinking ...

Author: Barbara Hambly

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 9780307801456

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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While chaos reigned in the Eastern Lands, the Keep of Dare stood as a bastion against war and bandits and the spawn of unnatural sorceries. Then twin blows rocked the citadel: the fearsome Alketch army mounted siege, even as young Prince Tir was snatched from the heart of the Keep. Behind the terror was the depraved, hook-handed general Vair na-Chandros. He had learned that the royal child possessed forbidden wisdom: a secret with which the bloodthirsty Vair intended to conquer the world. One single man posed a threat to Vair's vaunting ambition: the legendary warrior known as the Icefalcon. Banished by his own people and scorned as a barbarian by others, only he could hope to free the boy from Vair's clutches. With his sister Cold Death--a sorcerer whose magic was as sharp as her tongue--the Icefalcon embarked on a dangerous mission of rescue and redemption. Braving nightmare demons and the endless hordes of Vair's inhuman soldiers, he shadowed Vair and his small captive beyond the reaches of the known world. And when the boy led Vair to the forgotten Keep of the Shadow at the End of Time, the Icefalcon would face his greatest battle . . . for his prince, for his honor, and for all eternity.
Categories: Fiction

Worlds So Strange and Diverse

Worlds So Strange and Diverse

Icefalcon's Quest. New York: Ballantine Books, 1998. Print. —. ... Duncton Quest. London: Random House, 1989. Print. —. Duncton Wood. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1980. Print. —. Journeys to the Heartland. New York: Harper Collins, 1995.

Author: Grzegorz Trębicki

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443875264

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

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This book represents an analysis of contemporary fantasy (non-mimetic) literature in all its richness and diversity, and offers a preliminary definition of the major fields of taxonomical interest, in addition to marking some of the unmapped territories of “fantastic” fiction. In its first part, the book presents an overview of all major previous theoretical discussions of the issue, particularly those by Tzvetan Todorov, Rosemary Jackson, Darko Suvin, Brian Attebery, Marek Oziewicz and Farah Mendlesohn. The second part of the book provides an interesting comprehensive taxonomy of its own, based on the notion of supragenological types of literature, first introduced by Andrzej Zgorzelski.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Sequels

Sequels

Icefalcon's Quest (del rey, 1997) icefalcon, a minor character in earlier books, comes to the fore, as the inhabitants ofthe Keep of dare struggle to rediscover 3,000-year-old lost ...

Author: Janet Husband

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838909676

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 782

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A guide to series fiction lists popular series, identifies novels by character, and offers guidance on the order in which to read unnumbered series.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Horror Fiction

Encyclopedia of Fantasy and Horror Fiction

Dog Wizard (1992) Bride of the Rat God (1994) Stranger at the Wedding (1994, also published as The Sorcerer's Ward) Traveling with the Dead (1995) Mother ofWinter (1996) Icefalcon's Quest (1998) Dragonshadow (1999) Knight ofthe Demon ...

Author: Don D'Ammassa

Publisher: Infobase Learning

ISBN: 9781438140636

Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Page: 488

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Presents articles on the horror and fantasy genres of fiction, including authors, themes, significant works, and awards.
Categories: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature

The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature

4 The two later volumes, Mother of Winter (New York: Ballantine, 1996) and Icefalcon's Quest (New York: Ballantine, 1998), have self-contained plots and are tied to the first three by character. 5 It is interesting to note in passing ...

Author: Edward James

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107493735

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 298

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Fantasy is a creation of the Enlightenment, and the recognition that excitement and wonder can be found in imagining impossible things. From the ghost stories of the Gothic to the zombies and vampires of twenty-first-century popular literature, from Mrs Radcliffe to Ms Rowling, the fantastic has been popular with readers. Since Tolkien and his many imitators, however, it has become a major publishing phenomenon. In this volume, critics and authors of fantasy look at its history since the Enlightenment, introduce readers to some of the different codes for the reading and understanding of fantasy, and examine some of the many varieties and subgenres of fantasy; from magical realism at the more literary end of the genre, to paranormal romance at the more popular end. The book is edited by the same pair who produced The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction (winner of a Hugo Award in 2005).
Categories: Literary Criticism

Dragonstar

Dragonstar

By Barbara Hairrbly Published by Ballantine Books The DarWath Trilogy THE TIME OF THE DARK THE WALLS OF AIR THE ARMIES OF DAYLIGHT MOTHER OF WINTER ICEFALCON'S QUEST Sun Wolf and Starhawk THE LADIES OF MANDRIGYN THE WITCHES OF WENSHAR ...

Author: Barbara Hambly

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 9780307565679

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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The novels of New York Times bestselling author Barbara Hambly have broken new ground in the realm of fantasy. With a sweeping cast of characters whose powers are both awesome and heartachingly limited, the Dragon series is built around the touching relationship between a husband and wife separated by a flood of violence and chaos. Condemned to die for consorting with demons, dragonslayer Lord John Aversin sits in a dank prison cell and calculates the odds of escape, while smelling the smoke of the executioners’ pyres. In Winterlands, Jenny Waynest pays a heavy price for choosing to be human, mourning the loss of her husband, Lord John, and the dangers that engulf her family. But in a season of the Dragon Star, strange miracles are about to transpire. As a pitched battle between the Hellspawn and the human rages, Jenny and John will be reunited in a city under siege. And there, they will have one last chance to understand all that has happened to them and why, who their true enemies and true allies are, and most of all, for what magical purpose each has been chosen. A vast adventure and a powerful mystery teeming with demons and witches, gnomes and dragons, Dragonstar explores profound issues of faith, fate, and technology–while obscuring long held boundaries between good and evil, love and hate, what is human and what is fantastic. With this glorious finale to a breathtaking series, Barbara Hambly establishes herself as one of the most visionary and inventive storytellers in the field of fantasy fiction today.
Categories: Fiction

Dragonshadow

Dragonshadow

By Barbara Hambly Published by Ballantine Books: The Darwath Trilogy THE TIME OF THE DARK THE WALLS OF AIR THE ARMIES OF DAYLIGHT MOTHER OF WINTER ICEFALCON'S QUEST Sun Wolf and Starhawk THE LADIES OF MANDRIGYN THE WITCHES OF WENSHAR ...

Author: Barbara Hambly

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 9780307567420

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Lord John Aversin—with the help of his mageborn wife, Jenny Waynest—has fought and defeated two dragons, earning the title of Dragonsbane. But there are creatures more terrifying than dragons. Demonspawn from a dark dimension have learned to drink the magic—and the souls—of mages and dragons alike, turning their victims into empty vessels. And now they've stolen John and Jenny's mageborn son, twelve-year-old Ian. In desperation, John seeks the help of the eldest and strongest dragon: Morkeleb the Black. But the demons have allies, too: a vast army poised to plunge the Realm into civil war. In the coming struggle, Morkeleb will sacrifice what he values most. Jenny will question everything she trusts and believes in. And John will embark on a perilous quest for the only things capable of defeating such powerful demons—even more powerful demons . . .
Categories: Fiction

Knight of the Demon Queen

Knight of the Demon Queen

By Barbara Hambly Published by Ballantine Books: MOTHER OF WINTER ICEFALCON'S QUEST DRAGONSBANE DRAGONSHADOW KNIGHT OF THE DEMON QUEEN DRAGONSTAR Books published by The Ballantine Publishing Group are available at quantity discounts on ...

Author: Barbara Hambly

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 9780307567833

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Once the most powerful mage in the land, Jenny Waynest is now a broken woman. After being possessed and corrupted by the demon Amayon, she lost everything she holds dear—even the trust of her husband. Yet Lord John Aversin has torments of his own: memories of the beautiful and cruel Aohila, demon queen of a rival hell, whom he'd tricked into providing the help he needed to free Jenny. Now, condemned to death for trafficking with demons, John cannot forgive himself for opening the door to a far greater evil—an evil that still haunts his dreams. And not only his dreams . . . For a vengeful Aohila needs mortal aid in realms beyond her power, and who better to provide it than Lord John? Blackmailed into cooperating, John must fight his way through unimaginable horrors in quest of a prize that may doom the world he has left behind . . .
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The A to Z of Fantasy Literature

The A to Z of Fantasy Literature

The Darwath series, comprising The Time of the Dark (1982), The Walls of Air (1983), The Armies of Daylight (1983), Mother of Winter (1996), and Icefalcon's Quest (1998), uses a Californian portal to introduce its protagonists into a ...

Author: Brian Stableford

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810863456

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 568

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Once upon a time all literature was fantasy, set in a mythical past when magic existed, animals talked, and the gods took an active hand in earthly affairs. As the mythical past was displaced in Western estimation by the historical past and novelists became increasingly preoccupied with the present, fantasy was temporarily marginalized until the late 20th century, when it enjoyed a spectacular resurgence in every stratum of the literary marketplace. Stableford provides an invaluable guide to this sequence of events and to the current state of the field. The chronology tracks the evolution of fantasy from the origins of literature to the 21st century. The introduction explains the nature of the impulses creating and shaping fantasy literature, the problems of its definition and the reasons for its changing historical fortunes. The dictionary includes cross-referenced entries on more than 700 authors, ranging across the entire historical spectrum, while more than 200 other entries describe the fantasy subgenres, key images in fantasy literature, technical terms used in fantasy criticism, and the intimately convoluted relationship between literary fantasies, scholarly fantasies, and lifestyle fantasies. The book concludes with an extensive bibliography that ranges from general textbooks and specialized accounts of the history and scholarship of fantasy literature, through bibliographies and accounts of the fantasy literature of different nations, to individual author studies and useful websites.
Categories: Literary Criticism

To be Continued

To be Continued

Icefalcon's Quest. Ballantine, 1998. Graduate student Gil Paterson and car mechanic Rudy Solis are magically transported from their ordinary lives in Los Angeles to a universe inhabited by the Dark Ones, eyeless flying creatures who ...

Author: Merle Jacob

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781573561556

Category: Reference

Page: 465

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Main entries by author, then series. Title and subject index also included.
Categories: Reference