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When young Gavir's sister is brutally killed, he escapes from slavery and sets out to explore the world and his own psychic abilities.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2009], c2007
ISBN: 9780152066741
0152066748
Branch Call Number: LEGUIN U
PZ7.L5215 Po 2009x
Characteristics: 502 p. : maps ; 18 cm

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Sanlwlk
Oct 17, 2014

It is not a fast read. That said, I like the way that each place in which Gavir found himself (Arcan, the Forest, and the Marshes) was an excellent example of how people use and misuse power.

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Katharina2010
Dec 13, 2010

The concept is okay, and the imagery is there, but honestly I found it rather boring.

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theycallmeEJ
Apr 26, 2009

This book just won the 2009 Nebula Award! I can't wait to read it!

http://www.sfawardswatch.com/?p=1857

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andreareads
Oct 23, 2010

Belief in the lie is the life of the lie.

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andreareads
Oct 23, 2010

Freedom is largely a matter of seeing that there are alternatives.

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lms May 30, 2008

lms thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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lms May 30, 2008

"Young slave Gavir, stolen as a baby from the marsh tribes, has been educated by his tribe. Gav responds with deep loyalty, but after a horrific betrayal, he flees, repudiating every aspect of his tribe and seeeking to reconnect with his native people. Tension provided by a slave catcher's pursuit creates thriller intensity. Told with shimmering lyricism, this coming of a saga will leave readers as transformed by the power of words as is Gav himself, who ultimately has a lifeline that tugs him toward a spiritual homecoming." (Novelist Review)

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