The White Mists of Power

The White Mists of Power

Rusch, Kristine Kathryn

Language: English

Publisher: Roc

Published: Nov 5, 1991

Words: 91183
Pages: 340


An innocent excited boy, a prince and heir, takes his first journey to the city. The streets teem with merchants in velvet robes, magicians, half-mad preachers, with life and color, poverty and noise. He doesn't want to miss any of it. But this is the last journey in his life as a prince. Soon he will be abandoned and declared dead. Soon he will be utterly alone, faced only with survival and what will become the driving force of his life: the quest to recover his stolen inheritance, his usurped throne. His home. A story of cities and palaces, of power-hungry lords and ladies scheming inside a magically threatened land. Intricate, compelling, The White Mists of Power is the debut novel of a woman who has gone on to have a seismic impact on the science fiction and fantasy field. “A grand adventure.”� * Orson Scott Card “A traditional high fantasy novel…Rusch has added elements that make it original and unique. The story is strong, the magic subtle and mysterious.”� - Locus “A prince reclaiming his lost kingdom is…a compelling story. Rusch provides some unusual twists. Every bit as good as her fine short fiction.”� - Science Fiction Chronicle “A thrilling read.”� - Bookwatch “Moves at a whirlwind pace through political intrigue…A remarkable amount of plot as well as beguiling characters.”� - Publisher's Weekly Award-winning, bestselling writer Kristine Kathryn Rusch has published books under many names and in many genres. Her fantasy novels have been published all over the world. Her most famous, the five novels of the Fey, were recently rereleased in the United States as audio books. She has won the World Fantasy Award and is the former editor of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction magazine. She also writes fantasy novels under the name Kristine Grayson. If you liked The White Mists of Power, you might try these other books by Kristine Kathryn Rusch: Dragon's Tooth Fantasy Life The Fey: Sacrifice The Fey: Changeling The Fey: Rival The Fey: Resistance The Fey: Victory Five Fantastic Tales ** ### From Publishers Weekly This fantasy of manners has two concurrent plots. In one a brash bard named Byron is condemned to death by Lord Dakin but is saved by Seymour, an inept magician who had escaped Dakin's wrath years earlier. The pair travels to the palace in hopes of being employed as the King of Kilrot's entertainers, but Seymour suspects there is far more to Byron than he is telling. The second plot involves Adric, heir to Kilrot's throne, who is brought on a visit to the city of Anda by one of his father's advisers, only to get lost in the unfamiliar urban environment. Forced to work as a stable boy to survive, Adric hears an announcement of his own death. He and a fellow stable boy then set out for the palace to reclaim his birthright. The link between the stories is unexpected and elegantly handled. Rusch, editor of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction , moves at a whirlwind pace through the political intrigue, constantly switching perspective to different characters, most of whom are trying to figure out Byron. Rusch manages to integrate a remarkable amount of plot as well as beguiling characters in a fine first novel. Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. ### From Library Journal Magic, intrigue, and a young man's search for his destiny mark the fantasy debut by the editor of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.