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Separated in time and place, these young women and young men are united in their goal: to protect those they care for from the destruction of battle. The odds are against them.
Darkling Plain is a collection of fantasy tales about young people in times of conflict, set beyond the waterfall at the world's end.
The series is part of the Chronicles
of the Great Peninsula cycle.
When Corbin is taken hostage by York, the King of Fossenvita, he refuses to surrender to the sadistic King's demands that would allow York to win the war between the world's two kingdoms. Only thus, Corbin believes, can he help the petties of Tascania, on whose behalf Tascanian nobles such as himself are fighting the Fossenvites. Rather than lose his honor, Corbin accepts York's "gift": a wounding that will prevent him from ever again fighting with his blade.
But Corbin lives in a world that has been at war for generations, in
which only the nobles who command the battles and raids are considered
to have honor. Stripped of his title and his ability to fight, Corbin begins
to see that the petties alone may hold the answer of how he should live
his life. Maimed as he is, though, Corbin cannot seek answers from the
petties unless he receives the help of one man: York's son Firmin, who
has warned Corbin that he will betray him.
=== VOLUME CONTENTS ===
Noble. In a world in which only the pitiless nobles who wage war hold power, and those who cannot fight must suffer or seek slow death . . . What would you do if you were a noble, and you lost the ability to fight?
Petty. As far as the world knows, Corbin is dead. He is simply the latest of many victims of violence in the generations-long war that the Tascanian and Vovimian nobles have been fighting to determine who will rule the world, at the expense of the petties who are subject to them.But Corbin has a purpose for hiding from public view. . . .
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Crossing the Cliff
After ten years as apprentice to a Peacesteward, the one thing Erastus is sure of is that he's ill-prepared to become a master. Unfortunately, he's about to discover just how ill-prepared he is.
When he and his master stray into forbidden territory, Erastus is thrust alone into a community that is on the brink of war. His only hope for bringing peace is to ally himself with a young boy . . . a boy who has stolen what Erastus values most.
Right or Right
Linnet is trouble. Everyone agrees about that. Driven from her native barony, she arrives at Goldhollow in hopes of beginning a new life, only to discover that she cannot escape her past.
As Linnet is drawn into memories of a dark young man she once knew, she must deal in the present with a boy who is headed toward danger, as well as a child-like baron who may force her to betray her past.
A prince who could see beyond his borders but not see the people around him. . . . An enemy who would take any measure to get what he wanted. . . . And now a stranger has brought news to the prince of an approaching danger.
Young though he is, Farsight has inherited a powerful gift from his father that allows him to protect his realm. But when a conniving king in a neighboring country sets his sights on Farsight's mountain of gold, the prince will need help to protect himself against an assassin's knife. Will a newfound companion-in-arms be enough to save Farsight, once the Night Shadow crosses the border?
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