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By Blade And Cloth

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By Blade And Cloth
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David Lodger leaves his home in the Backlands of New Cumberland, and starts his first year of college at Bhrama University. The first Freni he meets threatens him with a sword, then invites him to lunch. Later, when he finds where David is from, the Freni tries to kill him again. David spends his year surrounded by a multitude of memorable characters, political intrigue, and the never-ending threat of the term project.
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  • By Alfred Byrd
    Oct 15, 2009
    "A Unique Vision in Fantasy" Sword magic, death magic, a bitter rivalry between Humans and a magical people that they call Elves, a blood oath to avenge serial killings, a confused youth with a two-fold destiny that he must understand -- these are a few of the treasures in Helen Davis's rich fantasy, By Blade and Cloth. When David Lodger comes to the university in Bhrama, he finds the royal city divided between its Human inhabitants and the Frenis, miscalled by the Humans Elves, who have come there to force the Human king to grant them justice for the slaying of a Frenin named Huranumanu in a remote region called New Cumberland. To David's unease he must live at the university among Frenis who might kill him if they learn his background, for David is from New Cumberland, and his birth was intimately tied up, in a way that he is struggling to learn, with Huranumanu's killings and his violent death. Around David Lodger's struggle to come to terms with his origin and his... More > destiny, Helen Davis has woven a rich tapestry of political intrigue and social struggle among both Humans and Frenis. Central to all is the long-missing Dragon Sword, symbol and source of royal authority among the Frenis, and shadowy half-Elven personages called Taerachulas, who strive to hold the Dragon Sword in check. The Frenis' quest for justice for Huranumanu and David's quest to understand his nature converge with the Dragon Sword and the Taerachulas in a moment of decision in which death for all may come with the slightest miscalculation. By Blade and Cloth is a tour of a world like, yet unlike our own, yet never gets caught up in world-building, as the author keeps the focus tightly on characters in conflict. She weaves together the viewpoints of many intriguing characters as they move towards a moment of world-changing revelation. Many writers would have taken many times as long to tell the tight, compelling story of David Lodger and the world that he must understand to save it from a tragic, perhaps final war. By Blade and Cloth is no conventional work of fantasy, but a vision unique to itself.< Less
  • By Eileen Allande
    Feb 24, 2009
    "Re: A Unique Vision in Fantasy" HOLY CATS!!! Is this EVER a good book! Awesome imagery, awesome writing, awesome storytelling! This is the first ever darnd-I -cant-put-it-down book I have ever read! (All other were just pretenders to the Title) I read it through twice--once to just read it, the second time, no less enjoyable than the first, to put everything in perspective. WOW!!!

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Dead Fish Books
October 1, 2011
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