Sisters of the raven /

by Hambly, Barbara.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Warner Books, c2002Description: 465 p. : maps ; 21 cm.ISBN: 0446677043 :.Title notes: $13.95 prolam 2-2003Subject(s): Women -- Fiction | Fantasy fiction
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The Yellow City is in crisis. The wells are running dry, and the Sun Mages have been unable to call the rains. Frustrated Mages across the land can no longer work the magic that once ran their empire. Now the magic lies solely in the hands of a few women--the first ever to have developed magical powers.

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As the magic that once powered the world begins to fade, leaving its male-only practitioners helpless, a new type of magic arises among the women of the Yellow City and threatens to overturn the male-dominated society. While a few magically talented women in strategic places seek to gain recognition for their abilities, a murderer stalks the streets, preying upon the new sisterhood. Hambly's (Dragonshadow) latest novel presents an exotic fantasy world that draws from Asian and Middle Eastern cultures for its societal trappings and offers strong male and female protagonists as well as a unique methodology of magic. Once again, the author demonstrates her graceful storytelling style and flair for world-building in a stand-alone fantasy that belongs in most libraries. Highly recommended. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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