Ombria in Shadow

Ombria in Shadow

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"Ombria. It is a city that echoes with the footfalls of sapphire-heeled shoes...that holds its breath as a straw-haired apparition glides through its streets...that sees its dreams - and nightmares - take shape in the drawings of a bastard-heir. It is an enchanted time and place envisioned by World Fantasy Award winner Patricia A. McKillip, acclaimed author of The Tower at Stony Wood." "When Ombria's prince, Royce Greve, breathes his last in palace rooms high above the city, he leaves his young son at the mercy of his ancient great-aunt, Domina Pearl - a woman who has plotted her rise to power in Ombria for far too many years to allow a little boy to stand in her way. Already she has thrown Greve's pretty mistress out into the streets, where no one would expect her to live an hour. The boy will take her a little longer." "Meanwhile, in a dreamlike underworld peopled by Ombria's ghosts, a sorceress weaves her spells and brews her potions, never revealing her real face - or true heart. And somewhere in between, the struggle to rule the whole of Ombria - both its light and shadows - will rest in the hands of those whose fractured lives align like the pieces of a magical puzzle."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Publisher: New York : Ace Books, 2003
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780441008957
044100895X
Branch Call Number: F McK

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campingstove
Jan 15, 2013

I like McKillip's writing a lot. Very atmospheric and a bit poetic. Lovely story, interesting characters, moves along quickly - and often goes in unexpected directions.

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melbl8tr
Oct 12, 2010

A lovely stand-alone novel that proves you can tell an interesting story without turning it into a multi-book series.

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