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Starborn (Worldmaker 1) - Lucy Hounsom

Starborn (Worldmaker 1) - Lucy Hounsom
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This is № 85 of an exclusive edition of only 150 copies

Title: Starborn

Author:  Lucy Hounsom

ISBN:  9781447268451

Weight:  990 g

Numbered and stamped signed first edition, first printing

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Starborn by Lucy Hounsom

A tale of heroism and lost powers, where one person’s choices will shape the fate of thousands.  This is for readers who love Trudi Canavan, David Eddings and Karen Miller.


Death and destruction will bar her way…

Kyndra’s fate holds betrayal and salvation, but the journey starts in her small village.  On the day she comes of age, she accidentally disrupts an ancient ceremony, ending centuries of tradition.  So when an unnatural storm targets her superstitious community, Kyndra is blamed.  She fears for her life until two strangers save her, by wielding powers not seen for an age – powers fuelled by the sun and the moon.

Together, they flee to the hidden citadel of Naris.  And here, Kyndra experiences disturbing visions of the past, showing war and one man’s terrifying response.  She’ll learn more in the city’s subterranean chambers, amongst fanatics and rebels.  But first Kyndra will be brutally tested in a bid to unlock her own magic.

Riva, Keyne and Sinne become entangled in a web of treachery and heartbreak, and must fight to forge their own paths.  It’s a story that will shape the destiny of Britain.

If she survives the ordeal, she’ll discover a force greater than she could ever have imagined.  But could it create as well as destroy?  And can she control it, to right an ancient wrong?

Peer & Press Reviews

I thought it was great, reminding me of Trudi Canavan; it had me turning pages way into the night, which is not good at my age!  What a mix: immersive worldbuilding, secret societies, a flawed and hugely likeable protagonist, and awesome magic.  There’s a lot to like here, but be warned, this book will seriously damage your sleep.

John Gwynne, author of Ruin

Has all the elements to become a modern classic of the genre.  It’s essentially a coming-of-age story that breaks out into a wide-screen fantasy extravaganza with huge stakes.

Independent on Sunday

A brave heroine, a perilous destiny, and an intriguing world full of myth and mystery make for an enthralling read.

Gail Z. Martin, author of the Assassins of Landria series

Bibliographic Info

AttributeDetails
TitleStarborn
Author (also writes as Lucy Holland)
Book Features
Edition / printingFirst edition, first printing
Edition background

This numbered edition of only 150 copies was commissioned by a leading London bookshop working in association with the publisher.

Each book has a page, tipped-in before the title page, which displays the book’s printed number and confirms it is a first edition. Also printed on this page is the book’s title, the author’s name, the name of the imprint and the month / year of publication.

Book number85 of 150
SeriesWorldmaker Trilogy – book 1
Overall conditionFine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
SignedOn the title page
StampedWith an 8-pointed black star [underneath Hounsom’s signature on the title page].
Awards and Media
Awards and prizesDavid Gemmell Awards 2016 – shortlist (Morningstar category – best newcomer)
Book Stats
PublisherPan Macmillan
ImprintTor
Publication date
Printed byCPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 139781447268451
FormatHardcover with dust jacket
Pages495
Size (h x w x d)241 x 162 x 45mm
Packed weight1.201kg [heavy book]
Image and Design Credits
Author photographLou Abercrombie
Jacket imagesColin Thomas (main figure)
Shutterstock
Map artworkHemesh Alles

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