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The Desert and the Blade
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Roc
Publication date September 6, 2016
Pages 848
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780451417367
ISBN-10 0451417364
Dimensions 1.68 by 4.25 by 7.50 in.
Original list price $9.99
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: In his Novels of the Change, New York Times bestselling author S.M. Stirling presents “a devastated, mystical world that will appeal to fans of traditional fantasy as well as post-apocalyptic SF” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). Continuing their quest that began in The Golden Princess, two future rulers of a world without technology risk their lives seeking a fabled blade…
 
Reiko, Empress of Japan, has allied herself with Princess Órlaith, heir to the High Kingdom of Montival, to find the Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi, the Grass-Cutting Sword, a legendary treasure of an ancient dynasty that confers valor and victory to its bearer. Órlaith understands all too well the power it signifies. Her own inherited blade, the Sword of the Lady, was both a burden and a danger to her father, Rudi Mackenzie, as it failed to save the king from being assassinated.

But the fabled sword lies deep within the Valley of Death, and the search will be far from easy. And war is building, in Montival and far beyond. 

As Órlaith and Reiko encounter danger and wonder, Órlaith’s mother, Queen Mathilda, believes her daughter’s alliance and quest have endangered the entire realm. There are factions both within and without Montival whose loyalty died with the king, and whispers of treachery and war grow ever louder.

And the Malevolence that underlies the enemy will bend all its forces to destroy them.

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Hardcover
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from Roc (September 1, 2015)
9780451417350 | details & prices | 612 pages | 6.50 × 9.25 × 1.75 in. | 1.90 lbs | List price $27.95
About: In his Novels of the Change, New York Times bestselling author S.
Paperback
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from Roc (September 6, 2016)
9780451417367 | details & prices | 848 pages | 4.25 × 7.50 × 1.68 in. | List price $9.99
About: In his Novels of the Change, New York Times bestselling author S.
With M. Kathleen Mahnke, Carolyn Duffy | from Delta Systems Co Inc (December 1, 1992); titled "Heinemann Toefl Practice Tests"
9780435288464 | details & prices | 8.00 × 11.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $13.95
This edition also contains Heinemann Toefl Practice Tests
About: Part of a complete resource for teachers and students approaching the TOEFL exam.

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