Born a slave, Dekteon knows his life's course is grimly predictable. But, while escaping his Lord's hounds, he finds himself drawn into a strange world. There he meets Zaister, the consort of the Moon King, who, like all royal consorts, is destined by tradition to die an early death. To save himself, he has used his magic powers to draw Dekteon to him, and change their identities - Zaister becomes Dekteon, and Dekteon, Zaister. Despite being in Zaister's body, Dekteon retains much of his own personality, and, slowly, begins to win the heart of Izvire, the woman Moon King. Just before her husband is due to be killed, Izvire schemes to save him, at great risk! But Dekteon knows that if he permits this to happen, Zaister, in his own body, will be condemned to the fate of a slave. And so he hatches a plan which will save them both ...First published in 1977 by Macmillan London Limited.
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Tanith Lee is an award-winning, highly-rated fantasy writer here and in the United States (adult books in Headline: EVA FAIRDEATH; WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT). With 17 children's books, 43 adult novels, 8 short story collections and several awards to her name, she also writes for radio and television. Her book LAW OF THE WOLF TOWER was shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Book Award.Review:
'Tanith Lee restores one's faith in fiction as the expression of imagination and original thought.' -- THE GUARDIAN LAW OF THE WOLF TOWER 'The fresh, first person diary captures the confusion and immediacy of adolescence ... Tanith Lee creates alternative societies vividly and sets them in astonishingly visual landscapes.' -- THE GUARDIAN 'A feast for fans of fantasy. For those long winter nights by the fire, this will make compulsive reading.' -- THE BOOKSELLER
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Book Description Beaver Books, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 99571307
Book Description Beaver Books, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099571307