The Shaman (The Star Stone, Book 1)

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THE UNINTENDED HERO
The Ulin were the Elder Race, powerful in arms and in magic, scornful of men, elves, and the other Younger Races. And worst among these tyrants was the terrible Ulahane the Red...
Only one Ulin dared oppose the Scarlet One. He was called Lomallin, and he protected the human creatures, teaching them and nurturing their talents. When these two mighty giants clashed, it was foretold that Lomallin could vanquish Ulahane--but first he must die. Until then, the contest for the fate of the Younger Races would be fought by humans themselves...
Ohaern was a common man who knew little of the mighty Ulin. But when Ulahane caused his wife's death, Ohaern swore revenge. With the half-elf trickster Lucoyo at his side, Ohaern launched an epochal struggle whose consequences would mean life or death for humanity--and for the Ulin themselves!

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Christopher Stasheff is one-of-a-kind, the sort of writer whose books are both delightful and good for you. I've enjoyed Stasheff's writing from the first moment I came across it, and he never disappoints. Even non-fantasy readers tell me how much it means to them--and who am I to argue? Whether you follow the exploits of Matt of Merovence or the more epic exploits of The Star Stone, you'll have a fabulous time!

--Veronica Chapman, Senior Editor

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Stasheff (The Secular Wizard) kicks off a new series with this story of magic and adventure set in a world distinguished by an unusual cosmology and a set of supernatural creatures. Standing between the one God?The Star-Maker?and the humans are the Ulin, thought by many to be gods but actually fallible and mortal, though exceptionally powerful both physically and magically. The main story line concerns Ohaern, a man who aids the human-loving Ulin, Lomallin, in his battle against Lomallin's human-hating fellow Ulin, Ulahane?and who, after succeeding as a warrior, becomes at some cost the shaman of the title. Ohaern is aided by others, including a half-elf who is thrown out by his own tribe but finds a home with Ohaern. Other races in this world include the Klaja, jackal-human hybrids created by Ulahane, and dwergs, gnome-like creatures of stone. These characters and their adventures, though never exceptionally gripping, should hold the interest of fantasy fans as the author imagines a setting that's comfortably familiar yet innovative enough to keep it from being just the same old wonderworld.
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