The Heart Of Myrial: Book One of the Shadowleague

3.76 avg rating
( 911 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781857239713: The Heart Of Myrial: Book One of the Shadowleague
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Ever since she burst upon the world of fantasy fiction in 1994 with her first novel, AURIAN, Maggie Furey has been one of the most rapidly rising stars in the genre. Her immense storytelling skill has caught the imagination of readers across the world and have established her as one of the most popular writers in the field. THE HEART OF MYRIAL begins a spellbinding new fantasy series which will take her to new heights.
The magical barriers that have held things in place for aeons are beginning to fail, and the planet is subjected to great climatic upheaval. But it is not only a natural disaster. For the boundaries have also served to keep hostile nations apart. With catastrophe imminent, the only hope of salvation lies in the hands of the Shadowleague. But first they must learn what lies within the Heart of Myrial.

More information on this book and others can be found on the Orbit website at www.orbitbooks.co.uk

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Product Description:

paperback, vg++ In stock shipped from our UK warehouse

Review:

This fast-moving adventure opens Maggie Furey's second fantasy sequence, "The Shadowleague"; her first was the "Artefacts of Power" tetralogy, published 1994-7. The Heart of Myrial is set in a particularly artificial-seeming fantasyland which proves to be not a world but a technomagical construct, divided into isolated regions by sorcerous barriers of force. Thanks to the machinations of a bad guy who may have good motives, these "curtain walls" are now failing--the first symptoms being clashes between the enclaves' different environments, leading to prolonged descriptions of truly lousy weather. In theory the barriers are guarded by and can be penetrated only by Loremasters of the Shadowleague, a secret inner circle of representatives from this patchwork world's various species: humans, dragons, centaurs, wind-sprites, insectile aliens and more. In practice the Shadowleague is almost impotent.

Against this complex background, various characters struggle across the landscape through terrible weather. A woman Loremaster and her irrepressibly feisty firedrake companion play leading parts in the large cast (many of whom suffer death or worse). After tortuous regroupings and plot twists centred on a particular city that houses a key magical shrine, book 1 concludes with a gory invasion of nasties through the holed curtain wall. It reads well enough, and of course there's more to come. -- David Langford

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780553579383: The Heart of Myrial (Shadowleague)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  055357938X ISBN 13:  9780553579383
Publisher: Spectra Books, 2000
Softcover

9780099698210: The Heart Of Myrial: Book One of the Shadowleague

Orbit, 1998
Hardcover

9780099698319: The Heart Of Myrial: Book One of the Shadowleague

Orbit, 1999
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Furey, Maggie
Published by Orbit (2000)
ISBN 10: 1857239717 ISBN 13: 9781857239713
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Orbit, 2000. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111857239717

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
31.75
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Furey, Maggie
Published by Orbit (2000)
ISBN 10: 1857239717 ISBN 13: 9781857239713
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Orbit, 2000. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1857239717

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
34.06
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.04
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Maggie Furey
Published by Orbit (2000)
ISBN 10: 1857239717 ISBN 13: 9781857239713
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Orbit, 2000. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1857239717

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
39.21
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds