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The Resource Shadow prowler, Alexey Pehov ; translation by Andrew Bromfield

Shadow prowler, Alexey Pehov ; translation by Andrew Bromfield

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Shadow prowler
Title
Shadow prowler
Statement of responsibility
Alexey Pehov ; translation by Andrew Bromfield
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Language
  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
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Review
  • Initially, Shadow Prowler bears some similarities to Tolkien’s trilogy about great evil burgeoning to threaten the order of the world. While well developed, the story is often inconsistently told, jumping from first to third person, sometimes within a single paragraph, which jars the reader and detracts from an otherwise admirable performance. Detailed description abounds as we follow master thief Harold, whose character develops during a great quest to save humanity. The world Pehov conjures is filled with other memorable characters, too, including the king’s court jester, Harold’s old thieving mentor (now a priest), and an elf who looks more like a vampire. Those who like fantasy novels offering ogres, elves, undead creatures, wizards, and the like joined in an epic quest will be delighted once they get past the inconsistent narration, for such genre fodder as pitched battles are described so well that they seem to unfold before one’s eyes. A first book in a series that piques interest for the others, especially if they’re more smoothly translated. -- Gerber, Rebecca (Reviewed 02-01-2010) (Booklist, vol 106, number , p)
  • The black banner of the Nameless One leads an army of orcs, ogres, and giants toward the great city of Avendoom, and only the Rainbow Horn can prevent the coming war. To acquire the Horn, now lost to its rightful possessors, the king of Siala has hired Shadow Harold, the master thief. Along with an elfin princess, ten elite fighters known as the Wild Hearts and the king's jester, Harold, must travel through forbidden lands to the Palaces of Bone, a journey filled with danger that will test everyone's courage. VERDICT A best seller in the author's native Russia, this first entry in a fantasy trilogy with a roguish hero should appeal to most fantasy fans. --Jackie Cassada (Reviewed February 15, 2010) (Library Journal, vol 135, issue 3, p88)
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341449
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DLC
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Pekhov, Aleksei
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Bromfield, Andrew
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True
Series statement
Chronicles of Siala
Series volume
0001
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  • Magic
  • Imaginary places
Label
Shadow prowler, Alexey Pehov ; translation by Andrew Bromfield
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Publication
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
Control code
000045301309
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
396 p.
Isbn
9780765324030
Lccn
2009041231
Label
Shadow prowler, Alexey Pehov ; translation by Andrew Bromfield
Publication
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
Control code
000045301309
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
396 p.
Isbn
9780765324030
Lccn
2009041231

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