The Awakeners

Northshore & Southshore

The Awakeners

Sheri S. Tepper

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Come to the world of the River.

Come to a world distant in time and space, a world where the pace of life is counted by tides of the great River, but where, as in the river itself, there are swift dark currents flowing under a placid surface.

Meet Pamra Don--a young woman scarred by her mother's death, lured to a preist-hood where the truth must be hidden from the faithful. And meet Thrasne, a young boatman who trades from town to town, free from the iron control of the towers of the Awakeners, and the priests of the world of the River--free, that is, as long as he never speaks his mind. These two, by design and accident both, are about to discover many truths. And on the Northshore of the River, the truth can kill you.

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There was no need for watchmen on the boats that plied the World River. Since everything moved at the same speed, pulled by the same invincible tides, there was little chance of collision; this no less on the barge Gift of Potipur than on any other boat. Thrasne, third assistant owner’s-man, had appointed himself watchman nonetheless, borrowing the title from those who manned the gates between townships on Northshore.
Northshore.
Northshore with its Awakeners and frag powder merchants, its oracular Jarb Mendicants and blue-faced priests of Potipur, glittering with

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Praise for The Awakeners

"Tepper's gifted imagination holds firm in a novel filled with striking imagery."--Library Journal

"This book possesses just about every possible virtue that one could ask of a fantasy novel."--Booklist

"Tepper creates a true refuge, one of those rare worlds into which the reader can escape completely."--Locus

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About the Author

Sheri S. Tepper

Sheri S. Tepper was born in 1929. She began her career as a writer composing children's stories, and published her first adult book in 1982. In 1991, her novel Beauty won the Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel. She currently lives on a ranch in Larkspur, Colorado.

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The Awakeners
Northshore & Southshore
Sheri S. Tepper

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Tom Doherty Associates
Orb Books
July 1994
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312890223
ISBN10: 0312890222
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 512 pages
$24.99
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