A Working of Stars

Mageworlds (Volume 7)

Debra Doyle and James D. MacDonald

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The new novel in the sweeping Mageworlds series.

On the planet Entibor, Arekhon sus-Khalgath sus Peledaen has found shelter and domestic tranquility with his old love, Elaeli Inadi, at the price of what he had left behind: a dispersed and shattered Mage-Circle, an estranged brother who had tried to kill him, and a homeworld on the cusp of massive cultural upheaval.

Arekhon finds himself impelled homeward by strange dreams and prophetic visions. The Great Working—the effort to do the unthinkable and reunite a galaxy long sundered by the Gap Between—remains incomplete, left unfinished in the aftermath of the dissolution of Arehkon’s Mage-Circle. But too much energy and too many lives have been poured into the Working already; and it cannot end so long as any of the Circle members remain alive and bound into it.

Home, unfortunately, isn’t a safe place for Arehkon to be at the moment. For Eraasi has changed—and the great fleet families at the center of the Eraasian culture are girding for war.

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A Working of Stars
1:ERAASI: DEMAIZEN OLD HALL; DEMAIZEN TOWN; ERAASIAN FARSPACE ENTIBOR: ROSSELIN COTTAGEHerin Arayet sus-Dariv took his rented groundcar around the last curve on the uphill drive to Demaizen Old Hall. The burnt-out shell of the ruined building reared up against the sky ahead of him. A little later, he saw a line of rusting metal hulks drawn up in good order on the overgrown gravel driveway, with clingvine spreading over them and tall stalks of field weeds springing up around their treads.He slowed the groundcar into a careful approach.

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“Reminiscent of Star Wars . . .imaginative, intelligent, fast-paced space opera, in the positive sense of the term.” —Booklist

“Hold on to your phasers and space helmets, Trekkies and Star Wars fans all . . . [a] rapid-fire blend of sorcery and SF.” —Publishers Weekly

“Mindsucking magik. More please.” —Kirkus Reviews

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Debra Doyle and James D. MacDonald

Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald live in Colebrook, New Hampshire. Their previous SF novels include The Price of the Stars, Starpilot's Grave, By Honor Betray'd, The Gathering Flame, The Long Hunt, and The Stars Asunder. Their fantasy novel, Knight's Wyrd, won the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award.

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A Working of Stars
Debra Doyle and James D. MacDonald

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Tor Books
April 2002
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ISBN: 9781466802735
ISBN10: 1466802731
368 pages
$7.99
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