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Hawkspar

A Novel of Korre

Holly Lisle

Tor Books

Stolen away from their families, they are slaves, women with no names and no futures. Every moment of their days controlled by the avatars of the stone Eyes--Obsidian, Emerald, Raxinan, Ruby, Windcrystal, Sapphire, Sunspar, Tigereye...
 And the most powerful of them all, Hawkspar, the eyes of time. Kings and despots come to her to know their futures, and she wades in the river of time, pulls apart its sticky threads, to arrange the world to her satisfaction. But she too was once a slave, plucked from her home, chosen by the Eyes to live in service to them, as much a slave now as she ever was. And with her sight into past and future, she can see the secrets of the Eyes--and the evil of the Eyes. Before the death of Hawkspar, another must be chosen by the Eyes--but the avatar has her own plans, and chooses a slave for her courage and rebelliousness, rather than her dedication to the goals of the Eyes. This slave is put to trial, but time after time, she is protected by forces unseen. Once she has swallowed the bitter liquid and has her eyes pulled from her head and replaced with the Eyes of Hawkspar stone, she can slip into the streams of time... and use time to her own ends -- to free the slaves once and for all, and destroy the Eyes, even if it means destroying herself in the process.

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HAWKSPAR
1PenitentMy jara came at me with a quick punch and sweep of her ban. We were practicing that morning with ban-vi-ri, which means "stick like self"--they're heavy wood staves cut to our height. The jara, taller than I, had better reach.I was quicker for once, however, and feeling more aggressive. "Hai!" I shouted, and went over her sweep, already moving inside her defenses and punching with my ban before she could pull hers back to defend herself. "You overreached."My ban smacked her ribs, and she yelped, and I spun the end overhand to catch her opposite shoulder a sharp downward bl
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"Anyone will likely be captivated by this stern and stirring treatise on the dangers of enforced peace and the virtues of paranoid preparation for the worst."
--Publishers Weekly on Talyn
 
"Fierce loyalties, foul magics and fresh plot twists abound in Holly Lisle's tale of love, war and possession."
--Jacqueline Carey, bestselling author of Kushiel's Dart on Talyn

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  • Holly Lisle

  • Holly Lisle is a professional writer. She lives in Georgia.
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