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The Awakeners

Northshore & Southshore

The Awakeners

Sheri S. Tepper

Orb Books

The Awakeners is a vivid and sweeping work of fiction in two volumes—"Northshore" and "Southshore"—that "possesses just about every possible virtue that one could ask of a fantasy novel" (Booklist).

Pamra Don is a young woman scarred by her mother's death, lured to a priesthood where the truth must be hidden from the faithful. Thrasne is a young boatman who trades wares from town to town, free from the iron control of the towers of the Awakeners—and from the priests of the world of the River. Free, that is, as long as he never speaks his mind.

These two individuals, by design and by accident, 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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