The Lightstone

David Zindell

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On the island continent of Ea it is a dark time of chaos and war. Morjin, immortal fallen angel and Lord of Lies, seeks to enslave the entire world. His dreaded assassins are everywhere and land after land falls under his evil power.

The one thing that has the potential to destroy him is an object that has been lost for ages: the fabulous Lightstone that legend tells was crafted by the ancient Star people. A call is sent out by one of the major rulers still free of Morjin’s grip to all those who oppose the dreaded sorcerer. It is nothing less than a quest to find the Lightstone and give Men hope after ages of despair. It is a quest that none have seen the like of in ten generations. And most believe is doomed to fail.

What hero is man enough, brave enough…or foolish enough to embark on such a mad quest?

Valashu Elahad, the seventh and youngest Valeri prince of the royal house of Mesh is such a man. With his faithful companion Maram by his side Valashu will journey to the farthest reaches of Ea to try and reclaim this mystical object, to free the world of Morjin’s evil and save his people from sure destruction. Along the way he will discover truths about friendship, courage…and love.

And the terrible truth about the being who threatens to sunder his world.


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THE LIGHTSTONE (Chapter 1)

On clear winter nights, I have stood on mountains just to be closer to the stars. Some say that these shimmering lights are the souls of warriors who have died in battle; some say that at the beginning of time, Arwe himself cast an infinite number of diamonds into the sky to shine forever and defeat the darkness of night. But I believe the stars are other suns like our own. They speak along the blood in fiery whisperings of ancient dreams and promises unfulfilled. From there long ago our people came to earth bearing the cup called the Lightstone; to there we would someday

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“Zindell's combination of adventure, metaphysics and intellectual debate works marvellously, leaving you ready for more.”—Locus on The Broken God

“Zindell creates a universe loaded with spectacle.”—Publishers Weekly on The Wild

“A victorious book.”—John Clute, Interzone on Neverness

“Spectacular World-making.”—The Times(UK) on The Broken God

“A novel of unusual depth and scope. An impressive achievement.”—Booklist on The Broken God

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David Zindell

David Zindell's short story "Shanidar" was a prize-winning entry in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future contest. In addition to The Lightstone, he is the author of several critically acclaimed novels: Neverness, The Broken God, and The Wild. He resides in Colorado.

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The Lightstone
David Zindell

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Tor Books
May 2007
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ISBN: 9781466805811
ISBN10: 1466805811
416 pages
$7.99
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