A Turn of Light By Julie E. Czerneda

A Turn of Light

The First Night's Edge Novel

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ISBN: 9781101635810


Published by (2013-03-05)

“A warm and intricate fantasy opus.” —Charlaine Harris
“A gorgeous creation.” —Anne Bishop

A restless young woman longs to see the world beyond her pastoral valley in this fantasy series debut with all the trappings of a whimsical fairy tale.

Jenn Nalynn, the miller's daughter, wants to travel, to seek what's missing in her life. Not that she's sure what that is, but since this summer began, she's felt a strange and powerful yearning. She's certain she'll find what she needs—if only she can leave the valley.

But she must not, for the valley is more than it seems. Long ago, a cataclysm of misused power pinned Marrowdell to the Verge, a place of wild magic, home to dragons and even stranger creatures. Should Jenn leave Marrowdell, she will pull the worlds asunder.

To prevent this, powers from the Verge have sent a guard to watch over her, a disgraced dragon named Wisp, Jenn’s invisible playmate. Wisp's duty is to keep Jenn in Marrowdell—by her death, if he must.

But time is running out. What Jenn unknowingly feels is the rise of the Verge's magic within her, a magic that will threaten her and those she loves. Worse, this summer will end with a Great Turn, and strangers seeking power at any cost have come to Marrowdell to try to force an opening into the Verge, to the ruin of all.

Book Details

Format: eBook
Price: 8.99 USD / 9.99 CAD
Published: 2013-03-05
ISBN: 9781101635810
Page Count: 832

The 2014 Aurora Award Winner for Best English Novel

“An enchanting and gentle fable, rich with detail and characters you will love.”
—Charles de Lint
“A warm and intricate fantasy opus with large themes woven into a charming story.”
—Charlaine Harris, New York Times bestselling author of Sookie Stackhouse novels
“Science fiction author Czerneda will charm fantasy readers with multidimensional characters, a vivid setting, and powerful themes of hope and renewal.”
Publishers Weekly
“Known for her powerful and insightful sf novels, Czerneda brings the same exacting sensibility to her brilliant fantasy debut. Her characters are both charming and believable, and Jenn, her friend Wisp, and the soldier Bannan stand out as memorable and utterly real. While this can be read as a stand-alone, there are plenty of possibilities for more stories in the world outside Marrowdell. Fans of L.E. Modesitt Jr. and Charles de Lint will love this fantastic and magical fable.”
Library Journal
“I was captivated by Julie Czerneda's A Turn of Light. Yep, she used her writerly powers and sucked me right in. Many fantasy novels out there are about magic. Few, like Julie's, embody it.”
—Kristen Britain, New York Times bestselling author of Green Rider
A Turn of Light is a gorgeous creation. Julie Czerneda's world and characters are richly layered and wonderful—full of mystery, hope and, most of all, heart. Come spend some time in Marrowdell. It's worth the journey. And be polite to the toads.”
—Anne Bishop, New York Times bestselling author of the Black Jewels trilogy
“Luminous and beguiling. With Marrowdell and its enchanting inhabitants, Julie Czerneda has conjured a world that readers can sink into and disappear. I lost myself to this tale that is, by turns, lovely, lyrical, and thrilling. This book is a feast for the mind and the heart.”
—Lesley Livingston
“Infused with idyllic enchantment, Julie Czerneda weaves a heart-warming bucolic tale, packed with magic both wild and strange—a top-notch fantasy read!”
—Janny Wurts

“It contains some of the most lyrical, breathtakingly beautiful writing I have run across in my many years writing reviews.”
—Bookworm Blues