Jarred, recently come of age, is leaving the sun-scorched desert village that has always been his home. He sets out with a band of friends to see the mighty and beautiful kingdom of the north and to seek out the truth about his father, who came to the village a stranger and departed when Jarred was ten, never to return. After the travellers are set upon in a ravine and several of their number sustain injuries, they seek shelter in the Marsh of Slievmordhu a a cool green world of dazzling beauty as different from their homeland as night and day. Here Jarred meets Lilith, and in a single moment he realizes that his life can never be the same again. But neither of the young lovers is aware how closely linked their fates a and their past a really are. During a visit to Cathair Rua, the Red City, Jarred stumbles across the secret of the Iron Tree, and with it an unbearable truth about his father's identity... Praise for the aBitterbyndea trilogy: aDart-Thorntonas Bitterbynde trilogy a each book and all three together - deserves to win every fantasy award there isa Tanith Lee 'Hobbit-fanciers will find much to delight them' The TimesMost likely he would have gone to the apothecaries, or the carlins, or evenaif he were in severe straitsato the gypsies. ... of shamanic tools including weedpipes carved into mysterious forms, hookahs, painted ceremonial shields, handdrums, ... He bowed to Jarred and bared his teeth in a rabbity snarl apparently intended as a grin, which displayed a row of charcoal stubs to match those of the woman.
|Title||:||The Iron Tree|
|Publisher||:||Pan Macmillan - 2011-12-12|