Patricia A. McKillip - Ombria in Shadow - Orion Publishing Group

Ombria in Shadow

By Patricia A. McKillip

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The World Fantasy Award-winning novel.

The Prince of Ombria is dying, and already his sinister great-aunt is plotting to seize power. The Black Pearl is feared throughout the land, and the city folk know her reign will be a terrible one. Only the prince's son can stop her from seizing the throne but he's just a boy - barely worth the trouble of doing away with.

Ombria, it seems, is doomed. And yet, beneath the streets, in a buried world of shadows and ghosts, a mysterious sorceress is weaving new spells, watched over by a girl sculpted entirely from wax ...

Biographical Notes

Patricia A. McKillip (1948 - )
Patricia A. McKillip is the award-winning author of many fine fantasy novels, including World Fantasy Award-winner The Forgotten Beasts of Eld, The Sorceress and the Cygnet, Winter Rose and Song for the Basilisk. She lives in Oregon, USA.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781473205741
  • Publication date: 11 Sep 2014
  • Page count: 304
  • Imprint: Gollancz
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