Lia-Va is an eighteen year old addict - a black sword-wielding princess who has claimed her throne the traditional way of her people: by killing her father in a bloody battle. From the golden steps of Elriad's White Citadel she embarks on a strange and blood-thirsty journey aboard the pirate hovering sky-ship, Voyeur. She is driven to hunt down the fabled and fabulous twisted root which legend claims is hidden beneath Brafindor’s Church of Our Lady in its chilling catacombs. She is obsessed with her root addiction, cares nothing for the throne or loyal subjects she leaves behind, and will not stop until she gets what she wants.
Islan is a mysterious mute stranger. Lia-Va has hired him as her protector, her back-eyes, as she calls him. But there is more to the gangly silent loner than the renegade princess could ever bargain for.
'Outstanding fiction of the highest calibre.' -- Lucy Masters, Hatchard's Piccadilly children's buyer
I get a sort of Jack Vance vibe from this one...a nice tight tale of fantasy adventure. -- Rick Kleffel, The Agony Column
New fantasy book ... will leave kids and adult spellbound. -- Basildon Evening Echo, March, 2003
Praise for Sean Wright's Jesse Jameson series. ‘Has the reader hooked from the first page till the last.’ -- The Teacher Magazine
Praise for Sean Wright's bestselling Jesse Jameson series: 'A brilliant debut novel, which is fast becoming a modern day classic.’ -- Alison Cresswell, producer of JK Rowling's Omnibus documentary
Sean Wright's new world of wizardry ... has captured the imagination of the publishing world. -- Wisbech Standard, March 2003
Sean Wright's world is hard to get out of my head. It made me breathless, because the pace was fast. -- cool-reads website, March 2003
Very exciting,' -- Eddie Bell, former Chairman at Harper-Collins
Watch Out Harry Potter, here comes Jesse Jameson. -- Lynn News, February, 2003
‘Wow … a great storyteller.’ -- Nikki Ledgard, BBC Radio Broadcaster
From the Publisher
Twisted Root of Jaarfindor is Sean Wright's first novel for the teenage-adult crossover market. The cover-art is by the award-winning Les Edwards, whose superb cover-art has featured on classics such as Ursula Le Guin's 'Wizard of Earthsea,' China Mieville's award-winning bestseller, 'Perdido Street Station,' and Anne McCaffrey's highly acclaimed 'Pern' series. More recently he has illustrated the Terry Pratchett, 2005 Discworld Calendar. The "Twisted Root of Jaarfindor" was short-listed for a British Fantasy Award for best novella in 2005.
- First Edition First Printing
- Paperback: 154 pages
- Publisher: Crowswing Books; 1st Edition edition (30 Oct. 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0954437446
- ISBN-13: 978-0954437442
- Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 1 x 19.8 cm
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