By Orson Scott Card
As probably the most regularly intriguing writers to emerge within the final twenty-five years, Orson Scott Card has been commemorated with a number of awards, immersing readers in miraculous worlds simply he may perhaps create. Now, in appeal, Card works his magic as by no means earlier than, remodeling the undying tale of dozing good looks into an unique delusion brimming with romance and adventure.
The second Ivan stumbled upon a clearing within the dense Carpathian woodland, his lifestyles was once endlessly replaced. Atop a pedestal encircled through fallen leaves, the gorgeous princess Katerina lay nonetheless as demise. yet underneath the foliage a malevolent presence stirred and despatched the ten-year-old Ivan scrambling for the security of Cousin Marek's farm.
Now, years later, Ivan is an American graduate scholar, engaged to be married. but he can't overlook that long-ago day within the forest--or persuade himself it used to be basically a apprehensive boy's delusion. pressured to come to his fatherland, Ivan reveals the clearing simply as he left it.
This time he doesn't run. This time he awakens the sweetness with a kiss . . . and steps right into a global that vanished 1000 years ago.
A wealthy tapestry of clashing worlds and cultures, appeal is a powerfully unique novel of a love and future that go beyond centuries . . . and the darkish strength that stalks them around the a long time.