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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Wildside Press; 2nd edition (Jan. 1 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1587152886
  • ISBN-13: 978-1587152887
  • Product Dimensions: 22.4 x 15.2 x 2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 358 g
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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By A Customer on April 13 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Overall the book is worth a read, if you want to read the whole Ethshire collection. But if you want to read a good story look at some of Watt-Evans other books. The story centers on a young man, going in search of his fortune, a tired old cliche, he runs across a young woman with wings who doesn't want to grow up and has the magic behind her to make it happen. He faces the problem of falling in love with the perpetual child as he himself grows up. Add to this situation an old man, magicly smitten with the adolescent angel. The best part is a cameo appearance of Valdar the innkeeper, from The Misenchanted Sword, a much better book.
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Not his best work April 13 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Overall the book is worth a read, if you want to read the whole Ethshire collection. But if you want to read a good story look at some of Watt-Evans other books. The story centers on a young man, going in search of his fortune, a tired old cliche, he runs across a young woman with wings who doesn't want to grow up and has the magic behind her to make it happen. He faces the problem of falling in love with the perpetual child as he himself grows up. Add to this situation an old man, magicly smitten with the adolescent angel. The best part is a cameo appearance of Valdar the innkeeper, from The Misenchanted Sword, a much better book.
If only the author would continue this series..... Sept. 21 2013
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Great book and an interesting addition to the world of Ethshar.... hopefully the author or maybe someone else will continue with this series....
Read It! Aug. 7 2007
By John R. Shaw - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Let's see: This is an Ethshar series book and is therefore an excellent read. That may sound like a bold statement, but it is a fact. Before you run out and buy it I recommend that you start at the beginning with the first book "The miss enchanted sword", that way you will understand what is going on. Get the whole series and enjoy many hours wasting time reading about a world of total fantasy.

Note: This applies to every book in the series, I have read them all.
Hardcover please! Jan. 16 2007
By J. Gardner - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
All of Lawrence Watt-Evans books are wonderful. Please print these in hardcover though!!! I hope somebody is listening out there.
4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Sorry LWE, but . . . . Dec 11 2002
By Carrie Johnson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I'd like to apologize to LWE for writing this, since he is by far my favorite author. I realize that this is his most beloved Ethshar novel, but I could barely get through this book both times I read it. I read it twice just to make sure I didn't gloss over some deeper hidden meaning. I didn't. This book is about a journey. A rather loooooong one. I felt like I was there, too, eating all the dust and sweating in the sun with them. I just missed all the fun that I really think LWE wanted in the tale. Try any of the other Ethshar stories, you won't be disappointed.

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