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"Beautiful fantasy novel"

It is the witches across the land that anchors the roads that lead to Tir Alainn, the home of the fae. The Inquisitors say the witches are evil so they drive them out of their homes or kill them. Every time that happens a piece of Tir Alainn disappears. The fae, for the most part, are arrogant creatures and don't want to believe that anything in the human world can affect them.

The Inquisitors also believe that women are second class citizens who should be under the domination of their fathers or husbands and it is believed their rights should be taken away from them. They have made headway in the East and are trying to extend their influence in the west. Aiden the Bard and his mate Lyrra the Muse understand the threat to humans and fae but nobody will listen to them. They must find The Hunter, the one member of the fae that every other fae will heed and convince him to help save the witches or Tir Alainn will be no more.

Anne Bishop has created a vivid fantasy world and populated it with creatures from legends and myth. The story line is deep and complex, with many sub-plots tying back into the main theme. SHADOWS AND LIGHT is a beautiful fantasy novel that will keep readers turning the pages until they reach the end of the tale. It is to be hoped that the final installment in this great series will be out soon.

Harriet Klausner

Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted September 10, 2002

SUMMARY

National bestselling author Anne Bishop's novels have been hailed as "genuine gems" (SF Site) and "lavishly sensual" (Library Journal). In her highly anticipated second book in the Tir Alainn Trilogy, she weaves a dazzling tale of romance, high adventure, and thrilling fantasy.

Ever since the slaughter of the witches, the Fae--who should be shielding their long-lost cousins from danger--have ignored the needs of the rest of the world. And shadows are again gathering in the eastern villages--dark, potent shadows that threaten the lives of every witch, woman, and Fae. Only three Fae can stand against the growing madness and help prevent more bloodshed--the Bard, the Muse, and the Gatherer of Souls.

Aiden, the Bard, knows how desperately the world depends upon the Fae's protection. But the Fae refuse to heed his warnings about the wickedness lurking amid the trees. Now Aiden and his one true love--Lyrra, the Muse--must embark on a perilous journey to find the one Fae who can convince the rest to leave their secure perches to save the witches and mortals. Because if the Fae don't act soon, no one will survive....

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Shadows And Light
(The World of the Fae: Book 2)
by Anne Bishop

Roc
October 1, 2002
Available: October 1, 2002
ISBN #0451458990
EAN #9780451458995
432 pages
Paperback
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Other Books by
Anne Bishop

Twilight's Dawn
Shalador's Lady
The Shadow Queen
The Invisible Ring
Tangled Webs
Belladonna
Sebastian
Dreams Made Flesh
Summer in Mossy Creek
The Pillars Of The World
Queen of the Darkness
Heir To The Shadows
Daughter of the Blood


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