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The Flight of Mavin Manyshaped (The Books of the True Game: Mavin Manyshaped #2)

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There were seven cities in the Chasm. built to cling to the great cliff wall, woven into the massive roots of the flattrees! Once there had been eight cities - but the eighth had disappeared one night, fallen into the chaem's mysterious depths. No one hadever ventured to the bottom of the chasm. No one had dared, in spite of tales of the lost city's treasure. Until the bir ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published June 1st 1985 by Ace (first published January 1st 1985)
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Nov 12, 2011 Carol. rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of young adult, shape -changer, classic fantasy
A story that has left elements stuck like flypaper in my head for many, many years. On re-read, I find it just as compelling--perhaps my only complaint is that the ending is a little under-written, as if the publisher was trying to keep her within a certain page length. Knowing Tepper and the books she has put out since, I wouldn't be at all surprised. Which is too bad, really, because when you read this book, you will be wanting more, more, more.

Unusual in the Mavin series, it's largely from th
Far away from the lands of the Great Game is the Giant Chasm, where seven cities exist on great bridges made out of the giant roots of the plants that grow in the world above.

Beedie Bridger just wants to be a good bridger. She is smart and conscientious, and when an unlikely accident nearly kills her, an accident a lot like the one that killed her parents, things don't look good. Fortunately for Beedie, the unexpected Mavin Manyshaped happens to be nearby, looking for her long-long sister.

Arlene Allen
Have I said enough about this series? This is my favorite of them - the city and people of the bridge is imagination and originality at its finest. She was brilliant.
This is a wonderful world of magic, love, changing shape. If you can get ahold of this series do so.
vivid thoughtful adventure
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Sheri Stewart Tepper is a prolific American author of science fiction, horror and mystery novels; she is particularly known as a feminist science fiction writer, often with an ecofeminist slant.

Born near Littleton, Colorado, for most of her career (1962-1986) she worked for Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood, where she eventually became Executive Director. She has two children and is married to Gen
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