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Three Names of the Hidden God

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What occult mysteries tie together a magical disappearing lake, a courageous young birdcatcher, a hidden god, and the savage politics of an ancient kingdom?

Discover the wonders and wisdom of the Compass Rose in this new fantasy short story by two-time Nebula Award nominated author Vera Nazarian, set in the same mythic universe as her critically acclaimed novel DREAMS OF TH
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Kindle Edition, 26 pages
Published January 30th 2012 by Norilana Books
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Katy
Jan 22, 2013 Katy rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone, esp. fans of Dreams of the Compass Rose
Shelves: ebook
Book Info: Genre: Fantasy
Reading Level: Adult
Recommended for: anyone who enjoyed Dreams of the Compass Rose or enjoys beautiful stories
Trigger Warnings: Patricide

Disclosure: I picked this up on Smashwords, where it happened to be free, because I enjoyed the novel Dreams of the Compass Rose, in which universe this story is set. No review was requested. All opinions are my own.

Synopsis: What occult mysteries tie together a magical disappearing lake, a courageous young birdcatcher, a hidden god, an
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Erin Penn
Apr 30, 2016 Erin Penn rated it really liked it
Set in Ms. Nazarian's "collage" Dreams of a Compass Rose universe, the stand-alone "Three Names of the Hidden God" reads like a cross between mythology and historian prose.

The initial couple pages were pedestrian, setting the stage for when the character is all grown up. Then things get good, really good. I love the young man constant questioning of the answers of others and his inability to just keep his mouth shut and go along with the crowd. He offers unpolished, unenhanced truth, somehow cap
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Mar 17, 2016 Dharia Scarab rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
An interesting fairytale feel to this short story.


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Vera Nazarian is a two-time Nebula Award Nominee, award-winning artist, and member of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, a writer with a penchant for moral fables and stories of intense wonder, true love, and intricacy.

She immigrated to the USA from the former USSR as a kid, sold her first story at the age of 17, and since then has published numerous works in anthologies and magazines
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