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It is a time of bounty in the Queensrealm, thanks to Queen Galha, whose wisdom and power are legendary. Her scribes record the glorious events of her reign, but beneath these words lie others—shameful, heartbreaking, and true—that threaten to destroy the realm. This magnificent prequel to A Telling of Stars is a saga of epic sweep, deeply realized characters, and page-turn ...more
Paperback, 496 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by Penguin Canada (first published February 25th 2005)
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Lorina Stephens
Jun 01, 2016 Lorina Stephens rated it really liked it
It is always a pleasure to delve into the detailed, gorgeous story-telling of Caitlin Sweet; A Telling of Stars and Silences of Home are no exception to that experience.

In these two linked novels Sweet reveals an epic story spanning centuries, with actions that echo through generations with devastating effect.

In the first, A Telling of Stars, we are introduced to the young woman, Jaele, who has suffered a terrorist attack on her fishing village, with the terrorists a long-accursed race from acro
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What to say of a Telling powerful enough to keep a humble reader awake through the night? Poe had the right idea, with " much of Madness and more of Sin and Horror the soul of the plot."
In the briefest summary of The Sandman, Neil Gaiman wrote that Morpheus was presented with a choice between change or death. The series was ultimately built on that choice. What happens if change *is* death, though? Death of what was, altering what comes after?
It's a poetic slice from a world I was glad to s
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Caitlin Sweet’s first fantasy novel, A Telling of Stars, was published by Penguin Canada in 2003. Her second, The Silences of Home, was published in 2005. Between them, they were nominated for Aurora Awards, a Locus Best First Novel Award, long-listed for the Sunburst Award, and ranked in the top 5 of SFSite’s Best Novels of 2005. For a few years she was deluded enough to think that she might writ ...more
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