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Clouds End

3.34  ·  Rating Details ·  122 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
With haunting prose and unforgettable images, Sean Stewart weaves an extraordinary fable of a world where myths come to life and reality is just beyond reach. Clouds End tells the story of Brook, a young women living on an island near the edge of the Mist, whose destiny washes up on the shore in the form of her twin. They are two women of one soul, who must embark on a jou ...more
Paperback, 388 pages
Published August 1st 1996 by Ace Trade
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Aug 07, 2013 Terry rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, canadian
I love Sean Stewart and I wish he hadn't given up on writing fantasy. His books are always a treat and pay back tenfold the effort put into them by the reader. _Clouds End_ was Stewart's "pure fantasy" novel, not the mixed urban fantasy with science fictional elements type of story that the majority of his works seem to fall into. I have to admit that the first time I tried to read this book I didn't like it. I still think that Stewart wasn't fully successful in realizing what he was attempting ...more
Dec 01, 2008 Cera rated it really liked it
I tried reading this years ago, when I first discovered Stewart, but was put off by the language. This time it fell perfectly into place with my other reading, and I devoured the novel quite rapidly. It's dense and peculiar and structured very unusually for a novel -- which I guess shouldn't surprise me, given the structure of Nobody's Son, but this is even more obviously an attempt to get away from the normal 'rising, peaking, falling' form we're taught is The One True Story in school.

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Sep 03, 2007 Cindywho rated it liked it
Decent high fantasy in a strange world pulling itself out of a mist to weave knots and waves together in a small and large story. A young woman by the sea is twinned by a haunt and she and her friends go on an adventure to end a war. (March 15, 2006)
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Oct 03, 2012 Jack rated it it was amazing
One of my all time favorite books. There is an Adventure, and Heroes/Heroines, and gods, and demonic entities, and the Gull Warrior.
Jul 13, 2012 Carolyn rated it really liked it
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Beautifully written.
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Sean Stewart (born June 2, 1965) is a U.S.-Canadian science fiction and fantasy author.

Born in Lubbock, Texas, Sean Stewart moved to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in 1968. After stints in Houston, Texas, Vancouver, British Columbia, Irvine, California and Monterey, California,
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“The world is a giant eye, staring back at the stars. When it tires, it closes its lids--just as I am doing now--and gives way to dreams, which is why the night is so much more mysterious than the day.” 17 likes
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