Cecelia Holland


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in Henderson, Nevada, The United States
December 31, 1943

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Pen name used by Elizabeth Eliot Carter.

Cecelia Holland is one of the world's most highly acclaimed and respected historical novelists, ranked by many alongside other giants in that field such as Mary Renault and Larry McMurtry. Over the span of her thirty year career, she's written almost thirty historical novels, including The Firedrake, Rakessy, Two Ravens, Ghost on the Steppe, Death of Attila, Hammer For Princes, The King's Road, Pillar of the Sky, The Lords of Vaumartin, Pacific Street, Sea Beggars, The Earl, The King in Winter, The Belt of Gold, The Serpent Dreamer, The High City, Kings of the North, and a series of fantasy novels, including The Soul Thief, The Witches Kitchen, The Serpent Dreamer, and Varanger. She also w
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The Pillar of the Sky

3.68 avg rating — 302 ratings — published 1985 — 14 editions
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Until the Sun Falls

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“Consider this. The essence of war is to kill your enemy and not get killed yourself.”
Cecelia Holland, Until the Sun Falls: A Novel

“Sabotai smiled. “You know the Yasa—if your clan needed you you could have refused to come.”
Cecelia Holland, Until the Sun Falls: A Novel

“We should remember that it’s easier to destroy than to build, and it’s really easy to destroy something you have no stake in. It was the 10 percent cut in wages that precipitated The Strike. The Bosses reduced their workers’ stake in their operations below the minimum necessary for survival, while denying them any legal recourse. That was when the real Atlas shrugged. ”
Cecelia Holland, Blood on the Tracks

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