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Brandon Sanderson.

By Brandon Sanderson

Elantris was the capital of Arelon: gigantic, beautiful, literally radiant, filled with benevolent beings who used their powerful magical abilities for the benefit of all. Yet each of these demigods was once an ordinary person until touched by the mysterious transforming power of the Shaod. Ten years ago, without warning, the magic failed. Elantrians became wizened, leper-like, powerless creatures, and Elantris itself dark, filthy, and crumbling.

Arelon's new capital, Kae, crouches in the shadow of Elantris. Princess Sarene of Teod arrives for a marriage of state with Crown Prince Raoden, hoping -- based on their correspondence -- to also find love. She finds instead that Raoden has died and she is considered his widow. Both Teod and Arelon are under threat as the last remaining holdouts against the imperial ambitions of the ruthless religious fanatics of Fjordell. So Sarene decides to use her new status to counter the machinations of Hrathen, a Fjordell high priest who has come to Kae to convert Arelon and claim it for his emperor and his god.

But neither Sarene nor Hrathen suspect the truth about Prince Raoden. Stricken by the same curse that ruined Elantris, Raoden was secretly exiled by his father to the dark city. His struggle to help the wretches trapped there begins a series of events that will bring hope to Arelon, and perhaps reveal the secret of Elantris itself.

A rare epic fantasy that doesn't recycle the classics and that is a complete and satisfying story in one volume, Elantris is fleet and fun, full of surprises and characters to care about. It's also the wonderful debut of a welcome new star in the constellation of fantasy.



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Format: Book
Author: Sanderson, Brandon
Title: Elantris / Brandon Sanderson.
Publisher Date: New York : Tor, 2005.
Subject: Blessing and cursing -- Fiction City and town life -- Fiction Princesses -- Fiction Princes -- Fiction
Isbn: 0765311771 9780765311771
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Format: Book
Author: Sanderson, Brandon
Title: Elantris / Brandon Sanderson.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Tor, 2005.
Description: 492 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Blessing and cursing -- Fiction
Subjects: City and town life -- Fiction
Subjects: Princesses -- Fiction
Subjects: Princes -- Fiction
Notes: "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
LCCN: 2004063765
ISBN: 0765311771
ISBN: 9780765311771
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Call Number: F Sanderson