Points of Departure

Points of Departure

Liavek Stories

Book - 2015
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"Liavek is a hot, busy trade city, situated on the southern shore of the Sea of Luck at the mouth of the Cat River. In Liavek, magic is based on one's 'birth luck' and the length of time one's mother was in labor. Everyone has luck, but using it is another matter. Luck, or magic, must be invested annually in some object outside oneself; only then can it be used to power spells. And investing one's magic is difficult and dangerous. Prospective magicians who fail find their magic draining away, and with it, their life."--Back cover.
Publisher: New York , New York :, Diversion Books,, 2015.
Edition: First Diversion Books edition.
ISBN: 9781626815551
Branch Call Number: FICTION Wrede Patricia 06/2015
Characteristics: 362 pages ;,22 cm
Additional Contributors: Dean, Pamela 1953-


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Jul 09, 2016

I enjoyed this book of short stories revolving around a common cast of characters. I enjoy Patricia Wrede's writing more than Pamela Dean's. This book makes me wish that KCLS had the other Liavek books, but they are all out of print. I guess I can get them ILL, but it's hard to manage the timing of those.


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