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Ash masterfully avoids most of the usual fantasy memes--except, of course, the reluctant hero, Gavril--and imports a vast menagerie of technologies and culturally resonant magics into her world. Her conflicting armies wield magic, muskets, and heavy cannon alongside darker forces that are too delicious to mention here. Apart from a few niggling inconsistencies (Gavril's transformation from foppish artist to deft statesman, for one), Ash's novel is a frosty infusion of new air into a genre overrun with the usual maidens-with-broadswords clichés. -Jeremy Pugh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Lord of Snow and Shadows is an epic story. And I mean that in the traditional sense: there's a cast of characters that's fairly large, it spans several countries, and it involves a... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Elizabeth M. Wade
A young man named Gavril finds himself the heir to an unfortunate talent - he can transform into a Drakhaoul, a particularly terrifying beast. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Fantasy Book Lane
I read Lord of Ice and Shadow while out of town. Upon returning home, I went to Amazon and purchased all of Sarah Ash's books. I have two of these left to read. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Delia Tamez
Got the book and it was in amazing condition! Took a little bit of time to get to us but it was worth it and like brand new!Published on June 28, 2012 by kayla-taggart
The first book in the Tears of Artamon trilogy is definitely worth reading. Sarash Ash handles well the large cast, the numerous layers of politcal intruige, and weaves a deep and... Read morePublished on September 8, 2010 by Ria (Bibliotropic)
Gavril has no idea what he's up against. In one day, he goes from being a talented, but commonly born peasant with little knowledge of his parentage painting (and falling in love... Read morePublished on January 25, 2010 by A. Ebbutt
This is the first volume of The Tears of Artamon (before Prisoner of the Ironsea Tower, and Children of the Serpent Gate). Read morePublished on January 19, 2010 by Stephanie Noverraz
Lord of Snow and Shadows is the first book of Sarah Ash's magnum opus, The Tears of Artamon Trilogy, and chronicles the introduction of a young artist named Gavril Andar into the... Read morePublished on December 5, 2009 by M. Natisin
Let me begin this my stating that I have not finished the book, yet. I bought the book because it didn't seem the run of the mill sword and sorcery and while the story idea is... Read morePublished on April 15, 2009 by Amazon Customer