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Silver Sun Paperback – December 1, 1999

4.7 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews
Book 2 of 5 in the Book of Isle Series

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  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: e-reads.com (December 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0759228086
  • ISBN-13: 978-0759228085
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,879,962 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Mass Market Paperback
I read this book when I was fifteen, and still think it's one of the greatest works of literature I've ever read. This is the store of Alan, and his blood brother Hal, as they struggle to fight against an evil king, find the women they love, and fulfill their destinies.
This novel has some great characterization, and Springer does a great job of portraying the complexities of life in Isle. I only wish they could reprint this series. This is one of her best books!
A must read for fantasy lover and for readers who enjoy complex characterization.
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This book, which is among Ms Springer's earlier works, is a great read. Springer is a great storyteller, so while I was not surprised at the story's end, I didn't mind taking in the sights along the way.
I enjoyed Springer's references to the religious/cultural customs of past societies, without bogging the story down with largely unnecessary explanations. They simply add a backdrop which gives the story a richer and more believable flavor.
While it is now out of print, the paperback version can be inexpensively obtained from a number of used sources. Give it a try.
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This is perhaps one ot the best written fantasy novels of the decade. The storyline is superior, writing style is captivating, and the reader becomes a part of the manuscript.
Being a fantasy novel author, I fully appreciate the great efforts that Nancy Springer put into creating characters that the reader can relate to and understand. Her descriptive quality of writing is fantastic.
I highly recommend this book to readers of fantasy of all ages.
Dave
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When I was in 7th or 8th grade I came across a book called The Silver Sun by Nancy Springer. I read the book multiple times and it wound up being one of my favorites of all time. I don't think there was one day through 7th and 8th grade that I wasn't carrying it around with me and engrossed in it in study hall.

The Silver Sun is a fantasy novel set in the land of Isle, ruled by the tyrannical King Iscovar. The main characters are Hal, the son of the king, and Alan, his half brother.

Throughout his childhood, Hal was hated by his father and physically tortured and kept in dungeons. He escaped and has a quest to take the throne from his father and rule the land peacefully.

At the beginning of the book, Hal finds Alan, who has been robbed and beaten in the forest. Hal nurses him back to health and they soon become blood brothers and partners in the quest to take the kingdom from the evil King, building alliances with local outlaws and building an army in order to do so.

The book is filled with, and basically built around, a whole mythology. In the land in which the book is set, there are many gods. Hal worships the god called "The One", which is, in his belief system, the true god. There is a lot of mythology built around The One- and elves, the original peaceful rulers of the earth, who are immortal until they marry or are killed. Elves are not univerally believed to exist, however within the mythology surrounding The One, elves were once believed to rule the earth until humans took over and corrupted it. The elves are peaceful beings and are believed to live in a land without corruption - a perfect world that they created when the humans took over the earth - that is sheltered from the evil of the human blight.
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How can you NOT love a book where people say they love each other (in a strictly platonic manner) after a few days of being on the road together? Men who weep and tear at their hair--men who are great at swordplay and greater at stomping off into the bushes?
Honestly, I love this book. I read it as a kid and just re-read it and loved it in the way that someone loves a beautiful old, over-scroll-worked clock or piece of furniture. Maybe it's just nostalgia, but this story is so...simple. (Yes, I know this story borrows heavily from Tolkien canon. I KNOW!) The characters are better than they should be. Nothing is that terribly torturous or drawn-out.This story produced now would have gallons of blood and detailed torture, sex and REALLY abysmal acts by the heroes that would make us hate them for a while...there would be a serious love triangle, too (ugh someone please stop that lame convention!) This is not that story. It was kind of a nice break, actually. A beautiful, light fairytale that you can put down afterward and sigh, wishing that the world was just a little more magical. :)
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
My cousin gave me this book when I was about fourteen, along with the Silver Sun and Sable Moon. I'm now 18, and still read and reread the books. I love them!!! The Silver Sun is definitely the best. Everyone should read them. I am also glad to know there are more books about them. The Book of Suns also is about the world Isle that is the world of Alan and Hal.
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This is without a doubt the best book ever written. Known by another name The Book Of Suns Nancy Springer is my favorite author and love everything she has written she is what made me want to become a writter myself.
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The kingdom of Isle is ruled by horrible tyrants and a horrible religious cult that seems to be based on a nightmare version of Christianity. The evil rulers worship the "sacred son" with tortures and human sacrifices. The rulers are opposed by people who follow other religions, some of which are benignly pagan and one of which (evidently the true religion) is benignly monotheistic.

I have read this book with great enjoyment several times. Once I would have given it 5 stars unhesitatingly, but the nightmare version of Christianity presented by the author has begun to bother me a little. I wish the evil ruling cult did not bear such a close resemblance to Christianity.
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