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EAN-139780747573555   EAN-13 barcode 9780747573555
Product NameUrchin of the Riding Stars (The Mistmantle Chronicles)
LanguageEnglish
CategoryBook / Magazine / Publication
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SKU0926-WS1701-A03010-0747573557
Price New22.72 US Dollars    (curriencies)
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Width0.94 inches    (convert)
Height7.8 inches    (convert)
Length5.08 inches    (convert)
AuthorM. I. Mcallister
Page Count336
BindingHardcover
Published01/03/2005
Long DescriptionThe island of Mistmantle is in turmoil. The king and queen are loosing authority over their people and behind the scenes a wicked pair are determined to take control. With a cruel regime of culling the weak and depriving the whole population of basic necessities, this scheming husband and wife team look set to realise their awful ambitions. But to ignore the power of the people is a big mistake. Ancient prophecies combine with radical action to ensure that Lord Husk and Lady Aspen do not achieve their wicked goals.
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