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The Oddling Prince

Nancy Springer

In the ancient moors of Scotland, the king of Calidon lies on his deathbed, cursed by a ring that cannot be removed from his finger. He may only be saved by two brothers whose love and loyalty to each other will be such that it defies impending warfare, sundering seas, fated hatred, and the very course of time itself.

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The Oddling Prince

by Nancy Springer

ISBN: Book ISBN: 978-1-61696-289-0 Digital ISBN: 978-1-61696-290-6

Published: May 2018

Available Format(s): Trade Paperback and Digital Books

Description

In the ancient moors of Scotland, the king of Calidon lies on his deathbed, cursed by a ring that cannot be removed from his finger. When a mysterious fey stranger appears to save the king, he also carries a secret that could tear the royal family apart.

The kingdom’s only hope will lie with two young men raised worlds apart. Aric is the beloved heir to the throne of Calidon; Albaric is clearly of noble origin yet strangely out of place.

The Oddling Prince is a tale of brothers whose love and loyalty to each other is such that it defies impending warfare, sundering seas, fated hatred, and the very course of time itself. In her long-awaited new fantasy novel, Nancy Springer (the Books of Isle series) explores the darkness of the human heart as well as its unceasing capacity for love.

About the Author

Nancy Springer is the award-winning author of more than fifty novels, including the Books of Isle fantasy series, the Enola Holmes mystery series and a plethora of magical realism, women’s fiction, contemporary young adult and other titles. She received the James Tiptree Jr. Award for Larque on the Wing, the Edgar Allan Poe Award for her juvenile mysteries Toughing It and Looking for Jamie Bridger, and has been a frequent nominee for the Nebula and World Fantasy awards. Forthcoming from Tachyon Publishing, The Oddling Prince is a heartfelt return to her beginnings, forty years ago, in the fantasy genre. She currently lives in the Florida Panhandle, where she rescues feral cats and enjoys the vibrant wildlife of the wetlands.

Praise for Nancy Springer

“Ms. Springer’s work is outstanding in the field.”
—Andre Norton

“Nancy Springer writes like a dream.”
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Nancy Springer’s kind of writing is the kind that makes you want to run out, grab people on the street, and tell them to go find her book immediately and read them, all of them.”
The Salem News

Praise for Fair Peril

“Rollicking, outrageous . . . eccentric, charming…Springer has created a hilarious blend of feminism and fantasy in this heartfelt story of the power of a mother’s love.”
Publishers Weekly

“A delightful romp of a book…an exuberant and funny feminist fairy tale.”
Lambda Book Report

“Moving, eloquent… Fair Peril is modern/timeless storytelling at its best, both enchanting and very down-to-earth.”
Locus

Praise for Larque on the Wing

“Satisfying and illuminating…scathing…nightmarish…uproariously funny…an off-the-wall contemporary fantasy that refuses to fit any of the normal boxes.”
Asimov’s Science Fiction

“Irresistible…charming, eccentric…thoughtful and significant…a winning, precisely rendered foray into magic realism.”
Kirkus

Praise for Chains of Gold

“Fantasy as its finest.”
Romantic Times

“Nancy Springer is a writer possessed of a uniquely individual vision. The story in Chains of Gold is borrowed from no one. It has a small, neat scope rare in a book of this genre, and it is a little jewel.”
Mansfield News Journal

“Springer writes with depth and subtlety; her characters have failings as well as strengths, and the topography is as vivid as the lands of dreams and nightmares. Cerilla is a worthy heroine, her story richly mythic.”
Publishers Weekly

 

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