The Cup of the World by John Dickinson

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FILLED WITH IMMENSE characters, this thrilling medieval fantasy filled with moral complexity and vision announces the arrival of a special new writing talent.

Phaedra, the beautiful daughter of a baron, has been visited in dreams by an elusive knight for almost as long as she can remember. And when his presence becomes a reality, she is forced to choose him and a new life over her home and her father. But this sets off a chain of events that she could not have foreseen—a battle between good and evil, which is in turn violent and psychologically compelling. This stunning novel grapples with the huge themes of life, and turns the reader’s expectations upside down again and again, with one vertiginious plunge after another.

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About John Dickinson

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John Dickinson worked for the Ministry of Defense, but has taken a sabbatical to concentrate on his writing. This is his first novel. He is married with children and lives near Exeter in England.From the Hardcover edition.
Published March 25, 2009 by Laurel Leaf. 434 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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Her choice unwittingly plunges her country into civil war, and dark forces seeking release into the waking world will exact a terrible price.

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The Cup of the World by John Dickinson 436pp, David Fickling, £12.99 One of the classic props in Star Trek is a three-dimensional chess game of fiendish complexity, played on multiple levels, and chess is the infrastructure of John Dickinson's mesmerising first novel.

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