The Lightstone by David Zindell

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On the island continent of Ea it is a dark time of chaos and war. Morjin, immortal fallen angel and Lord of Lies seeks to enslave the entire world. The one thing that may destroy him is the legendary Lightstone, an object lost in the mist of time. A call is sent out by those still free to seek this grail and give Men hope after ages of despair. It is a quest that none have seen the like of in ten generations. And most believe is doomed to fail.

What hero is man enough, brave enough…or foolish enough to embark on such a mad quest?

Valashu Elahad, the seventh and youngest Valeri prince of the royal house of Mesh is such a man. With his faithful companion Maram by his side Valashu will journey to the farthest reaches of Ea to try and reclaim this mystical object, to free the world of Morjin's evil and save his people from sure destruction. Along the way he will discover truths about friendship, courage…and love.

And come to discover a power that threatens to sunder his world.

 

About David Zindell

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David Zindell's short story "Shanidar" was a prize-winning entry in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future contest. In addition to The Lightstone, he is the author of several critically acclaimed novels: Neverness, The Broken God, and The Wild.  He resides in Colorado.
 
Published May 1, 2007 by Tor Books. 435 pages
Genres: Self Help, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Zindell (Neverness ) stirs together the grail legend, a dash of Blake and a sprinkling of Tolkien with other bits of lore in this classic fantasy quest, a revised

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Together, according to Morjin, they can use the Lightstone to turn Ea into the beautiful world of peace and love of which Valashu dreams.

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