The Ruins of Ambrai by Melanie Rawn
(Exiles, Vol. 1)

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Torn apart in childhood by the intrigues and machinations of their elders, three Mageborn sisters take their stands against one another on opposing sides of a conflict between two powerful schools of magic.

About Melanie Rawn

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Science fiction and fantasy novelist Melanie Rawn was born in 1954. She received a B.A. in history from Scripps College. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as a teacher and an editor. She is the author of the Dragon Prince trilogy, the Dragon Star trilogy, the Exiles trilogy and other novels and short stories.
Published November 1, 1994 by DAW Hardcover. 480 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Rawn (Skybowl, 1993, etc.) makes a strong bid to establish herself as the Rube Goldberg of fantasy as she embellishes her account of revolution on the planet Lenfell with an excess of explication, minor characters, and details (some explored in an ""index"" too spotty to be useful) that ensure th...

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(For a more well thought out novel dealing with this premise, I recommend David Brin's Glory Season.) The Ruins of Ambrai failed to gain my interest, and perhaps it was just as well, since the second book in the Exiles series, The Mageborn Traitor, won't be out until this winter or next spring, ...

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