By Guy Gavriel Kay

ISBN-10: 0451458974

ISBN-13: 9780451458971

The writer of The Fionavar Tapestry trilogy-hailed via Andre Norton as "one of the very best...since Tolkien"-returns with a significantly acclaimed fable of 2 eternally hostile kingdoms: one governed via males, the opposite by means of ladies.

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He saw only its dark, gauzy reflection, and he froze, his heart beginning to hammer. Owen forced himself to approach the tub, more cautious than he'd meant to, the hesitation in his approach redoubling his fear, imagination running amok. He'd seen something, the shadow of the door in the hall light, or his own shadow caught in the corner of his eye, and he'd mistaken it for the figure of a man or a woman standing in the shower. Or a girl, his mind whispered, before he could prevent the thought from surfacing.

Much of the paint had flaked off, and as he drove past, Owen realized you couldn't spell Chapel Lake without an H, an E, and two Ls. The town wasn't exactly thriving, either. Many small towns had become havens for retirees, meaning big business from Baby Boomers, well-to-do folk trying to escape the city, the rat race, the teenagers and immigrants. Chapel Lake, it seemed, was not one of those towns. Maybe a dozen years ago it had been a decent-sized tourist trap (the run-down B&Bs were evidence of that), but not today.

I'm good," he said, a little more aggressively than he'd meant. "Okay," she said. " 2 Owen dressed quickly in the clothes he'd left in the bathroom cubby, and looked up Chapel Lake again, this time for a map. The town and lake went by the same name, both nestled in a patch of forest along with hundreds of other small lakes—called the Kawartha Lakes or, simply, the Kawarthas—crisscrossed by provincial highways, communities, and country roads in Peterborough County, a little over two hours' drive northeast of Toronto.

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