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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (581 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Orson Scott Card Narrator: Emily Janice Card Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Mithermages Series Release Date:
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When Runnel, a friendless peasant from a village so humble that money is a new concept, leaves his mountain valley, he is completely unaware of his magical talents. Seeking his fortune, he stumbles into a centuries-old feud when he travels to Mitherhome, the city of the water mages. He accepts a servant’s position in the household of the sole stone mage permitted within the city walls, and there his untapped magical talents and his fascination with his master’s abilities are a predictably dangerous combination. Soon, without meaning to, he complicates and endangers the lives of everyone he has come to know and care about, for when it comes to magic, there are rules and laws, and the untrained mage-to-be must be careful not to tap into deep forces and ancient enmities. Otherwise, other people might end up paying the price for his mistakes.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Dreamy prose and intricate world-building…Card’s obvious familiarity with his world and its enthralling history…makes for a pleasant…interlude.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Judging from Stonefather, it seems we’re about to receive another American fantasy classic from Card.”


Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jared | 2/20/2014

    " The story started off great, but then felt hurried. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Douglas | 2/11/2014

    " I actually enjoyed this far more than the Mithermages novel I read. I would prefer to read about this world rather than the mages in our world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kathleen | 2/9/2014

    " Card does most of his characterization through dialog, and he's a master at it. This is a great story about how a young man, innocent of the ways of the world, goes about doing his honest best and making important changes. It's not very long, but it tells an exciting story, and is, apparently, a lead-in for a new series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cale | 2/4/2014

    " Sometimes it's hard to separate an author from his works. I'm not a big fan of Card's beliefs and statements in public. But you know what? He's an amazing writer and world builder. This novella is testament to that - in a little over 100 pages he has created a fascinating new world that stands apart from his others (Ender Saga, Prentice Alvin, Songs of Earth, etc.). The idea of battle between stone magic and water magic played through a city and history makes for a rich mythology that is discovered through the protagonist Runnel's eyes in an organic way. It tells a complete story but leaves so much space for new tales that I'm anxious to discover more of it. "

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