Blackdog - K.V. Johansen (Paperback)

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Barcode
9781616145217
Department
Books
Released
20 Sep 2011
Supply Source
UK

Book

Authors
K. Johansen
K. V. Johansen
K.V. Johansen
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Random House Inc
Language
English
Number of Pages
547
Dimensions
229 x 152 x 44mm (590g)

Annotation

After coming to the aid of a young girl and her dying dog, caravan guard Holla-Sayan unwittingly becomes the protector of the goddess Attalissa and the vessel for the spirit of her Blackdog guardian.

Summary

In a land where gods walk on the hills and goddesses rise from river, lake, and spring, the caravan-guard Holla-Sayan, escaping the bloody conquest of a lakeside town, stops to help an abandoned child and a dying dog. The girl, though, is the incarnation of Attalissa, goddess of Lissavakail, and the dog a shape-changing guardian spirit whose origins have been forgotten. Possessed and nearly driven mad by the Blackdog, Holla-Sayan flees to the desert road, taking the powerless avatar with him. Necromancy, treachery, massacres, rebellions, and gods dead or lost or mad, follow hard on the their heels. But it is Attalissa herself who may be the Blackdog’s—and Holla-Sayan’s—doom.

Fiction

General Subject
Fantasy
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Fantasy / Epic
BIC Classification 1
Fantasy
Library Subject 1
Fantasy fiction
Library Subject 2
Magic
Library Subject 3
Goddesses
Dewey Classification
813/.54

Author Bio

K.V. Johnasen is a successful author, editor, freelance journalist, and illustrator.

Review Quotes

"I'm hooked. The mix of magic, Tibetan-style religion, and Harold-Lamb-style adventure is pretty addicting."
JAMES ENGE, World Fantasy Award nominated author of Blood of Ambrose and The Wolf Age "Interesting and absorbing; Blackdog takes as its heart, and its strength, a subject that most fantasy writers shy away from--the Gods themselves."
TOM LLOYD, Author of The Twilight Reign series