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Strands of Starlight

Strands of Starlight

(1989)
(A book in the Strands of Starlight series)
A novel by

 
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Baudino ( Dragonsword ) sets this engrossing fantasy-adventure in a mythical land that replicates the political and religious tensions of 14th-century Europe. The heroine, Miriam, unwillingly gifted with the power to heal, falls victim to a savage Inquisition that condemns her ability as witchcraft, and to a ruthless nobleman who rapes her after she saves his life. Baudino understands the psychology of the persecuted, astutely motivating the self-immolating rage that consumes Miriam and leads her to undergo a complete, magical physical metamorphosis (she becomes tall, strong and beautiful) so that she can be a scourge for her enemies. Though the plot has its share of exciting sword fights, bold rescues and similar stock-in-tradehyphens ok?-pk/ yes-rl , Baudino focuses on Miriam's interior journey--her spiritual (which accompanies the corporeal) transformation through contact with the uncorrupted Elves, with the pagan priestesses known as witches and with simple Christians. Her tale acquires an elegiac power, mourning the loss of innocent sources of wisdom even as it vividly imagines them.

 
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Hardback Editions

January 1992 : UK Hardback
Title: Strands Of Starlight
Author(s): Gael Baudino
ISBN: 0-7474-0990-0 / 978-0-7474-0990-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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January 1992 : UK Hardback
Title: Strands Of Starlight '
Author(s): Gael Baudino
ISBN: 0-7474-0991-9 / 978-0-7474-0991-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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Paperback Editions

December 1994 : UK Paperback
Title: Strands Of Starlight Vol 1
Author(s): Gael Baudino
ISBN: 1-85723-264-X / 978-1-85723-264-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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November 1989 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Strands of Starlight
Author(s): Gael Baudino
ISBN: 0-451-45316-6 / 978-0-451-45316-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Roc
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November 1989 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Strands of Starlight (Signet)
Author(s): Gael Baudino
ISBN: 0-451-16371-0 / 978-0-451-16371-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Roc
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January 1992 : UK Paperback
Title: Strands of Starlight
Author(s): Gael Baudino
ISBN: 0-7088-8366-4 / 978-0-7088-8366-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Time Warner Paperbacks
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January 1991 : UK Paperback
Title: Strands Of Starlight
Author(s): Gael Baudino
ISBN: 0-7088-4878-8 / 978-0-7088-4878-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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