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The Slave and the Free

(A book in the Holdfast series)
An omnibus of novels by

After thirty years, Suzy McKee Charnas has completed her incomparable epic tale of men and women, slavery and freedom, power and human frailty.

It started with Walk to the End of the World, where Alldera the Messenger is a slave among the Fems, in thrall to men whose own power is waning.

In continued with Motherlines, where Alldera the Runner is a fugitive among the Riding Women, who live a tribal life of horse-thieving and storytelling, killing the few men who approach their boundaries.

The books that finish Alldera's story, The Furies and The Conqueror's Child, are now available. Once you start here, you won't want to stop until you've read the last word of the last book.

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"One of the best books I've read this year." - Dorothy Allison

"Only one science fiction book in hundreds manages to convince the reader that it ever could have happened anywhere, and at least that few are worth reading at all. . . . [Charnas has] created a future that is at once believable and fascinating." - William S Burroughs

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Paperback Editions

June 1999 : USA Paperback

Title: The Slave and The Free: Books 1 and 2 of 'The Holdfast Chronicles': 'Walk to the End of the World' and 'Motherlines'
Author(s): Suzy McKee Charnas
ISBN: 0-312-86912-6 / 978-0-312-86912-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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