Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Adult Literature Best Book (nominee)
Centuries after a group of warring wizards eliminate war from the Dubious Hills, the Hills are a place where knowledge and ability are parcelled out in strange ways. Only the group known as the Akoumi understand death, only the Gnosi know how to teach, and only the Physici can know pain. Dean weaves a strange and compelling examination of knowledge, responsiblity and death.
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Used availability for Pamela Dean's The Dubious Hills
April 1994 : USA Hardback
March 2016 : Paperback
February 1995 : USA Mass Market Paperback
March 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition