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The City in Stone

(The third book in the Book of Elementals series)
A novel by

From the Publisher
THE CITY IN STONE is the long-awaited sequel to Eisenstein's classics SORCERER'S SON and THE CRYSTAL PALACE…

From the Author
Sorcerer's Son was inspired by a talk that fantasy author and editor Lin Carter gave on talismanic rings. It started me thinking about how I might use gems and metal for magic and then, inevitably, what the opposite of that kind of magic might be. From there grew the people who used those kinds of magic, and then the creatures whom they controlled. That was the background. For the story, all the fairy tales I had ever read (a very large number) came into play, plus all the subjects that fascinate me, especially love and loss and yearning, and a young person's search for his place in the world. Those are themes I use over and over again in my fiction, though sometimes I don't realize it consciously till after the story is finished. They are, after all, the stuff of the human condition, whether they occur in a fantasy context or a realistic one. And they're what fairy tales are about, too. The Crystal Palace and The City in Stone grew out of the same material, after I did a lot of mulling. My husband offered some valuable suggestions, too; sometimes I think he understands what I'm trying to do better than I do.

Book Description
In THE CITY IN STONE, the long-awaited sequel to Eisenstein's classics The Sorcerer's Son and The Crystal Palace…

The age of the Great Sorcerers past long ago. Now, they exist only as beings of myth and legend. Only the older elementals remember what the world was like when power and magic flowed freely. Three young apprentices use magic and elemental lore to discover where these mighty sorcerers lived. As they begin to excavate, strange things start to happen. Can Cray Ormuru stop them before the City in Stone reveals its dark secrets?


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Hardback Editions

January 2003 : USA Hardback

Title: The Book of Elementals, Vol. 3: The City in Stone
Author(s): Phyllis Eisenstein
ISBN: 1-59222-010-X / 978-1-59222-010-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Meisha Merlin Publishing, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA