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The Waterborn

(1996)
(The first book in the Children of the Changeling series)
A novel by

 
Awards
British Fantasy Society Best Novel (nominee)
The River flowed through all the land, deep and unstoppable, a god in his own right. His head was in the mountains; his arms embraced the outlands; his body lay at the core of all the civilized realms; and his legs stretched on to the distant sea. Dark and sluggish, he rolled unchallenged, dreaming his own invincible might and glory into stark reality.

Everywhere he touched, the River God held dominion. And in Nhol, the fabled city at the heart of the world, an emperor ruled as the living aspect of the god, presiding over the splendors and intrigues of a prosperous land and a glittering court.

Hezhi was an imperial princess; her blood carried the seeds of the River's power. When her favorite cousin disappeared, Hezhi searched throughout the sumptuous palace with its ghosts and priests, giants and courtiers, and frightening creatures of wizardry. And the magic within her began to grow; soon it must attract dangerous attention. Hezhi's anxious quest ripened into a desperate fight for her own life--a battle she could not hope to win alone.

Small wonder that the princess wished for a hero.

And far away, a hero's journey began...

 
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Hardback Editions

July 1996 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Waterborn (Children of the Changeling, Book 1)
Author(s): J Gregory Keyes
ISBN: 0-345-40393-2 / 978-0-345-40393-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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Paperback Editions

October 1998 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: Waterborn
Author(s): J Gregory Keyes
ISBN: 0-517-30048-6 / 978-0-517-30048-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing
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December 1997 : UK Paperback
Title: Waterborn
Author(s): Greg Keyes
ISBN: 1-85723-630-0 / 978-1-85723-630-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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June 1997 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Waterborn
Author(s): Greg Keyes
ISBN: 0-09-966951-X / 978-0-09-966951-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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March 1997 : USA Mass Market Paperback
thumbTitle: The Waterborn (Chosen of the Changeling, Book 1)
Author(s): J Gregory Keyes
ISBN: 0-345-39670-7 / 978-0-345-39670-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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Kindle Editions

April 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Waterborn (Chosen of the Changeling Book 1)
Author(s): Greg Keyes
Publisher: Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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October 2014 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Waterborn: Children of the Changeling Book 1
Author(s): Greg Keyes
Publisher: Gateway
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