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Lamentation

(2009)
(The first book in the Psalms of Isaak series)
A novel by

 
 
An ancient weapon has completely destroyed the city of Windwir. From many miles away, Rudolfo, Lord of the Nine Forest Houses, sees the horrifying column of smoke rising. He knows that war is coming to the Named Lands.

Nearer to the Devastation, a young apprentice is the only survivor of the city - he sat waiting for his father outside the walls, and was transformed as he watched everyone he knew die in an instant.

Soon all the Kingdoms of the Named Lands will be at each others' throats, as alliances are challenged and hidden plots are uncovered.

This remarkable first novel from an award-winning short fiction writer will take readers away to a new world - an Earth so far in the distant future that our time is not even a memory; a world where magick is commonplace and great areas of the planet are impassable wastes. But human nature hasn't changed through the ages: War and faith and love still move princes and nations.

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Ken Scholes's Lamentation is an iconic SF story cloaked in fantasy, drawing raw material from classics such as A Canticle for Liebowitz and Earth Abides, but forging something new, with colorful characters, compelling scenes, and unfolding miracles." - Kevin J Anderson

"This is the golden age of fantasy, with a dozen masters doing their best work. Then along comes Ken Scholes, with his amazing clarity, power, and invention, and shows us all how it's done." - Orson Scott Card

"As intricate as a Whymer maze, Ken Scholes' Lamentation will keep the reader up until the wee hours, winding through this splendid labyrinth. Bravo!" - Dennis L McKiernan

"Ken Scholes' Lamentation is a whale of a first novel, set in a world where technological magic has come and gone, and come again, where organized religion has attempted to recover and restore lost knowledge, if with a certain amount of censorship, where no one is quite what they seem, and where parental ambitions for offspring are filled with deep love and sacrifices, along with double double-crosses, conflicting motives, and tragedy." - L E Modesitt Jr

"Ken Scholes is a hot new voice to watch for on the interesting frontier between science fiction and fantasy. He has a keen eye for action and a keen ear for the sounds of the human heart. Grab on now, because he's going places." - Harry Turtledove


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Used availability for Ken Scholes's Lamentation

Hardback Editions

February 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: Lamentation (The Psalms of Isaak)
Author(s): Ken Scholes
ISBN: 0-7653-2127-0 / 978-0-7653-2127-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

September 2009 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Lamentation (Psalms of Isaak, Book 1)
Author(s): Ken Scholes
ISBN: 0-7653-6091-8 / 978-0-7653-6091-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Fantasy
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September 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lamentation (Psalms of Isaak)
Author(s): Ken Scholes
ISBN: 1-250-19773-2 / 978-1-250-19773-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: St. Martins Press-3PL
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Audio Editions

February 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Lamentation (The Psalms of Isaak)
Author(s): Ken Scholes
ISBN: 1-4272-0625-2 / 978-1-4272-0625-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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February 2009 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Lamentation: The Psalms of Isaak
Author(s): Ken Scholes
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


February 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Lamentation: The Psalms of Isaak, Book 1
Author(s): Ken Scholes
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

February 2009 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Lamentation (The Psalms of Isaak Book 1)
Author(s): Ken Scholes
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU