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Chains of Gold

(1986)
A novel by

 
 
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The young virgin Cerilla has been brought to the Sacred Isle as consortfor one hourof the Summer King Arlen before he is to be gruesomely sacrificed in the Winter-King ritual. Trying to escape, Cerilla meets Arlen and they fall in love. Arlen's companion Lonn offers to trick the priestesses and take Arlen's place, allowing the lovers to flee. Lonn's gift has its price, however, as his spirit follows the runaways through harsh and fantastic lands to the home they establish beyond the Mountains of Mystery. When Lonn, in the shape of Cerilla's new baby, announces he will claim her as his own bride, Cerilla consults the Oracle and abandons the babe. Later, she risks Arlen's love and tracks the baby to the Afterworld, braving the Goddess's wrath but eventually earning her protection. Springer, author of Wings of Flame and other fantasies, writes with depth and subtlety; her characters have failings as well as strengths, and the topography is as vivid as are lands of dreams and nightmares. Cerilla is a worthy heroine, her story richly mythic.

    

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Used availability for Nancy Springer's Chains of Gold

Hardback Editions

August 1987 : UK Hardback
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Title: Chains of Gold
Author(s): Nancy Springer
ISBN: 0-356-14801-7 / 978-0-356-14801-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: TBS The Book Service Ltd
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August 1986 : USA Hardback
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Title: Chains of Gold
Author(s): Nancy Springer
ISBN: 0-87795-830-0 / 978-0-87795-830-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Arbor House Pub Co
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Paperback Editions

August 1988 : USA Paperback
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Title: Chains of Gold
Author(s): Nancy Springer
ISBN: 0-8125-5494-9 / 978-0-8125-5494-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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May 1988 : UK Paperback
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Title: Chains of Gold (Orbit Books)
Author(s): Nancy Springer
ISBN: 0-7088-8257-9 / 978-0-7088-8257-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Futura Orbit
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Kindle Editions

May 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Chains of Gold
Author(s): Nancy Springer
Publisher: Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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