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Yestern

(1996)
(The third book in the Riverrun Trilogy series)
A novel by

 
 
"The finest new series of the nineties so far ... some of the finest writing the genre has produced.... " - Locus

"an object lesson in the potential of fantasy - erudition and post-modern pop awareness spice the narrative - adventurous, stirring writing, and Somtow's powerful, lucid prose glows with internal energy and intensity." - The London Times

"the makings of a classic!" - Edward Bryant

"S.P Somtow doesn't write like anyone else - his is a fresh voice, as engaging as it is unique.... " - Dean Koontz

An ordinary American family gets caught up in a cosmic battle for control of the fate of the universe in S.P. Somtow's Riverrun Trilogy. Young Theo Etchison is a truthsayer - one with the ability to navigate the great river that connects all the parallel universes. His mother, Mary, is dying of cancer, but she may also be the mother goddess, the nurturer of the world. His father, Phil, is a second-rate poet; his brother, Joshua, has been seduced by a dragon-succubus. On a journey through America to a Mexican alternative medicine clinic, the Etchison family is sucked into the world of the Darklings, superhuman creatures who are battling for domination of the cosmos, who need Theo's special gift.

But is the Riverrun Trilogy about dragons, vampires, fabulous castles, interplanetary warfare, fabulous quests and fantastical kingdoms? Or is it about the millions of worlds inside Theo's mind? Who is the transvestite Navajo shaman who sometimes appears in the form of a raven? Why has the president of the United States turned into a vampire? Why has the king gone mad, and where is the source of the river that flows through all worlds?

Genre: Fantasy

Used availability for S P Somtow's Yestern

Paperback Editions

November 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: Yestern: Chronicles of the House of Darkling
Author(s): S P Somtow
ISBN: 0-9860533-9-2 / 978-0-9860533-9-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Diplodocus Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

July 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Yestern (Riverrun)
Author(s): S P Somtow
ISBN: 1-5226-8309-7 / 978-1-5226-8309-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


December 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Yestern: Riverrun, Book 3
Author(s): S P Somtow
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


December 2012 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Yestern: Riverrun, Book 3
Author(s): S P Somtow
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon AU   


December 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Yestern: Riverrun, Book 3
Author(s): S P Somtow
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


December 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Yestern: Riverrun, Book 3
Author(s): S P Somtow
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

February 2018 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Yestern (The Riverrun Trilogy Book 3)
Author(s): S P Somtow
Publisher: Diplodocus Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA