Song of the Shiver Barrens (Mirage Makers)
by Glenda Larke
Orbit Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9781841496078
Date: 01 May 2008 List Price £7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Orbit further their tireless campaign to bringing quality works of Australian fantasy over to the UK - Song of the Shiver Barrens is the third novel in The Mirage Makers sequence by Aussie writer Glenda Larke (admittedly, she currently lives in Malaysia, but let's not split hairs here!).
"Ligea's son, Arrant, leaves Tyrans for Kardiastan to take his place as Mirager-heir, while Ligea prepares to halt an insurrection. But Arrant's skills as a Magoroth are dangerously inconsistent, and his father, Temellin, finds it difficult to communicate with this secretive young man he barely knows. Arrant's singular ability to communicate with his half-brother, Tarran - a part of the collective mind known as the Mirage Makers - leads them both towards the possibility of a tragic clash with the encroaching Ravage. As Arrant's enemies among the Magoroth plot to ruin his family and his future as heir, he begins to realise there is a greater mystery to solve if he is to prevail."