Uncharted (Mass Market)
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A NEW WORLD. NEW MAGIC. NEW HISTORY.
After Halley’s Comet was destroyed in a magical battle in 1759, the backlash separated the entire New World from the Old in an event known as The Sundering. Now isolated from the rest of the globe, America has become a very different place, where magic works and history has been changed forever. It’s into this strange new world that a young Meriwether Lewis and his partner William Clark venture. They have been commissioned by the old wizard Ben Franklin to explore the uncharted Arcane Territories west of the Mississippi, where dangers unknown—both real and magical—lurk.
Accompanied by the brilliant shape-shifting sorceress Sacajawea, Lewis and Clark set off on an unparalleled adventure across a landscape that no European has ever seen.
"History and mythology meld admirably, leading to a satisfying conclusion. This hardy adventure establishes a world ripe for many more rousing stories."—Publishers Weekly
"With a light and brisk narrative that propels its heroes through a number of increasingly dangerous situations, this combination of alternate history and fantasy should appeal to fans of Eric Flint, Harry Turtledove, and historical fantasy in general."—Booklist
“While delivering plenty of action that approximates the best of cinematic fantasy, Hoyt and Anderson also strive for—and achieve—a kind of gravitas that suitably reflects the majesty of an untrammeled continent. Their descriptions of raw nature and its emotional repercussions on the humans are subtly poetic without being overblown. The native tribes are depicted in authentic ways, especially the people of Sacagawea. . . .The characterization of all the cast members is deep and revelatory of human nature. . . .There is also humor amidst the seriousness . . . [Anderson and Hoyt’s] prose is a clear-eyed, sturdy naturalism meshed with flights of vivid unreality . . . filled with not only slambang adventures but also a kind of rational optimism that has become rare in genre works these days. . . Hoyt and Anderson, a kind of de Camp and Pratt for the twenty-first century, convey these ideals without lectures or sermons, embodying them in principled people doing exciting things.”—Locus
About Kevin J. Anderson:
"Anderson delivers action, engaging characters and credible fantastic worlds in spades . . . not to be missed."—Publishers Weekly
"Wickedly funny, deviously twisted and enormously satisfying."—Jonathan Maberry
"Anderson has become the literary equivalent of Quentin Tarantino in the fantasy adventure genre."—The Daily Rotation
"Prepare to be entertained." —Charlaine Harris
“Delivers solid action and will certainly satisfy.”—Booklist on The Winds of Dune
About Sarah A. Hoyt:
“[Three Musketeers creator] Alexandre Dumas would give [Sarah A. Hoyt] a thumbs up.” —Steve Forbes
“[F]anciful and charming.” —Library Journal
"First-rate space opera with a moral lesson. You won't be disappointed."—Glenn Reynolds, Instapundit.com
“[A] tour de force: logical, built from assumptions with no contradictions . . . gripping.” —Jerry Pournelle
“Exceptional, wonderful, and enormously entertaining.” —Booklist