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e-Book Born to Exile download

by Phyllis Eisenstein

ISBN: 0246135298
ISBN13: 978-0246135292
Language: English
Publisher: Collins (March 19, 1992)
Pages: 172
Category: Fantasy
Subategory: Science Fiction

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Phyllis Eisenstein (born February 2, 1946) is an American author of science fiction and fantasy short stories and novels whose work has been nominated for both the Hugo Award and Nebula Award.

Phyllis Eisenstein (born February 2, 1946) is an American author of science fiction and fantasy short stories and novels whose work has been nominated for both the Hugo Award and Nebula Award. Eisenstein was born in 1946 in Chicago, Illinois and has lived there most of her life. While attending college at the University of Chicago, she met her future husband Alex at a weekly gathering of Chicago's science fiction fandom.

Born to Exile Mass Market Paperback – November 7, 1989. Once you grasp the 243 pages of "Born to Exile", you'll probably guess that Phyllis Eisenstein has a different writing philosophy than the authors of today's doorstoppers. Minimalism was her thing. She made every word count. by. Phyllis Eisenstein (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. Book 1 of 2 in the Tales of Alaric the Minstrel Series.

Originally published in book form in the USA in 1978 by Arkham House Publishers, Inc. The Author asserts the moral right to be identified as the author of this work.

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Eisenstein’s Born to Exile is the first of two published books about Alaric the Minstrel, whose ability to teleport would win him the starring role on top of a pyre if superstitious . Born to Exile (1978) 251 pages by Phyllis Eisenstein

Eisenstein’s Born to Exile is the first of two published books about Alaric the Minstrel, whose ability to teleport would win him the starring role on top of a pyre if superstitious mundanes ever discovered what he can do. In this collection of short stories Alaric explores a considerable part of his world and discovers the origin of his curious knack. Born to Exile (1978) 251 pages by Phyllis Eisenstein. Alaric is a sixteen year old minstrel with a witch's power to instantly move to any spot that he can picture clearly. Until the age of ten or eleven he made his living using his power and stealing.

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Phyllis Eisenstein’s short fiction has appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Asimov’s, Analog, Amazing, and elsewhere. She’s probably best-known for her series of fantasy stories about the adventures of Alaric the Minstrel, born with the strange ability to teleport, which were later melded into two novels, Born to Exile and In the Red Lord’s Reach. Some of her short fiction, including stories written with husband Alex Eisenstein, has been collected in Nightlives: Nine Stories of the Dark Fantastic.

Phyllis Eisenstein (born February 2, 1946) is an American author of science fiction and fantasy short stories and . Find sources: "Phyllis Eisenstein" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (April 2011) (Learn how and when to remove this template message). 1946-02-26) February 26, 1946 (age 73) Chicago, Illinois, US.

Phyllis Leah Eisenstein, American writer, educator. Recipient Readers award San Francisco Chronicle magazine, New York City, 1981, Balrog award Foolcon Science Fiction Convention, Johnson City, Kansas, 1978, Teaching Excellence award Columbia College, 1999. Member Science Fiction Writers American. Teacher writing Columbia College, Chicago, 1989-2008.

Comments:
Macage
I liked this one better than the 2nd one in the series. I wish the main character had a little more chutzpah though. He's kind of a wimp, and less likable because of it.

Cerar
Written in 1977 this is a gentle and thoughtful fantasy. I was also slightly shocked to see that the magical talent described here is the same as appeared in the Jumper films and books some 30 years later, I’d love to know what the author thought of her ideas being reflected by another author.

Anyway, Alaric has the ability to teleport himself but hides this in a world where any sort of witchcraft is punishable by death. His skills as a minstrel get his into a castle but his mistake is to fall in love with a princess and have his skill exposed. It is almost a book of three parts as following this adventure he travels to a village hiding a dark secret and then he finds himself on a journey to discover his origins and the strange family he comes from.

It is a short but well written book with an engaging lead character and it avoids overuse of his magic. It felt slightly old fashioned in the telling but I liked that aspect. The cover(s) may appear whimsical or more pointed towards the ladies but this is still a worthwhile, easy, read.

Xarcondre
Once you grasp the 243 pages of "Born to Exile", you'll probably guess that Phyllis Eisenstein has a different writing philosophy than the authors of today's doorstoppers. Minimalism was her thing. She made every word count. She kept descriptions short. Characters rarely speak more than two or three sentences at a time. Action flies by at a lightning pace. She's trimmed the fat; you won't find any excess words, and thus you won't get bored.

The protagonist is Alaric, a traveling bard, and boy can he travel. Alaric can magically transport between any two points at any time, a useful skill if you're carrying on a covert love affair with a princess or rescuing a witch trapped in a well. His talent isn't without attached danger, however, as the populace fears magical power and even the royals are highly superstitious.

The plot sends Alaric from place to place, encountering different characters and locations in different episodes. Some might even say that "Born to Exile" is more a story collection than a novel. Diverse as they may be, the tales are all held together by the common theme of exile. Wherever he goes, Alaric fails to fit in, and his story becomes a reflection on what it means to be an outcast. Short as it is, this book doesn't carry very much intensity, but it will take you on a pleasant flashback to the days when fantasy was supposed to be thought-provoking and clever as well as fantastic.

INvait
Despite being more a fan of science fiction than fantasy, this is one of my favorite books. A big part of what I liked about it is that the magic is not too... "magical". It has certain rules (which the reader discovers through the course of the story) and once those rules are understood, the magic behaves in a predictable, consistent way. The story itself was very engaging. (It's been years since I read it, so I can't provide more details. Perhaps I should read it again...)

TheFresh
This is just a nice strong light hearted read. I recomend to all

Yananoc
I originally read this book Freshman year in high school and lost my copy, I've been looking for it since. Born to Exile is easily my favorite fantasy book, and I stongly recommend reading it. Now, where can I find the sequel?

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