The Pillars of the World

The Pillars of the World

Paperback - 2001
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The first novel in New York Times bestselling author Anne Bishop's Tir Alainn Trilogy.

The youngest in a long line of witches, Ari senses that things are changing--changing for the worse. For generations, her kin have tended the Old Places, keeping the land safe and fertile. But with the Summer Moon, the mood of her neighbors has soured. And Ari is no longer safe.

The Fae have long ignored what occurs in the mortal world, passing through on their shadowy roads only long enough to amuse themselves. But the roads are slowly disappearing, leaving the Fae Clans isolated and alone.

Where harmony between the spiritual and the natural has always reigned, a dissonant chord now rings in the ears of both Fae and mortal. And when murmurs of a witch-hunt hum through the town, some begin to wonder if the different omens are notes in the same tune.

And all they have to guide them is a passing reference to something called the Pillars of the World...
Published: New York : Roc, 2001.
ISBN: 9780451458506
Branch Call Number: F BIS
Characteristics: 420 p. ;,18 cm.


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Apr 14, 2014

I loved this book. It did take a while to bet to know the characters but once I started reading, I wanted to finish it quickly. Highly anticipated what the next chapter would bring.

redwillow Jan 05, 2013

I just read this book and thoroughly enjoyed it. It did take a little while for me to get into the book but once I did I couldn't put it down. Also the library now has the third book in the trilogy.

Jul 01, 2011

I've had this trilogy sitting on my shelf for some time, and decided I should finally read it. I am very glad I did. In the spirit of Robin Hobb and Kate Forsyth, Bishop can join the ranks of a fine female fantasy writer. The characters are nicely developed, the plot kept me intrigued and was original enough to fully engage my attention. I have now finished this volume and moved straight into number two.

May 27, 2011

This is the first book in a trilogy. Be warned, the library is currently missing the 3rd book (yes I told them). Hopefully they'll look to acquire it rather than pull the whole story from their collection.


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