A Stranger to Command

A Stranger to Command

eBook - 2012
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In this prequel to Crown Duel, Vidanric Renselaeus, fifteen-year-old Marquis of Shevraeth, finds himself sent across the continent to a military academy in Marloven Hess, a kingdom known for its violent history.Vidanric is used to civilized life in pleasant Remalna - except that the evidence is increasingly clear that the civilization is only on the surface. Too many young, smart heirs have suffered accidents of late, and the evidence is beginning to point to the king, Galdran, who has grandiose plans for expansion.In Marloven Hess, no one can pronounce his real name, so he ends up being called by his title, Shevraeth. There are no marquises or dukes or barons in this kingdom, and no one has the slightest interest in Remalna. Or in foreigners. Until very recently, the academy was closed to outsiders. But the king - also fifteen, and recently come to his throne after a nasty civil war - wants him there.Learning about command turns out to be very different than Shevraeth...
Publisher: Cedar Crest : Book View Cafe, 2012
ISBN: 9781611380729
Branch Call Number: E-Book
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MiryamDT Oct 13, 2015

THIS IS NOT "A stranger to Command" by Sherwood Smith. This is "Stranger" by Rebecca Brown (and Sherwood Smith) , the first book in the "Change" series.


I THINK right now I may muster up and write a cohesive review. You see, beforehand I was rather overcome by the overt epicimosity of this book, but see, that is another story. Before I begin a short digression is perfunctory: Whomever refrained from checking out "Crown Duel" from the library paperback YA? Thank you.

Sherwood's mastery of world-building (in such a way only spending forty-three years writing it can manage), character-building and independent writing style...(Look, as that does not sound extremely propitious is IS a very good writing style, if you don't mind that sort o' thing) is apparent. I adored every mention of similarities to "Crown Duel", each same character, according kingdoms, and a nice cast of new ones, too.

Evidently this is not as cohesive a review as I expected; my thoughts appear to be confined to mute admiration. (I have a talent for unintentional hyperbole. TRUST ME this book is excellent) But this book is splendid.
Thanks for reading!
~R. ♪.

Nov 19, 2012

I think the books you want are in the omnibus volumn "Crown Duel" which DBRL does have.


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