The House of the Stag

The House of the Stag

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Baker & Taylor
Before the Riders came to their remote valley, the Yendri led a tranquil pastoral life. Gard, taken as a slave by powerful mages, has found subtle ways to earn his freedom, and becomes lord and commander of a demon army.

McMillan Palgrave

Before the Riders came to their remote valley the Yendri led a tranquil pastoral life. When the Riders conquered and enslaved them, only a few escaped to the forests. Rebellion wasn't the Yendri way; they hid, or passively resisted, taking consolation in the prophecies of their spiritual leader.

Only one possessed the necessary rage to fight back: Gard the foundling, half-demon, who began a one-man guerrilla war against the Riders. His struggle ended in the loss of the family he loved, and condemnation from his own people.

Exiled, he was taken as a slave by powerful mages ruling an underground kingdom. Bitterer and wiser, he found more subtle ways to earn his freedom. This is the story of his rise to power, his vengeance, his unlikely redemption and his maturation into a loving father--as well as a lord and commander of demon armies.

Kage Baker, author of the popular and witty fantasy, The Anvil of the World, returns to that magical world for another story of love, adventure, and a fair bit of ironic humor.



Blackwell North Amer
It begins with a tragedy. Before the Riders came to their remote valley, the Yendri led a tranquil pastoral life. When the Riders conquered and enslaved them, just a few escaped to the forests. Only one of them possessed the necessary rage to fight back: Gard the foundling, half-demon, began a one-man guerrilla war against the Riders. But his struggle ended in the loss of the family he loved and condemnation from his own people.
Exiled, he was taken as a slave by powerful mages ruling an underground kingdom. Wiser and more bitter, he found more subtle ways to earn his freedom. This is the story of his rise to power, his vengeance, his unlikely redemption and marriage, and his maturation into a loving father - as well as a lord and commander of demon armies. Kage Baker, author of the popular and witty fantasy The Anvil of the World, returns to that magical world for another story of love and adventure, a story filled with a fair bit of ironic humor.

Baker
& Taylor

Losing his beloved family and exiled from his passive people for rebelling against their Rider enslavers, half-demon foundling Gard becomes the slave of a powerful mage and earns small and subtle freedoms before rising to become a powerful redeemer and loving family man.
Losing his beloved family and exiled from his passive people for rebelling against their Rider enslavers, half-demon foundling Gard becomes the slave of a powerful mage and earns small and subtle freedoms before rising to become a powerful redeemer and loving family man. By the author of The Anvil of the World. 12,500 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Tor, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780765317452
0765317451
Branch Call Number: SCIFI BAK
Characteristics: 350 p. ;,25 cm.

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Sep 06, 2014

Kage Baker is one of my favorite authors because her stories are original and introduce new worlds and ideas. She also spends time developing her characters and makes them interesting. The House of the Stag is a page-turner and it was hard for me to put it down. I recommend this book as well as her others.

multcolib_central Aug 08, 2014

Gard just doesn't fit in with his peace-loving family. Because he's 1/2 demon.

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