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Guardians of the keep
Berg, Carol.
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New York : Roc, [2004]

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528 pages ; 18 cm.
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FICTION Adult Mass Market Paperback Popular Materials-Science Fiction/Fantasy

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For ten years, the noblewoman Seriana lived in exile, believing her husband Karon was dead, executed for practicing sorcery. But now she learns his soul has been anchored to this world by magic. He has been restored to life-though his memories of Seri are gone. When Seri's nephew is kidnapped-and a dark family secret comes to light-the two strangers will have to join together to defeat the evil Lords of Zhev'Na, who want to destroy both this world and the parallel magic realm that lies beyond.

Author Notes

Though Colorado is home, Carol Berg 's roots are in Texas, in a family of teachers, musicians, and railroad men. She has degrees in mathematics from Rice University and computer science from the University of Colorado, but managed to squeeze in minors in English and art history along the way. She has combined a career as a software engineer with her writing, while also raising three sons. She lives with her husband at the foot of the Colorado mountains.

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Booklist Review

This sequel to Son of Avonar BKL F 15 04 opens with Lady Seriana returning to the family home with news of her brother's death, just after learning that Karon, her husband, executed 10 years ago for sorcery, has been restored to life but doesn't remember her or his past, which makes for a gripping opening. While a sorcerer helps Karon regain his memories, Seriana must deal with a pregnant sister-in-law and a nephew whose behavior is strange, to say the least, and threatening to become dangerous. When the nephew is abducted, Seriana learns another secret and must battle the sorcerers of Zhev'Na before they destroy the boy and her lands. Fairly conventionally plotted, Berg's latest shows her narrative technique intact enough to keep one turning pages; meanwhile, the characterizations are altogether superior. --Frieda Murray Copyright 2004 Booklist