The Baker's Boy (The Book of Words, #1)
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The Baker's Boy

by J. V. Jones
Release date: 1995
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasyhigh fantasy

A thrilling new voice in fantasy adventure introduces The Book of Words, where the lethal conspiracies and deadly intrigues of the mighty can be countered by only one power: magic.

THE BAKER'S BOY

At vast Castle Harvell, where King Lesketh lies dying, two fates collide. In her regal suite, young Melliandra, the daughter of an influential lord, rebels against her forced betrothal to the sinister Prince Kylock. In the kitchens, an apprentice named Jack is terrified by his sudden, uncontrolled power to work miracles. Together they flee the castle, stalked by a sorcerer who has connived for decades to control the crown, and committing supernatural murder to advance his schemes.

And a young knight begins a quest, leaving behind his home and family to seek out the treacherous Isle of Larn, where lies a clue to his desperate search for the truth.

Here a wondrous epic of darkness and beauty begins...

"Wonderful... J. V. Jones is a striking writer." – Robert Jordan

"J. V. Jones and The Baker's Boy are quite a find... A deliciously intricate tale." – Katherine Kurtz

updated 2015-01-12

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I found this book series by accident, when I began to search for good fantasy books. I had to buy the whole series, because I liked what I read about it. The Baker's Boy is an entertaining fantasy book. I enjoyed reading it. If you like Lynn Flewelling, Melanie Rawn and Robin Hobb, you'll probably enjoy this book.
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