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  • Published: 19 January 2012
  • ISBN: 9781446465431
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 528

This River Awakens




Republished in a revised paperback edition, the first-ever novel by Steven Erikson, the acclaimed author of the million-selling Malazan Book of the Fallen series.

A time to escape
Twelve-year-old Owen Brand and his family move to Middlecross, a riverside town in rural Canada, hoping to leave poverty and unhappiness behind.

A time for innocence
Owen meets three local boys, and they soon form an inseparable band. Over the summer holidays they create their own world, a place apart from the adults who watch over them. Owen also grows close to Jennifer, a fascinating but deeply troubled girl.

And a time to grow up
Then the gang stumble across a body in the river - a discovery with unimaginable consequences for them and the town, from which there is no going back.

  • Published: 19 January 2012
  • ISBN: 9781446465431
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 528

About the author

Steven Erikson

Archaeologist and anthropologist Steven Erikson
is the author of the landmark, multi-volume epic fantasy, ‘The Malazan Book of the Fallen’, which has been hailed ‘a masterwork of the imagination’. The first novel in this astonishing ten-book series, Gardens of the Moon, was shortlisted for the World Fantasy Award. He has also written a number of novellas set in the same world. Forge of Darkness begins the Kharkanas Trilogy – a series which takes readers back to the origins of the Malazan world - and Fall of Light continues this epic tale. A lifelong science fiction reader, he has also written fiction affectionately parodying a long-running SF TV series and, most recently, a novel of first contact, Rejoice! Steven Erikson lives in Victoria, Canada.

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Praise for This River Awakens

Wonderfully and intimately evoked...a writer of real imaginative force and breadth.

Paul Binding, THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT

Startlingly real...it is remarkable for a first novel.

Margaret Forster

An excellent novel...a terrific new talent.

GLOBE AND MAIL

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