The Flightless Falcon

The Flightless Falcon

by Mickey Zucker Reichert

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From the author of the Renshai novels comes an exciting fantasy adventure, as one man fights to save his family through any means necessary

Tamison had been a miner until the cave-in that killed his brother and father left him with a paralyzing fear of venturing underground. With the passing years and the growth of his own new family, Tamison is willing to turn his hand to any trade that will feed his wife and children. But in a realm where guilds rule—and where his own guild canno longer support him—Tamison is forced to steal food or see his family starve. Caught in the act, Tamison is sentenced to four years on a chain gang.

And when he is finally released, he discovers that his family had been kidnapped. Now he's determined to rescue them—but he can't do it alone. To break into a seemingly impenetrable city, he will need the help of three unlikely allies: a guard, a thief, and a fortune-teller...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780756400002
Publisher: DAW
Publication date: 07/10/2001
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 4.30(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Mickey Zucker Reichert is a pediatrician, parent, animal lover, and author of twenty-some novels including Renshai, Nightfall, Barakhai, and Bifrost series, one illustrated novella, and fifty-plus short stories. She can be found at

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harstan More than 1 year ago
When he was fifteen, a mine cave-in trapped Tamison for two days and killed his older brother, father, and uncle. For three years Tamison struggled but failed to overcome his fear of the underground. His remaining family fell on hard times until his mother informs him that his thirteen-year-old sister was to get married. A guilt-laden Tamison eventually marries and has children, but cannot keep them fed because the guilds operate everything. Desperate, he tries to steal food, but is caught and sentenced to two years on a chain gang.

When he is freed, Tamison finds his family missing. He learns from a guard that the leader of a nearby city abducted his family and turned them into slaves. Now he begins to attempt a rescue that will leave him wondering who is telling the truth and what really happened to his family?

Overall, FLIGHTLESS FALCON is an interesting fantasy that starts off extremely slow, but once moving (about half way through the book) rapidly takes off in several fascinating directions. Tamison is an intriguing character struggling with a trauma in an unforgiving world. The support cast, especially Tamison¿s two traveling companions, help propel the story line forward. However, fans will need patience with the story line¿s snail pace in Mickey Zucker Reichert¿s latest tale.

Harriet Klausner