The Master of Whitestorm

The Master of Whitestorm

by Janny Wurts

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Overview

After escaping from the slave-galleys of the bloodthirsty Murghai, Korendir, a man whose past is shrouded in mystery, sets off on a series of extraordinary quests: to battle the sorceress Anthei; to challenge the elemental Cyondide and win the lost hoard of the dragon Sharkash; to free the people of Northengard from the wereleopards that are decimating their population ... Always Korendir's goal is treasure: but never for its own sake. A driven man, Korendir determines to build a fortress at Whitestorm, impregnable against all comers, be they human or supernatural, to protect himself - its Master - from the dark secret of his ancestry.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451451675
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 03/01/1992
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Janny Wurts is the author of the Cycle of Fire series, co-author of the worldwide bestselling Empire series with Raymond E. Feist, and is currently working on the Wars of Light and Shadow series. She often paints her own covers and is also an expert horsewoman, sailor, musician and archer.

Date of Birth:

December 10, 1953

Place of Birth:

Bryn Mawr, Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania

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The Master of Whitestorm 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
JimWoodWork More than 1 year ago
This was a good, stand alone fantasy novel. The hero is complex & very tough. The descriptions of horses & especially sailing scenes are especially well done. The author's obvious familiarity with these two subjects shines through. The story line is excellent. While not indicated by sections, there are distinct parts to the hero's life, each one building to a climax & logically leading to the next. The suspense never ends in a world that is complex & dangerous. The cover was also great & painted by the author. A very talented lady. I highly recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
While from early in her career, this novel showcases Wurts' ability to create and develop characters with a depth and realness not found in many fantasy novels. Trying to fully understand the angles of and drive behind Korendir, the protagonist, is guarenteed to pull you into the story and take you for a wild and exciding journey. For readers of Wurts' popular series, 'The Wars of Light and Shadow,' this novel provides a nice foreshadowing of Arithon.
sleo More than 1 year ago
I was introduced to Janny Wurts by first reading The Curse of the Mistwraith and totally loved it, so was hooked. Being my compulsive self, I couldn't stop reading until I finished that series before working my way backward through her earlier works. This book tells the story of Korendir, first introduced as a galley slave. He's a 'typical' Wurts hero in that he's tough, defended, smart, prickly (extremely), and underneath it all, a total cream puff. Having been introduced to this sort in the Mistwraith series, I was therefore patient with him and enjoyed the ride through his adventures early in the book. As events unfold, we finally learn the reasons for his behavior, and he becomes more human. This slow uncovering is also a Wurts hallmark, and one that I totally enjoy. While I was sure that would happen, other plot twists are less predictable and we are served up the climax with psychological depth and deep understanding - another Wurts characteristic, which is only one of the things I enjoy so much about her writing. This is a standalone novel and a good introduction to the writing of Janny Wurts. The writing style is less complex than the style of the Mistwraith series, and so it's an easier read, for those who would like to dip their toe into the work of this outstanding author.