A Shadow All of Light (Paperback)

A Novel

By Fred Chappell

Tor Books, 9780765379139, 384pp.

Publication Date: July 11, 2017

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (4/12/2016)

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Description

A good thief barters in goods. A great one deals in shadows.

A Shadow all of Light is a stylish, elegant, episodic fantasy novel by award-winning author and former poet laureate Fred Chappell.

Falco, a young man from the country, arrives in the port city of Tardocco with the ambition of becoming an apprentice shadow thief. Falco's tests and adventures teach him to break through ingenious security traps and drop him among con men, monsters, pirates, and the King of Cats.



About the Author

Fred Chappell is the award-winning author of more than twenty books of poetry and fiction, including I Am One of You Forever, Brighten the Corner Where You Are, and Look Back All the Green Valley. He has received many major prizes, including the Bollingen Prize in Poetry from Yale University and the Award in Literature from the National Institute of Arts and Letters. He lives with his wife, Susan in Greensboro, North Carolina.


Praise For A Shadow All of Light: A Novel

“Sword and sorcery with Shakepearian panache.” —World Magazine

“More than the sum of its parts.” —Locus

“The humor, inventiveness and suspense are top-notch, and the concept is as sly as Lewis Carroll’s Cheshire.” —Asheville Citizen-Times

“Chappell has a deft touch for comedy and for capers, and his witty, elegant prose shows a poet’s deep love for words.” —Publishers Weekly