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CONVERGENCE / COMPETITIONS / CHALLENGES / BETRAYALS.  THE FIRST FOUR VOLUMES OF "THE BLENDING" SERIES.  4 BOOKS., Green, Sharon.
1 Green, Sharon. CONVERGENCE / COMPETITIONS / CHALLENGES / BETRAYALS. THE FIRST FOUR VOLUMES OF "THE BLENDING" SERIES. 4 BOOKS.
New York Avon Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Tom Canty, cover art. 
First four books of "The Blending" series- 6 7/8" H. 1. Convergence - 442 pp, 1996 1st printing, ISBN 0380784149 - "In a world of magical adepts, every quarter-century the five greatest talents must be brought together. For only this powerful union of strangers can prevent the prophesied return of the Evil Ones who once enslaved the land. Lorand is of 'Earth', a simple farmer called to the city. Tamrissa is 'Fire', sacrificing her home to escape an undesired marriage. Clarion is 'Air', an aristocrat flying free for the very first time. 'Spirit' is the talent of Jovvi, the beautiful, sensuous, and knowing ex-courtesan. And Vallant is 'Water', a sailor who aches to return ot the sea. As one, they must stand against the odious treachery of past masters - and confront a fearsome depravity that hungers for their world. As one they must triumph - or as one they die." 2. Competitions - 422 pp, 1997 1st printing, ISBN 0380784157 - "Lorand, Rion, Tamrissa, Jovvi and Vallant must prove themselves to be the Chosen Five of the ancient Prophecies. Which means they must first compete in a series of deadly contests designed to reveal the full scope of their powers - and place them at the center of a corrupt nobility's lethal schemes. And there are those who wish them to fail. But defeat is unthinkable - because failure is doom." 3. Challenges - 378 pp, 1998 1st printing, ISBn 0380788098 - The fragile union of the five magical adepts "threatens to disintegrate when Jovvi and Tamrissa discover a secret sensuality that would make their Blending supreme. And the dissension within is nothing compared to the perils assailing the enchanted quintet from competing nobles and judges alike, all determined to see the peasant mages perish. For as they vie for the Palace of Five, the brave but unwary team rushes headlong into desperate danger - and unknowable jeopardy." 4. Betrayals - 388 pp, 1999 3rd printing, ISBN 0380788101 - "Tamrissa, Jovvi, Vallant, Rion, and Lorand have been cruelly separated, struck down by treachery at the very moment of their greatest triumph. Scattered across a vast empire, the five heroes must escape their prisons and find each other again. For only then will they be able to re-create their Blending, that magical melding of their powers that will allow them to defeat their enemies - and win the path to the throne." Interiors - one volume with a bookstore stamp and old price in ink on first page, same volume has small soft crease at top corner of first 10 pages, one volume has a very small bump at top corner of pages 325 to 360, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exteriors - one volume with a small corner crease and one with a very small corner crease on front cover, very light edge wear, all volumes have a slight spine lean, one volume with a black remainder mark on bottom of text block, three volumes have very faint creases on spine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
2 Smith, Julie Dean. Cover art by Michael Herring. CAITHAN CRUSADE QUARTET. 1. CALL OF MADNESS. MISSION OF MAGIC. 3. SAGE OF SARE. 4. THE WIZARD KING. 4 VOLUME SET.
Del Rey, New York, (1990, 1991, 1992, 1994), Ist editions. 
311 pp, 324 pp, 339 pp, 337 pp, - mass market paperbacks - 4 volumes. "Magic had ravaged Caithe since ancient times, striking unpredictably and creating men and women with powers they could neither understand nor control. Only the ritual slaughter of such mad wizards held the land safe from fire and destruction. Yet, even in Caithe, some magic was tolerated by the Church and the people, though grudgingly. Long before, the King had been given such powers in a secret, forbidden ritual by a renegade wizard. And so far, his use of them had been beneficial to the kingdom. But how long could he continue, before the powers he had gained turned upon him, to strike him with the horrors of madness? Athaya Trelane was not thinking of that, however, as she sat in the dingy tavern. Her thoughts were of herself. For already the first signs of the dread powers were manifesting in her! They were a gift that could not be denied - nor could the awful price!" Interiors - pages browning very lightly, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks, Exteriors - very light edge wear, faint creases on spines of books 1, 2 & 4. VG 
Price: 45.00 USD
 


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