Dust jacket and interior illustrations by Tom Kidd.
When Runnel leaves his mountain valley to head for the great city of the water mages, he has no idea of his own magical talents. But he soon finds that without meaning to, he complicates and then endangers the lives of everyone he comes to know and care about. For when it comes to magic, there are rules and laws, and the untrained mage-to-be must be careful not to tap into deep forces and ancient enmities. Other people might end up paying the price for his mistakes.
Stonefather is set in the same world as the multivolume Mithermages series, coming soon from Del Rey.
Limited: 2000 signed deluxe cloth-bound copies
"In this novella-length precursor to Card's forthcoming fantasy saga Mithermages, a young man leaves his home town for the big, mage-ridden city and learns that he has powers... Judging from Stonefather, it seems we're about to receive another American fantasy classic from Card."