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Authors: Curt Benjamin

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Lords of Grass and Thunder

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Table of Contents

 

Title Page

Copyright Page

Acknowledgements

 

PART ONE - COMING HOME

 

Chapter One

Chapter Two

Chapter Three

Chapter Four

Chapter Five

Chapter Six

Chapter Seven

Chapter Eight

Chapter Nine

 

PART TWO - SONS OF LIGHT

 

Chapter Ten

Chapter Eleven

Chapter Twelve

Chapter Thirteen

Chapter Fourteen

Chapter Fifteen

Chapter Sixteen

Chapter Seventeen

Chapter Eighteen

Chapter Nineteen

Chapter Twenty

 

PART THREE - SONS OF DARKNESS

 

Chapter Twenty-one

Chapter Twenty-two

Chapter Twenty-three

Chapter Twenty-four

Chapter Twenty-five

Chapter Twenty-six

Chapter Twenty-seven

Chapter Twenty-eight

Chapter Twenty-nine

Chapter Thirty

Chapter Thirty-one

 

PART FOUR - THE SHAMANS’ WAR

 

Chapter Thirty-two

Chapter Thirty-three

Chapter Thirty-four

Chapter Thirty-five

Chapter Thirty-six

Chapter Thirty-seven

Chapter Thirty-eight

Chapter Thirty-nine

Chapter Forty

Chapter Forty-one

Chapter Forty-two

Chapter Forty-three

Chapter Forty-four

Chapter Forty-five

Chapter Forty-six

Raves for
Lords of Grass and Thunder:

 

“Well-told fantasy . . . some memorable shape-shifting characters . . . and an enduring heroine. . . . Benjamin makes fine use of Mongol culture.”

—Publishers Weekly

 

 

“Yet another exquisite, page-turning adventure set in the beautifully crafted Seven Brothers world, with its rich mythology in which the gods are intimately involved with humanity.”

—Booklist (Starred Review)

 

 

“An exciting and enthralling stand alone book that readers will enjoy immensly.”

—The Midwest Book Review

 

 

“Set in a majestic and richly described realm eerily reminiscent of 13th-century central Asia,
Lords of Grass and Thunder
is surprisingly fast-paced for such an expansive story. It’s a story that cries out for a sequel, which readers will eagerly await.”

—The Barnes & Noble Review

 

Also by CURT BENJAMIN

 

THE LORDS OF GRASS AND THUNDER

 

Seven Brothers

 

THE PRINCE OF SHADOW
THE PRINCE OF DREAMS
THE GATES OF HEAVEN

Copyright © 2005 by Curt Benjamin.

eISBN : 978-1-101-09501-0

 

All rights reserved.

 

 

 

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All characters in this book are fictitious.
All resemblance to persons living or dead is coincidental.

 

 

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

 

Thanks as always to Barb for all the feedback, and Charlotte for all the feeding, and Erik and David and Mom and Dad and the sisters, who keep me going and the cousins, Emily and Sarah and Rachel and Matt, and Stephanie and Jessica and Rodi and Ashley and Kyle and Megan and Bethany and Kaitlin and Madison and Ethan, a never-ending source of inspiration and information.

 

Thanks to the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Sher wood branch of the Fairfax County Library, to whom I am indebted for everything I know about the Mongols. The ignorance, as usual, is all mine. For those who are curious about such things, I developed my ideas about riddles for this book reading Archer Taylor’s 1954
Annotated Collection of Mongolian Riddles,
a publication of the American Philosophical Society. My favorite version of the Secret History of the Golden Horde is Urgunge Onon’s translation as
The Life and History of Chinggis Khan.
(Leiden, Brill, 1990). And the Carlsberg Nomad Research Foundation catalog of Nomad Costume (Henny Harold Hanson. Copenhagen: the Rhodos International Science and Art Publishers, 1993) has the most amazing photographs of Mongol Costumes, including some shaman costumes. I borrowed shamelessly to dress the characters in this book!

Military Command Structure

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