by Phyllis Eisenstein
Dust jacket and illustrations by Stephen E. Fabian
Limited Edition Hardcover - $45.00
OUT OF PRINT FROM THE PUBLISHER
Arkham House, 1978; 202 pp; limited to 4,148 copies. First Edition.
Born to Exile is a fantasy novel by author Phyllis Eisenstein, the first of her two Alaric novels. It was originally published by Arkham House; it has since been published in several mass-market paperback editions and again in hardcover in the UK. Portions of the novel were first serialized as individual shorter works through The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. (The second novel in the series, In The Red Lord's Reach, was first published in 1989 as a mass-market paperback from Signet Books and as a 1992 UK hardcover from Grafton, having been first serialized in 1988 as three monthly installments in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.)
Born to Exile concerns the adventures of a wandering minstrel called Alaric, who possesses the otherwise unknown ability to teleport. The novel details his journey to uncover the secrets of his own past and the true nature of his mysterious ability.
Book is solid and clean; black binding cloth is clean and shiny; boards are unbumped and corners sharp; gilt lettering on spine is bright; pages are clean and bright.
Dust jacket front is clean, bright, unblemished and unchipped; flaps are clean and bright with original price ($7.50) unclipped; rear cover is clean and bright.
Overall, this is a fine copy of the book in a fine dust jacket.