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15 Sep 2017 9:42 p.m. PST
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Landorl15 Sep 2017 6:41 p.m. PST

I read a couple books from a trilogy or series of books in the late 1980s.

The story was about a group of villages that were being invaded by raiders. They escaped by following a river downstream and settling in another area. They then were trying to get back to their lands.

Couldn't ever find the last book, so didn't see how it ended.

I think the author's last name started with a Y or Z

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2017 7:41 p.m. PST

Maybe something by Zelazney?

goragrad16 Sep 2017 12:07 a.m. PST

Not a Zelazny I know of and I think I got pretty much all he wrote.

Thought maybe Chelsea Quinn Yarbro but don't see anything like that in her lists.

I do seem to remember a female author writing something along those lines at that time though.

abelp0117 Sep 2017 4:47 a.m. PST

Ursula Le Guin did a series that sounds similar to that.

Hafen von Schlockenberg Inactive Member18 Sep 2017 7:16 p.m. PST

I thought I remembered something like that from Patricia A. McKillip,but it's been so long ago I don't recall.


Hafen von Schlockenberg Inactive Member18 Sep 2017 8:18 p.m. PST

The only ones I can think if associated with your letters are Jane Yolen and Mario Zimmer Bradley.

goragrad19 Sep 2017 10:34 a.m. PST

Perhaps Diana Wynne Jones' Dalemark Quartet.


First book (chronology) is The Spellcoats which tells of an invasion and the effort to retake the lost land -


Didn't see anything in Yolen's bibliography to match the scenario and don't remember anything like it in Bradley's.

Hafen von Schlockenberg Inactive Member19 Sep 2017 5:22 p.m. PST

Well,if we keep going, we'll eventually work our way through the alphabet. . .

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