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    Trying to identify a fantasy novel from the 90s

    I read a fantasy novel in the mid to late 90s that I just can't remember the title of or the author.

    Sorry not much to go on:

    • About a young person who is in a monastery (or fantasy equivalent)
    • Has to rush off in the middle of the night because...some sort of threat?
    • They travel in secret from the north to the south of a large but rather narrow island (I think there was a map in the book)
    • I think it was written by a female author
    • Definitely part of a series because I never got to read the next book...



    Any suggestions to what it is will be much appreciated, thanks!

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    It reminds me of the beginning of the Liveship Trilogy by Robin Hobb, when one member of the Vestrit Merchant Family, a scholar/monk, has to depart from his monastery/place of study because of 'family reasons'. On his way back home, he is captured, branded as a slave and escape.
    It is one of my favourite series and the first book was published in 1998 and the other two a year apart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elvraie View Post
    It reminds me of the beginning of the Liveship Trilogy by Robin Hobb.
    A great series I love Robin Hobb's work, quite extraordinary. But unfortunately definitely not the book I'm trying to remember...thanks for the suggestion though!

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    I don't know if this is the book you are thinking of but your descriptions remind me of Stephen R. Lawhead's "In the Hall of the Dragon King" which is the first book in his "Dragon King Trilogy". Here is a link to more info http://www.stephenlawhead.com/the-dr...he-dragon-king

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