City Of Blades

Author: Robert Jackson Bennett
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781848669604
Size: 17.94 MB
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Do the dead sleep soundly in the land of death - or do they have plans of their own? Nominate for a Goodreads Choice Award 2016. 'City of Blades is a complex and hard hitting sequel that surpasses its predecessor in almost all aspects' Upcoming4.me. A triumphant return to the world of A City of Stairs. A generation ago the city of Voortyashtan was the stronghold of the god of war and death, the birthplace of fearsome supernatural sentinels who killed and subjugated millions. But that was then. Now the god is dead and the city lies in ruins, a wasteland of sectarian violence and bloody uprisings. So it makes perfect sense for General Turyin Mulaghesh, foul-mouthed hero of the battle of Bulikov, rumoured war criminal, ally of embattled Prime Minister Shara Komayd, to be exiled here - but she's not just eking out her days in this hellhole till retirement. She's on one final mission, to find a Saypuri secret agent who's gone AWOL. The trouble is, that this old soldier isn't sure she's still got what it takes to be the hero . . .

City Of Miracles

Author: Robert Jackson Bennett
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780857053909
Size: 20.41 MB
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Sigrud je Harkvaldsson is back, and this time he's out for vengeance. 'A stunning and heartbreaking tale of sacrifice amid magic and spycraft' - Publishers Weekly, starred The awesome climax to the fantasy thrillers City of Stairs and City of Blades: perfect for fans of Neil Gaiman, Brent Weeks and China Miéville. Shara Komayd, once Prime Minister of Saypur, has been assassinated. News travels fast and far, even to a remote logging town somewhere northwest of Bulikov, where the silent, shaven-headed Dreyling worker 'Bjorn' picks up the newspaper and walks out. He is shocked and grieved and furious; he's been waiting thirteen years for Shara, his closest friend, to reach out to him - to tell him to come home. He's always believed she was running a long operation, that there would be a role for him at the right time. Now he has no one else in his life, and nothing to live for - except to find the people who did this. Sigrud wasn't there for the death of his daughter Signe, and he wasn't there when Shara was murdered. Now Bjorn is dead and Sigrud is back. And he will find answers, for Shara, and for himself. He's made a promise . . .

City Of Stairs

Author: Robert Jackson Bennett
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780804137188
Size: 10.66 MB
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An atmospheric and intrigue-filled novel of dead gods, buried histories, and a mysterious, protean city--from one of America's most acclaimed young fantasy writers. The city of Bulikov once wielded the powers of the gods to conquer the world, enslaving and brutalizing millions—until its divine protectors were killed. Now Bulikov has become just another colonial outpost of the world's new geopolitical power, but the surreal landscape of the city itself—first shaped, now shattered, by the thousands of miracles its guardians once worked upon it—stands as a constant, haunting reminder of its former supremacy. Into this broken city steps Shara Thivani. Officially, the unassuming young woman is just another junior diplomat sent by Bulikov's oppressors. Unofficially, she is one of her country's most accomplished spies, dispatched to catch a murderer. But as Shara pursues the killer, she starts to suspect that the beings who ruled this terrible place may not be as dead as they seem—and that Bulikov's cruel reign may not yet be over.

American Elsewhere

Author: Robert Jackson Bennett
Publisher: Orbit
ISBN: 9780316214513
Size: 17.78 MB
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Some places are too good to be true. Under a pink moon, there is a perfect little town not found on any map. In that town, there are quiet streets lined with pretty houses, houses that conceal the strangest things. After a couple years of hard traveling, ex-cop Mona Bright inherits her long-dead mother's home in Wink, New Mexico. And the closer Mona gets to her mother's past, the more she understands that the people of Wink are very, very different ... From one of our most talented and original new literary voices comes the next great American supernatural novel: a work that explores the dark dimensions of the hometowns and the neighbors we thought we knew.

The Troupe

Author: Robert Jackson Bennett
Publisher: Orbit
ISBN: 9780316192712
Size: 19.56 MB
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Vaudeville: mad, mercenary, dreamy, and absurd, a world of clashing cultures and ferocious showmanship and wickedly delightful deceptions. But sixteen-year-old pianist George Carole has joined vaudeville for one reason only: to find the man he suspects to be his father, the great Heironomo Silenus. Yet as he chases down his father's troupe, he begins to understand that their performances are strange even for vaudeville: for wherever they happen to tour, the very nature of the world seems to change. Because there is a secret within Silenus's show so ancient and dangerous that it has won him many powerful enemies. And it's not until after he joins them that George realizes the troupe is not simply touring: they are running for their lives. And soon...he is as well.

The Kitab I Iqan

Author: Baháʼuʼlláh
Publisher: Baha'i Publishing Trust
ISBN: 1931847088
Size: 16.33 MB
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This sacred text lays down the basic teachings of Bahá?u?lláh on the essential unity of purpose behind the Manifestations of God, and explains the solid spiritual meaning of most literally interpreted predictions. Consisting of over two-hundred pages, written in the space of just two days, its remarkable lucidity, its foundational explanation of the universal purpose behind religion, its clarification of how to foster authentic human spiritual nature, and its assistance in helping to clear away long-held distractions and misapprehensions, principally from the accumulated traditions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam while reinforcing their genuine Divine origin, make this work one of the pivotal writings of His unmatched Dispensation. No reader who weighs even a small part of its content can deny that he or she has in their hands something welling out from a Realm beyond the normal range of human inspiration.

The Traitor

Author: Seth Dickinson
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781447281177
Size: 13.40 MB
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Shortlisted for the 2016 David Gemmell Morningstar Award for Best Debut [Published as The Traitor Baru Cormorant in the US] Baru Cormorant believes any price is worth paying to liberate her people - even her soul. When the Empire of Masks conquers her island home, criminalizes her customs, and murders one of her Fathers, Baru vows to hide her hate, join the Empire's civil service, and claw her way up enough rungs of power to put a stop to the Emperor's influence and set her people free. As a natural savant, she is sent as an imperial agent to distant Aurdwynn - a post she worries will never get her the position and power she craves. But Baru soon discovers Aurdwynn is a complex and secretive country, seemingly on the brink of rebellion. All it would need is a match to the tinder . . . Drawn by the intriguing duchess Tain Hu into a circle of seditious aristocrats, Baru may be able to use her position to stoke a revolution that will threaten to bring the Empire to its knees. As Baru maintains a precarious balance between the rebels and a shadowy cabal within the Empire, she orchestrates a do-or-die gambit with Aurdwynn's freedom as the prize. But winning the long game of saving her own people may be far more costly than Baru imagines.