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    The City (Corgi Books) (Paperback) By (author) Stella Gemmell

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    DescriptionThe City is ancient and vast and has been waging almost constant war for centuries. At its heart resides the emperor. Few have ever seen him. Those who have remember a man in his prime - and yet he should be very old. Some speculate that he is no longer human, others wonder if indeed he ever truly was. And a few have come to a desperate conclusion: that the only way to halt the emperor's unslakebale thirst for war is to end his unnaturally long life. From the crumbling catacombs beneath the City where the poor struggle to stay alive to the blood-soaked fields of battle where so few heroes survive, these rebels emerge. Their hopes rest on one man. A man who was once the emperor's foremost general - a revered soldier who could lead an uprising and iliberate a city, a man who was betrayed, imprisoned, tortured and is now believed to be dead...

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    The City
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stella Gemmell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 704
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 502 g
    ISBN 13: 9780552168953
    ISBN 10: 0552168955

    BIC E4L: FAN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.2
    BIC subject category V2: FM
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Libri: ENGM1012, AMER3720
    BISAC V2.8: FIC009000
    DC23: 823.92
    Thema V1.0: FM
    Transworld Publishers Ltd
    Imprint name
    Corgi Books
    Publication date
    01 May 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Stella Gemmell was married to the internationally acclaimed and bestselling fantasy novelist David Gemmell. She worked with him on his three Troy novels, completing the final book, Troy: Fall of Kings, following his death in 2006. She lives and writes in East Sussex. The City is her first solo novel.
    Review quote
    "The most satisfying, intelligent and enthralling epic fantasy I've read in many a year" -- JULIET McKENNA "An astonishing book ... combines extraordinary scope with first class characterization, devastating and visceral battles, a multi-layered plot and a tightly-focused narrative ... The City is easily the best fantasy novel I've read in the last decade" -- JAMES BARCLAY "One of the best fantasy novels I've read in a long time ... utterly compelling fiction, an awesome example of the genre ... brilliant" SF BOOK REVIEWS "A brutally visual world ... vivid, motivated characters each with a heartbreaking history ... thrilling and devastating ... a true epic" SCIFI NOW "A sweeping novel of great power" TOR.COM