The Lord of Castle Black

The Lord of Castle Black

Paperback Viscount of Adrilankha (Paperback)

By (author) Steven Brust

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  • Publisher: Orb Books
  • Format: Paperback | 397 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 229mm x 30mm | 454g
  • Publication date: 26 February 2013
  • ISBN 10: 0765330318
  • ISBN 13: 9780765330314
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 498,877

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Journeys! Intrigues! Sword fights! Young persons having adventures! Beloved older characters having adventures too! Quests! Battles! Romance! Snappy dialogue! Extravagant food! "And" the missing heir to the Imperial Throne! It's an old-fashioned adventure--moving at a twenty-first-century pace. The Interregnum is over. To everyone's astonishment, Zerika, a very young Phoenix, has coolly emerged from the Paths of the Dead, carrying with her the Orb, which everyone had thought was lost in Adron's Disaster. The Orb is the heart of the Dragaeran Empire, the source of all its magic--and the infallible sign that Zerika is the new Empress. But not everyone is happy to hear the news. It's been 250 years since Adron's Disaster, and power vacuums never stay vacuums for long....

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STEVEN BRUST is the author of "Dragon, Issola, "the "New York Times "bestsellers "Dzur "and "Tiassa, "and many other novels of swashbuckling high fantasy. He lives in Minneapolis.

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"Captivating!" --"Kirkus Reviews" "Delightful, exciting, and sometimes brilliant, Steven Brust is the latest in a line of great Hungarian writers, which (I have no doubt) includes Alexandre Dumas, C. S. Forester, Mark Twain, and the author of the juiciest bits of the Old Testament." --Neil Gaiman "There's at least one point in any Steven Brust novel when the story turns the lights on in your head, when you realize, not what's important to the characters, but what's important to you. That's one of the reasons why I'll read anything Brust writes." --Emma Bull "Watch Steven Brust. He's good. He moves fast. He surprises you. Watching him untangle the diverse threads of intrigue, honor, character and mayhem from amid the gears of a world as intricately constructed as a Swiss watch is a rare pleasure." --Roger Zelazny