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It begins in the realm of the Real, where matter still matters. Lededje Y'breq is one of the Intagliated, her marked body bearing witness to a family shame, her life belonging to a man whose lust for power is without limit. Prepared to risk everything for her freedom, her release, when it comes, is at a price, and to put things right she will need the help of the Culture. It begins in the realm of the Real. It begins with a murder. And it will not end until the Culture has gone to war with death itself.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 640 pages
  • 126 x 198 x 46mm | 519.99g
  • Little, Brown Book Group
  • Orbit
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1841498955
  • 9781841498959
  • 11,870

Review quote

One of the most entertaining Culture novels for a long time SFX Famed for his profoundly dark and intelligent humour, Iain M Banks has succeeded in weaving another intricate tale that offers fascinating insight into the human condition SciFi Nowshow more

About Iain M. Banks

Iain Banks came to widespread and controversial public notice with the publication of his first novel, THE WASP FACTORY, in 1984. He has since gained enormous popular and critical acclaim for both his mainstream and his science fiction novels.show more

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One of the most entertaining Culture novels for a long time SFXshow more

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Recommended. One of a few authors I'll read more than once.show more
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