Agyar

Agyar

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From bestselling fantasy author Steven Brust comes this paranormal novel of immortality--and its price...

Born over a century ago, Agyar was once a frivolous young man, before he found unwanted immortality in a woman's blood-red lips. Now he goes from woman to woman, and decade to decade, finding himself at last in an Midwestern college town, where he must choose between the seductions of salvation--and of destruction.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 134.6 x 208.3 x 15.2mm | 226.8g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0765310236
  • 9780765310231
  • 770,979

About Steven Brust

Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and raised in a family of labor organizers, Steven Brust worked as a musician and a computer programmer before coming to prominence as a writer in 1983 with Jhereg, the first of his novels about Vlad Taltos, a human professional assassin in a world dominated by long-lived, magically-empowered human-like "Dragaerans." Over the next several years, several more "Taltos" novels followed, interspersed with other work, including To Reign in Hell, a fantasy re-working of Milton's war in Heaven; The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars, a contemporary fantasy based on Hungarian folktales; and a science fiction novel, Cowboy Feng's Space Bar and Grille. The most recent "Taltos" novels are Dragon and Issola. In 1991, with The Phoenix Guards, Brust began another series, set a thousand years earlier than the Taltos books; its sequels are Five Hundred Years After and the three volumes of "The Viscount of Adrilankha": The Paths of the Dead, The Lord of Castle Black, and Sethra Lavode.While writing, Brust has continued to work as a musician, playing drums for the legendary band Cats Laughing and recording an album of his own work, A Rose for Iconoclastes. He lives in Las Vegas, Nevada where he pursues an ongoing interest in stochastics.
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Packs more of an emotional wallop than any verbose gore fest served up by less imaginative talents. Compact, understated, and highly persuasive...Brust accomplishes with a wry turn of phrase or a small flourish what others never achieve despite hundreds of gory spatters. "Packs more of an emotional wallop than any verbose gore fest served up by less imaginative talents." --San Francisco Chronicle"Compact, understated, and highly persuasive...Brust accomplishes with a wry turn of phrase or a small flourish what others never achieve despite hundreds of gory spatters." --Kirkus Reviews Packs more of an emotional wallop than any verbose gore fest served up by less imaginative talents. San Francisco Chronicle Compact, understated, and highly persuasive...Brust accomplishes with a wry turn of phrase or a small flourish what others never achieve despite hundreds of gory spatters. Kirkus Reviews" Packs more of an emotional wallop than any verbose gore fest served up by less imaginative talents. "San Francisco Chronicle" Compact, understated, and highly persuasive...Brust accomplishes with a wry turn of phrase or a small flourish what others never achieve despite hundreds of gory spatters. "Kirkus Reviews"" "Packs more of an emotional wallop than any verbose gore fest served up by less imaginative talents."--San Francisco Chronicle"Compact, understated, and highly persuasive...Brust accomplishes with a wry turn of phrase or a small flourish what others never achieve despite hundreds of gory spatters."--Kirkus Reviews
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1,348 ratings
3.7 out of 5 stars
5 25% (332)
4 34% (462)
3 30% (404)
2 9% (128)
1 2% (22)
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