The Anvil of the World

The Anvil of the World

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"The Anvil of the World" is the tale of Smith and his feud-prone people, the Children of the Sun. Smith, formerly a successful assassin, is trying to retire, hoping to live an honest life in obscurity in spite of all those who have sworn to kill him. But when he agrees to be the master of a caravan travelling from the inland city of Troon to Salesh by the sea, trouble follows. As always, Baker's approach is charmingly distinctive. Smith's adventure is certainly the only fantasy featuring a white-uniformed nurse, gourmet cuisine, 144 glass butterflies, and a more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 137.16 x 205.74 x 27.94mm | 317.51g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765308193
  • 9780765308191
  • 793,185

About Kage Baker

Kage Baker (1951-2010) lived in Pismo Beach, more

Review quote

"Fun, interesting, nicely characterized, and clever." - The San Diego Union-Tribune"One of the most entertaining fantasies of recent years. A genuine delight." - The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction"show more

Rating details

1,680 ratings
3.88 out of 5 stars
5 29% (479)
4 40% (680)
3 24% (401)
2 5% (86)
1 2% (34)
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