Bitter Seeds

Bitter Seeds

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Raybould Marsh is a British secret agent in the early days of the Second World War, haunted by something strange he saw on a mission during the Spanish Civil War: a German woman with wires going into her head who looked at him as if she knew him. When the Nazis start running missions with people who have unnatural abilities - a woman who can turn invisible, a man who can walk through walls, and the woman Marsh saw in Spain who can use her knowledge of the future to twist the present - Marsh is the man who has to face them. He rallies the secret warlocks of Britain to hold the impending invasion at bay. But magic always exacts a price. Eventually, the sacrifice necessary to defeat the enemy will be as terrible as outright loss would be.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 356 pages
  • 157.48 x 236.22 x 35.56mm | 521.63g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765321505
  • 9780765321503
  • 226,656

About Ian Tregillis

IAN TREGILLIS lives near Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he works as a physicist at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He is a member of the Wild Cards writing collective, directed by George R. R. Martin. "Bitter Seeds "is his first novel.
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"A major talent." --George R. R. Martin"Exciting and intense... The clash of magic and (mad) science meshes perfectly with the tumultuous setting." --"Publishers Weekly""A white-knuckle plot, beautiful descriptions, and complex characters--an unstoppable Vickers of a novel." --Cory Doctorow""Bitter Seeds" may rival Naomi Novik's Tales of Temeraire as a sustained historical fantasy." --"Booklist"
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5,752 ratings
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4 43% (2,469)
3 27% (1,571)
2 7% (419)
1 2% (97)
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