Black Brillion

Black Brillion

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Baro Harkless has devoted his life to the service of the Archonite Bureau of Security, the force tasked with keeping the peace among and within the city-states of aid Earth. He comes to the city of Sherit seeking the criminal, Luff Imbry. Luff Imbry has devoted his young life to the enjoyment of wealth. A gourmet, a charmer, and an ever-so-stylish fop, he has come to Sherit to pursue a new fortune. But not his own, mind you...for Luff is also a mountebank and a swindler. Yoked together by circumstance, they form an uneasy truce and discover a common goal: capturing the grandest con-man of them all, Horselan Gebbling. Gebbling, who made off with Imbry's previous fortune, is posing as Father Olwyn, Sacredotal Eminence of the Assembly of Tangible Unity, and now claims to cure the invariably fatal ailment known as "the lassitude" with black brillion. But the gemstone is a myth, as our heroes know.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 101.6 x 167.6 x 22.9mm | 136.08g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0765350491
  • 9780765350497

About Matthew Hughes

Matthew Hughes lives in Courtenay, British Columbia, on Vancouver Island. This is his third novel.
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"Entertains with its scope and irony." - Publishers Weekly."
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142 ratings
3.64 out of 5 stars
5 18% (26)
4 39% (56)
3 32% (46)
2 8% (11)
1 2% (3)
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