She was born in poverty, in a dusty village under the equatorial sun. She does not remember her mother, she does not remember her own name - her earliest clear memory is of the day her father sold her to the tall pale man. In the Court of the Pomegranate Tree, where she was taught the ways of a courtesan...and the skills of an assassin...she was named Emerald, the precious jewel of the Undying Duke's collection of beauties. She calls herself Green. The world she inhabits is one of political power and magic, where Gods meddle in the affairs of mortals. At the center of it is the immortal Duke's city of Copper Downs, which controls all the trade on the Storm Sea. Green has made many enemies, and some secret friends, and she has become a very dangerous woman indeed.
- Hardback | 368 pages
- 147.32 x 236.22 x 33.02mm | 589.67g
- 09 Jun 2009
- St Martin's Press
- Tor Books
- New York, United States
"Lively and thought-provoking lake effectively anneals steam-punk with geo-mechanical magic in an allegorical matrix of empire building and Victorian natural science." - Publishers Weekly (Starred Review for ESCAPEMENT)"
About Jay Lake
JAY LAKE lives and works in Portland, Oregon. He is the author of over two hundred short stories, four collections, and a chapbook, along with five previous novels. In 2004, Jay won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. He has also been a Hugo nominee for his short fiction and a three-time World Fantasy Award nominee for his editing.