The Queen of Candesce

The Queen of Candesce

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Venera Fanning was last seen falling into nothingness at the end of "Sun of Suns". Now, in "The Queen of Candesce", Venera finds herself plunging through the air among the artificial worlds of Virga, far from home and her husband, who may or may not be alive. Landing in the ancient nation of Spyre, Venera encounters new enemies and new friends (or at least convenient allies). She must quickly learn whom she can trust, and whom she can manipulate. Survival isn't her only goal; with the powerful Key of Candesce in her hands, she can control the fate of the entire world of Virga, yet something even more pressing is driving her - the all-consuming need for revenge.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 139.7 x 213.36 x 33.02mm | 453.59g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765315440
  • 9780765315441
  • 944,586

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"Oh, what worldbuilding! Schroeder is a master."--Cory Doctorow"Lushly realized . . . "Queen of Candesce" has a backdrop that's simultaneously steampunk and space opera, a complex and believably flawed lead character, and plenty of action and intrigue.""--Interzone""With "Queen of Candesce", Karl Schroeder's Virga saga establishes itself as an SF saga of the same order as LeGuin's Earthsea series, Asimov's Robot stories, and Niven's Ringworld stories.""--SFRevu""Over the years, science-fiction has provided us with awesome environments, the best ones based on careful logic. There was Hal Clement's "Mission of Gravity" and Robert Forward's "Dragon's Egg". Karl Schroeder's new novel is in a class with these masterpieces."--Vernor Vinge on "Sun of Suns"
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About Karl Schroeder

KARL SCHROEDER lives in Toronto, Ontario
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981 ratings
3.94 out of 5 stars
5 26% (258)
4 47% (459)
3 23% (226)
2 3% (32)
1 1% (6)
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