Salute the Dark

Salute the Dark

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The vampiric sorcerer Uctebri has at last got his hands on the Shadow Box and can finally begin his dark ritual - a ritual that the Wasp-kinden Emperor believes will grant him immortality - but Uctebri has his own plans both for the Emperor and the Empire.

The massed Wasp armies are on the march, and the spymaster Stenwold must see which of his allies will stand now that the war has finally arrived. This time the Empire will not stop until a black and gold flag waves over Stenwold's own home city of Collegium.

Tisamon the Weaponsmaster is faced with a terrible choice: a path that could lead him to abandon his friends and his daughter, to face degradation and loss, but that might possibly bring him before the Wasp Emperor with a blade in his hand - but is he being driven by Mantis-kinden honour, or manipulated by something more sinister?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 110 x 178 x 30mm | 158.76g
  • Tor
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0330511440
  • 9780330511445
  • 68,827

About Adrian Tchaikovsky

Adrian Tchaikovsky was born in Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire before heading off to Reading to study psychology and zoology. For reasons unclear even to himself he subsequently ended up in law and has worked as a legal executive in both Reading and Leeds, where he now lives. Married, he is a keen live role-player and occasional amateur actor, has trained in stage-fighting, and keeps no exotic or dangerous pets of any kind, possibly excepting his son. He's the author of the critically acclaimed Shadows of the Apt series, and his standalone novel Children of Time is the winner of the 30th Anniversary Arthur C Clarke Award for Best Science Fiction Novel.
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2,465 ratings
4.02 out of 5 stars
5 31% (776)
4 44% (1,085)
3 21% (506)
2 3% (77)
1 1% (21)

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I cannot even begin to explain how much I enjoy the Shadows of the Apt books. Their level of originality and their sheer epic-ness makes for some of the best fantasy entertainment out there. And I would even say that Salute the Dark is the best embodiment of that feeling in the series. Adrian Tchaikovsky continues to grow into becoming one of the best writers of epic fantasy right now. Let's hope that the Scarab Path - the book after Salute the Dark - lives up to its predecessors (and especially Salute the Dark). See the extended and full version of this review plus reviews of other fantasy books over at: www.lecbookreviews.comshow more
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