Spectyr : A Book of the Order

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Though one of the most powerful Deacons, Sorcha Faris has a tarnished reputation to overcome, which is why she jumps at the chance to investigate a string of murders in the exotic city of Orithal. But it is there that her lover, the shapeshifting rival to the throne, is targeted by a cruel and vengeful goddess, unwittingly unleashed by the Emperor's sister.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 106 x 168 x 24mm | 140.61g
  • Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Ace Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0441020518
  • 9780441020515
  • 109,239

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Praise for "Geist," Book One in the "Books of the Order" "Absorbing adventure that revels in both the creepy and the courageous." -Gail Carriger, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Heartless" "In the tradition of greats like Margaret Weis and Robin Hobb, Philippa Balantine has woven an excellent tale of fantasy, paranormal, black powder, steampunk goodness." -"Geek Life" "Part of the entertainment of this novel is putting the pieces together to get a picture of the complicated political situation, the period (they have magical airships!) and the nature of the geists...Plenty of magic- blasting action keeps things lively for a rousing start to this new series." -"Locus" "With its richly detailed world and wonderfully realized characters, Geist is one of the most vividly original books I've read this year." -Nalini Singh, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Kiss of Snow" "An incredibly rich story...rich in high actishow more

About Philippa Ballantine

Philippa Ballantine is a writer, podcaster, and librarian. Her podcast of Chasing the Bard won the Sir Julius Vogel Award in 2009, and two of her novels have been short-listed for it. She is currently living in her hometown of Wellington, New Zealand, where her two Siberian cats keep her in line.show more
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