Sunset Mantle

Sunset Mantle

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With a single blow, Cete won both honor and exile from his last commander. Since then he has wandered, looking for a place to call home. The distant holdings of the Reach Antach offer shelter, but that promise has a price.

The Reach Antach is doomed.

Barbarians, traitors, and scheming investors conspire to destroy the burgeoning settlement. A wise man would move on, but Cete has found reason to stay. A blind weaver-woman and the beautiful sunset mantle lure the warrior to wager everything he has left on one final chance to turn back the hungry tides of war.


"A beautifully structured story, with solid and original characters who could have come from no other time and place than this fascinating imagined history." - Jo Walton
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 11mm | 218g
  • St. Martins Press-3pl
  • New York
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 076538521X
  • 9780765385215
  • 1,087,853

About Alter S Reiss

Alter S. Reiss is an archaeologist and writer who lives in Jerusalem with his wife Naomi and their son Uriel. He likes good books, bad movies, and old time radio shows.
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Review quote

"[Sunset Mantle] bears comparison, in a way, with the work of K. J. Parker... but with none of the cynicism. The pleasures are real." --Locus

"Sunset Mantle is almost more of a fable which reminds us of both the difficulty and importance of doing the right thing... It's a familiar story in the lines of Zulu, Lord of the Rings, or even 300... Cete and Marelle are the kind of characters on which legends are built; not just honourable and courageous themselves, but inspiring honour and courage in those around them. Sunset Mantle is a mini epic." --Michaela Gray, Geek Syndicate
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Rating details

255 ratings
3.78 out of 5 stars
5 20% (50)
4 47% (119)
3 27% (69)
2 6% (15)
1 1% (2)
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