The Raven Tower

The Raven Tower

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Gods meddle in the fates of men, men play with the fates of gods, and a pretender must be cast down from the throne in this masterful first fantasy novel from Ann Leckie, New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke Awards. "Absolutely wonderful. . .utterly brilliant." -- The New York Times Book Review For centuries, the kingdom of Iraden has been protected by the god known as the Raven. He watches over his territory from atop a tower in the powerful port of Vastai. His will is enacted through the Raven's Lease, a human ruler chosen by the god himself. His magic is sustained by the blood sacrifice that every Lease must offer. And under the Raven's watch, the city flourishes. But the Raven's tower holds a secret. Its foundations conceal a dark history that has been waiting to reveal itself. . .and to set in motion a chain of events that could destroy Iraden forever.
"It's a delight to read something so different, so wonderful and strange." -- Patrick Rothfuss

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Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 140 x 208 x 38mm | 408g
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 031638870X
  • 9780316388702
  • 1,000,679

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"Leckie's first foray into fantasy is every bit as exciting as her 2013 sci-fi debut, Ancillary Justice."
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About Ann Leckie

Ann Leckie is the author of the Hugo, Nebula, Arthur C. Clarke, and British Science Fiction Award-winning novel Ancillary Justice. She has worked as a waitress, a receptionist, a rodman on a land-surveying crew, and a recording engineer. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.
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4 39% (4,239)
3 20% (2,163)
2 6% (617)
1 2% (244)
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