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Red Sister: Ancestor #1

Mark Lawrence


9780008152307

BLUE DOOR


Fantasy » Dark Gritty Fantasy;
Nexus - Fantasy


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672 pages

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I was born for killing - the gods made me to ruin At the Convent of Sweet Mercy young girls are raised to be killers. In a few the old bloods show, gifting talents rarely seen since the tribes beached their ships on Abeth. Sweet Mercy hones its novices' skills to deadly effect: it takes ten years to educate a Red Sister in the ways of blade and fist. But even the mistresses of sword and shadow don't truly understand what they have purchased when Nona Grey is brought to their halls as a bloodstained child of eight, falsely accused of murder: guilty of worse.

By:   Mark Lawrence
Imprint:   BLUE DOOR
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Volume:   Book 1
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 38mm
Weight:   650g
ISBN:   9780008152307
ISBN 10:   0008152306
Series:   Ancestor
Pages:   672
Publication Date:   April 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Mark Lawrence was born in Champagne-Urbanan, Illinois, to British parents but moved to the UK at the age of one. He went back to the US after taking a PhD in mathematics at Imperial College to work on a variety of research projects including the 'Star Wars' missile defence programme. Returning to the UK, he has worked mainly on image processing and decision/reasoning theory. He says he never had any ambition to be a writer so was very surprised when a half-hearted attempt to find an agent turned into a global publishing deal overnight. His first trilogy, The Broken Empire, has been universally acclaimed as a ground-breaking work of fantasy, and both Emperor of Thorns and The Liar's Key have won the Gemmell Legend award for best fantasy novel. Mark is married, with four children, and lives in Bristol.


'Dark, passionate, tense, with a female hero anyone could relate to-I was utterly fascinated! This is no pretty, flowery tale, but one of vastly different people struggling to survive when a hostile government comes to power' - #1 New York Times bestselling author Tamora Pierce 'This is a book very distinct from everything that came before; what it has in common though is a narrative that pulls no punches, and characters that are beautifully, brokenly, repellently, cleverly human' Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reviews 'I had never thought it was possible to find a greater character than the Emperor Jorg Ancrath. I had never even slightly considered that there might be a fantasy world out there toppling that of TAUhe Final Empire, and most definitely, I had never thought that i could love a book more than The Night Angel. But here we are' BookNest 'Any other author is going to have to smack the ball way, way out of the park to top this read' Parmenion Books

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