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The Stone in the Skull (#1 Lotus Kingdoms)
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Elizabeth Bear
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The Stone in the Skull (#1 Lotus Kingdoms)

Elizabeth Bear


9780765380135

Tor U.K.


Fantasy » Dark Fantasy / Grimdark;
Fantasy » Witches & Wizards


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This first volume of a new Eternal Sky trilogy takes readers over the dangerous mountain passes of the Steles of the Sky and south, into the Lotus Kingdoms. The Gage is a brass automaton created by a wizard of Messaline around the core of a human being. His wizard is long dead, and he works as a mercenary. He carries a message from the most powerful sorcerer of Messaline to the Rajni of the Lotus Kingdom. With him is the Dead Man, a bitter survivor of the bodyguard of the deposed Uthman Caliphate, protecting the message and the Gage. They are friends, of a peculiar sort. They are walking into a dynastic war between the rulers of the shattered bits of a once great Empire.

By:   Elizabeth Bear
Imprint:   Tor U.K.
Country of Publication:   United States
Volume:   1
Dimensions:   Height: 236mm,  Width: 155mm, 
ISBN:   9780765380135
ISBN 10:   0765380137
Series:   Lotus Kingdoms
Publication Date:   November 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

ELIZABETH BEAR was the recipient of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2005. She has won two Hugo Awards for her short fiction, a Sturgeon Award, and the Locus Award for Best First Novel. Her novels include Karen Memory and The Eternal Sky Trilogy. Bear lives in Brookfield, Massachusetts.


Praise for The Stone in the SkullKirkus Best Fiction of 2017 Amazing worldbuilding, gloriously precise prose, and excellent pacing. --Tor.com The Eternal Sky trilogy is one of the great fantasy epics of the last decade, and Bear triumphantly returns to that setting. --Library Journal Glorious and dramatic. --Publishers Weekly, starred review The plot hews closely to the whole band-of-rogues-assemble-to-fight-stronger-band-of-foes . . . Bear noodles around that trope like a jazz master and takes the stroy to some interesting places . . . --Locus This is a promising beginning indeed for an epic . . . and it will no doubt be a magnificent journey. --Booklist A panoramic drama that grabs and grips from Page 1 . . . vivid, absorbing, and thrilling. --Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Clever and beautifully written. --Elitist Book Reviews A thoughtful, richly complex, humane work eloquently told and elegantly constructed. --Fantasy Literature Enchanting. --The Illustrated Page A beautifully written story, truly epic in scope. --Lynn's Book BlogPraise for the Eternal Sky trilogy Subtle . . . crisp. --RT Book Reviews Top Pick for Range of Ghosts A vivid world. --Publishers Weekly on Range of Ghosts A rousing, artful adventure. --Asimov's Science Fiction on Shattered Pillars Astonishing. --Booklist on Shattered Pillars Bear delivers the thematic complexity, deft worldbuilding, and compelling storytelling we've come to expect in this concluding volume of the Eternal Sky trilogy, set in a world inspired by 13th-century Asia and The Arabian Nights. --Locus on Steles of the Sky Dense, gripping, and also entertaining, full of emotion, adventure, loss, and the possibility of hope. --Tor.com on Steles of the Sky Praise for the Eternal Sky trilogy Subtle . . . crisp. --RT Book Reviews Top Pick for Range of Ghosts A vivid world. --Publishers Weekly on Range of Ghosts A rousing, artful adventure. --Asimov's Science Fiction on Shattered Pillars Astonishing. --Booklist on Shattered Pillars Bear delivers the thematic complexity, deft worldbuilding, and compelling storytelling we've come to expect in this concluding volume of the Eternal Sky trilogy, set in a world inspired by 13th-century Asia and The Arabian Nights. --Locus on Steles of the Sky Dense, gripping, and also entertaining, full of emotion, adventure, loss, and the possibility of hope. --Tor.com on Steles of the Sky

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