Angel with the Sword

Angel with the Sword

by C. J. Cherryh
     
 

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YA In Merovingen, a watery canal-laced city, much like Earth's Venice, society is segregated along class lines between the lower and upper cities. Against her better judgment, Altair Jones, 17, rescues an unconscious man from a canal near her poleboat. She is fascinated by Mondragon's good looks and elegant ways and begins to fall in love with him. Even though she knows there is no future for a water rat like herself with such a man, she decides to watch over him and rescue him from his enemies; enemies who turn out to be the most powerful people in the upper city. Cherryh is well known for her skill at creating complex and believable societies and worlds, as is shown by this book's 40-page appendix of maps and essays that cover everything from Merovingen's history to its monetary system. This meticulous background work shows up in the reality of her descriptions of the city, through which readers can almost feel the rotting dampness of the canals. The plot has some gapsit is never completely clear why Mondragon was being pursuedbut the exciting boat chases and fights with various malefactors keep the story moving along at a fast pace. Altair is a girl-woman, half worldly-wise, half naive, but full of bravery and honesty, who should appeal to teenage SF fans. Betsy Shorb, PGCMLS, Md.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809900015
Publisher:
DAW Hardcover
Publication date:
09/01/1985
Series:
Company Wars Series
Pages:
293
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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C. J. Cherryh planned to write since the age of ten. When she was older, she learned to use a type writer while triple-majoring in Classics, Latin and Greek. At 33, she signed over her first three books to DAW and has worked with DAW ever since. She can be found at cherryh.com.

C. J. Cherryh planned to write since the age of ten. When she was older, she learned to use a type writer while triple-majoring in Classics, Latin and Greek. At 33, she signed over her first three books to DAW and has worked with DAW ever since. She can be found at cherryh.com.

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