City of Bones

City of Bones

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by Martha Wells
     
 

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Khat, a member of a humanoid race created by the Ancients to survive in the Waste, and Sagai, his human partner, are relic dealers working on the edge of society, trying to stay one step ahead of the Trade Inspectors and to support Sagai's family. When Khat is hired to find relics believed to be part of one of the Ancients' arcane engines, they are both reluctant to… See more details below

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Khat, a member of a humanoid race created by the Ancients to survive in the Waste, and Sagai, his human partner, are relic dealers working on the edge of society, trying to stay one step ahead of the Trade Inspectors and to support Sagai's family. When Khat is hired to find relics believed to be part of one of the Ancients' arcane engines, they are both reluctant to become involved. But the request comes from the Warders, powerful mages who serve the city of Charisat's Elector. Khat soon discovers that the deadly politics of Charisat's upper tiers aren't the only danger. The relics the Warders want are the key to an Ancient magic of unknown power, and, as all the inhabitants of Charisat know, no one understands the Ancients' magic.

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Publishers Weekly
". . . a delight: an SF adventure with complex characters, archeological puzzles, a dash of mental magic and a lot of fast-paced action . . . This finely crafted novel expertly combines several genres -- SF, fantasy, horror -- and, perhaps most impressive of all, even manages to avoid an overly sentimenal ending." (starred review)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012635136
Publisher:
Martha Wells
Publication date:
02/10/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
356
Sales rank:
299,893
File size:
1 MB

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