City without End

City without End

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by Kay Kenyon
     
 

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In this series Kay Kenyon has created her most vivid and compelling society yet, the universe Entire. Reviewers have called this "a grand world," "an enormous stage," and "a bravura concept."

On this stage unfolds a mighty struggle for dominance between two universes. Titus Quinn has forged an unstable peace with the Tarig lords. The ruinous capability of the

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In this series Kay Kenyon has created her most vivid and compelling society yet, the universe Entire. Reviewers have called this "a grand world," "an enormous stage," and "a bravura concept."

On this stage unfolds a mighty struggle for dominance between two universes. Titus Quinn has forged an unstable peace with the Tarig lords. The ruinous capability of the nanotech surge weapon he possesses ensures détente. But it is a sham. In what the godwoman Zhiya calls "a fit of moral goodness," he’s thrown the weapon into the space-folding waters of the Nigh. This clears the way for an enemy he could have never foreseen: the people of the Rose. A small cadre led by Helice Maki is determined to take the Entire for itself and leave the earth in ruins. The transform of earth will begin deep in a western desert and will sweep over the lives of ordinary people, entangling Quinn’s sister-in-law Caitlin in a deepening and ultimate conspiracy.

In the Entire, Quinn stalks Helice to the fabled Rim City, encircling the heart of the Entire. Here he at last finds his daughter, now called Sen Ni, in the Chalin style. Outside of earth-based time, she has grown to adulthood. He hardly knows her, and finds her the mistress of a remarkable dream-time insurgency against the Tarig lords—and more, a woman risen high in the Entire’s meritocracy. Quinn needs his daughter’s help against the woman who would destroy the earth. But Sen Ni has her own plans and allies, among them a boy-navitar unlike any other pilot of the River Nigh—a navitar willing and supremely able to break his vows and bend the world.

Quinn casts his fate with the beautiful and resourceful Ji Anzi who—sent on a journey to other realms—holds the key to Quinn’s heart and his overarching mission. But as he approaches the innermost sanctuary of the Tarig, he is alone. Waiting for him are powerful adversaries, including a lady who both hates and loves him, the high prefect of the dragon court, and Quinn’s most implacable enemy, a warrior whose chaotic mind will soon be roused from an eternal slumber.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"With Bright of the Sky and A World Too Near, Kay Kenyon established herself as one of the most underrated science fiction authors out there… The Entire and the Rose is without a doubt one of the most fascinating scifi series on the market today… [City Without End] is full of surprising twists and turns, and the plot moves forward at a crisp pace… The Entire and the Rose could well be the best game in town right now."
-Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist

"In the third Entire and the Rose novel, the conflict between the Entire’s rulers and those who would save the Rose comes to a head... The series’ fast-paced adventure, solid world building, and fascinating characters wind this volume to a satisfying conclusion and promise lots more intrigue in the next." -Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591027904
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
01/26/2010
Series:
Entire and the Rose Series , #3
Pages:
453
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Kay Kenyon, nominated for the Philip K. Dick and the John W. Campbell awards, began her writing career (in Duluth, Minnesota) as a copywriter for radio and TV. She kept up her interest in writing through careers in marketing and urban planning, and published her first novel, The Seeds of Time, in 1997. She is the author of eight sf/f novels including Bright of the Sky and A World Too Near. Recent short stories appeared in Fast Forward 2 and the Solaris Book of New Science Fiction, Vol. Two. Her work has been translated into French, Russian, and Czech. When not writing, she encourages newcomers to the field through workshops, a writing e-newsletter, and a conference in eastern Washington State, Write on the River, of which she is president. She lives in Wenatchee, WA with her husband. Visit her online at www.kaykenyon.com.

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City without End 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
BigboyJR More than 1 year ago
I could not put this third part of this series down, the way Kay Kenyon writes is overpowering and how the plot twists, it's almost as if these characters were really alive. I can't wait for another book from this author, she is spectacular and if you like science fiction and have never read a Kay Kenyon book you are surely missing out on an incredible experience. Thank you
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Vortexrider More than 1 year ago
This is the third in the series The Entire and the Rose, and the worlds and characters created by the author are unique and extreamly well developed. The writing style is superb and pulls you into the story with ease. This series has been one of the most enjoyable I have read in a long time and I have anxiously awaited each sequel. Kay Kenyon deserves to be recognised as one of the best new scifi writers to emerge in the last several years. I would recomend starting with the first of the series and reading them in order.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Earth agent Titus Quinn has arranged a shaky truce with the Tarig who still plot to destroy the Rose universe to strengthen their Entire universe. Both the Tarig Lords and Quinn are buying time as the former knows how deadly his nanotech weapons are and the latter knows how deadly the Entire universe is.

The Tarig believe they can use Quinn's estranged daughter Sydney known as Sen-Ni, born in their universe and whom he deserted years ago as their tool to get him out of the way; they fail to understand how deep Sydney¿s hurt and anger towards her father is as she has her own scheme to get back at him. At the same time former earth agent Helice Maki has set in motion a seditious devious plan to rule the Entire by destroying her home planet¿s universe the Rose. Desperately Quinn follows her across the Entire to thwart her ambition but is sidetracked when he finally meets his daughter.

The third Rose and Entire science fiction thriller contains a complex story line as so much is going on in the parallel universes (mostly in the Entire). The story line is action-packed as the players eventually converge in a supernova finish. Fans of the trilogy will appreciate this superb ending while newcomers need to start with a BRIGHT OF THE SKY followed by A WORLD TOO NEAR before CITY WITHOUT END; even those who read the previous entries will find the plot multifaceted and at times especially early on convoluted. This reviewer looks forward to the next book in the series

Harriet Klausner