Gods and Pawns: Stories of the Company (The Company Series) [NOOK Book]


In the Company, you're either a God or a Pawn, but sometimes you have to be both. The eight stories, reprinted for the first time in this collection delve further into the history and exploits of the Company and its operatives, including Mendoza, Lewis, and Alec.

The book opens with the novella, "To the Land Beyond the Sunset," starring Lewis and Mendoza, and involving a strange tribe in Bolivia whose members claim to be gods. Their ability ...
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Gods and Pawns: Stories of the Company (The Company Series)

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In the Company, you're either a God or a Pawn, but sometimes you have to be both. The eight stories, reprinted for the first time in this collection delve further into the history and exploits of the Company and its operatives, including Mendoza, Lewis, and Alec.

The book opens with the novella, "To the Land Beyond the Sunset," starring Lewis and Mendoza, and involving a strange tribe in Bolivia whose members claim to be gods. Their ability to grow a small tropical paradise in the middle of the desert certainly seems godlike, and it's Mendoza's job to figure what their secret is."Standing in His Light" features Van Drouten, and her role in the career of the artist Jan Vermeer. The story illustrates how, with a little help from the Company, lost masterpieces can be found (or created) easily. Other stories include "Welcome to Olympus, Mr. Hearst," which opens up intriguing questions about The Company, and the original novelette, "Hellfire at Twilight," which concludes the volume and tells of Lewis infiltrating the famous Hellfire Club in the England of the 18th century.

This book is a compelling read for every Baker fan, and essential for Company addicts

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From an unexpected encounter with a small, heretofore undiscovered South American tribe of self-proclaimed immortals ("To the Land Beyond the Sunset") to the search for a rare and ancient scroll in the possession of a member of the notorious 18th-century Hellfire Club ("Hellfire at Twilight"), the eight tales in this collection follow the varied careers of the immortal cyborgs who travel through time at the behest of Dr. Zeus and his organization known simply as The Company. From the Netherlands, home of Dutch master Jan Vermeer, to the Barbary Coast in the 1850s, the short adventures of Mendoza, Lewis, Van Drouten, and other members of the Company are collected for the first time in a volume that should appeal to the stalwart fans of Baker and The Company. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
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"Keep your eye on Kage Baker! You never know where she's heading next, but it's always worth going there."-Ursula K. Le Guin
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429945806
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Publication date: 1/23/2007
  • Series: Company Series
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 823,540
  • File size: 387 KB

Meet the Author

Kage Baker (1951-2010) lived in Pismo Beach, California.

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Gods and Pawns

By Baker, Kage

Tor Books

Copyright © 2007 Baker, Kage
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9780765315526

To the Land Beyond the Sunset            11
The Catch                                            76
The Angel in the Darkness                    100
Standing in His Light                             176
A Night on the Barbary Coast               203
Welcome to Olympus, Mr. Hearst        224
Hellfire at Twilight                                 292


Excerpted from Gods and Pawns by Baker, Kage Copyright © 2007 by Baker, Kage. Excerpted by permission.
All rightsreserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.
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Table of Contents

To the Land Beyond the Sunset 11
The Catch 76
The Angel in the Darkness 100
Standing in His Light 176
A Night on the Barbary Coast 203
Welcome to Olympus, Mr. Hearst 224
Hellfire at Twilight 292
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  • Posted December 9, 2008

    more from this reviewer

    excellent time traveling tales

    These seven ¿stories of the Company¿ are reprints from other publications but brought together under one book for the first time to the delight of fans of the series who will understand the title while newcomers will enjoy these excellent time traveling tales. --- 'To the Land Beyond the Sunset'. Company men Lewis and Mendoza amongst others encounter a seventeenth century tribe in Bolivia who claim to be immortal and provide evidence to support their God-like assertion. --- ¿The Catch¿. In 1958 a family of five allegedly died in a car crash. The Company sends Clete and Porfirio to clean up a problem caused by the ten year old boy previously saved from that crash instead of joining as operatives as all of the rescued do, Bobby Ross has become a problem for the Company to fix. --- ¿The Angel in the Darkness¿. In 1991 forty-six years old insurance underwriter Maria Aguilar has problems as she expects the new owners of her firm to downsize. However, she soon finds bigger troubles for her and her family. Only Company Security Technical Uncle Porfirio can keep them safe from an immortal. --- 'Standing in His Light'. In the seventeenth century Netherlands Agent Van Drouten meets Jan Vermeer, considered by twenty-fourth century aficionados as the greatest artist of all times as she tries to rescue his masterpieces. --- ¿A Night on the Barbary Coast¿. In 1850 Joseph and Mendoza explore the local flora because something of interest caught Dr. Zeus¿ attention in the future. --- ¿Welcome to the Olympus, Mr. Hearst¿. In the 1920s and 30s William Randolph Heart informs Mr. Denham he knows about the Company and wants to buy stock as a full player in the game of ¿correcting¿ history. --- 'Hellfire at Twilight'. In 1774 Lewis joins the aristocratic notorious Hellfire Club because of a toxic alert from a document once belonging to them. --- Harriet Klausner

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