The Great Game: The Bookman Histories, Book 3

The Great Game: The Bookman Histories, Book 3

by Lavie Tidhar
     
 

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The Lizardine Empire is under threat. When Mycroft Holmes is murdered in London, it is up to retired shadow executive Smith to track down his killer - and stumble on the greatest conspiracy of his life. Mycroft's protege, the young Lucy Westerna, returns from Abyssinia with an ancient device that wrecks havoc when activated, summoning into being deadly machines

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The Lizardine Empire is under threat. When Mycroft Holmes is murdered in London, it is up to retired shadow executive Smith to track down his killer - and stumble on the greatest conspiracy of his life. Mycroft's protege, the young Lucy Westerna, returns from Abyssinia with an ancient device that wrecks havoc when activated, summoning into being deadly machines that look like giant tripods. And across the ocean, in Vespuccia, a young Harry Houdini faces death... and the return of an enemy once thought vanquished.

The Great Game is played in the shadows... and no one is safe. A new century is about to dawn, and the world would change forever. And in the Carpathian Mountains of Transylvania an old man weaves a web of dark deceit that would bind them together, in life... and in death.

Airship battles, Frankenstein monsters, alien tripods and death-defying acts: The Great Game is a cranked-up steampunk thriller in which nothing is certain - not even death.

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Praise for The Bookman:

"The Bookman pokes at the fat and waddled body of steampunk with its walking cane and leaves it on the roadside with its fresh take on Victorian London without loosing any steam on its way." - Loudmouth Man

"The Bookman is a delight, crammed with gorgeous period detail, seat-of-the-pants adventure and fabulous set-pieces." - The Guardian

"This is a steampunk gem... Bring on a sequel, Tidhar! I'm craving to know what happens after the ending!" - SFF World

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780857662002
Publisher:
Watkins Media
Publication date:
01/31/2012
Series:
Bookman Histories , #3
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
465,041
File size:
421 KB

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Meet the Author

Israeli-born writer Lavie Tidhar has been called an "emerging master" by Locus magazine, and has quickly established a name for himself as a short fiction writer of some note. He has travelled widely, living variously in South Africa, the UK, Asia and the remote island-nation of Vanuatu in the South Pacific, and his work exhibits a strong sense of place and an engagement with the literary Other in all its forms.

Lavie is also the creator of the acclaimed website dealing with SF writing from non-English speaking countries, World SF News. The author lives in Tel Aviv, Israel.


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