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The Hidden City (House War Series #1)

The Hidden City (House War Series #1)

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At last, the story fantasy fans have been waiting for? Now in paperback.

The incredible story that fans of The Sun Sword series have been waiting to read-the battle for control of House Terafin...

Orphaned and left to fend for herself in the slums of Averalaan, Jewel Markess-Jay to her friends-meets an unlikely savior in Rath, a man who prowls the

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At last, the story fantasy fans have been waiting for? Now in paperback.

The incredible story that fans of The Sun Sword series have been waiting to read-the battle for control of House Terafin...

Orphaned and left to fend for herself in the slums of Averalaan, Jewel Markess-Jay to her friends-meets an unlikely savior in Rath, a man who prowls the ruins of the undercity in search of artifacts and treasure. Nursing Jay back to health is an unusual act for a man who renounced his own family long ago, and the situation becomes stranger still when Jay begins to form a den of other rescued children in Rath's home. But worse perils lurk beneath the slums: the demons that once nearly destroyed the Essalieyan Empire are stirring again, and soon Rath and Jay will find themselves targets of these deadly and ruthless beings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756405403
Publisher:
DAW
Publication date:
03/03/2009
Series:
House War Series, #1
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
768
Sales rank:
548,428
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Michelle West is the author of three interconnected series: The Sacred Hunt duology, the six-volume Sun Sword series, and The House War novels. She has published numerous short stories, as well as fantasty novels, under her maiden name, Michelle Sagara. She was a two-time nominee for the Campbell Award. She works part-time at BAKKA Books, one of Toronto's larger bookstores, and writes a column for The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction. She can contacted via her website, michellesagara.com.

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The Hidden City (House War Series #1) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
For everyone who's been waiting for Jewel's return, you won't be disappointed. At first I wasn't sure what I thought about the fact that this book went all the way back to the beginning of the den, instead of starting off where we last saw Jewel, but as soon as I picked it up I couldn't put it down. It's great to see how the den came together, to learn about things hinted at in previous books. Sigurne and Merlonne are both in the book, it's amazing how Michelle West has gone back into the past with these characters, just wait until you hear Sigurne tell about her past...just too wonderful. This is story telling at its finest. Oh and we get to finally meet Duster.After reading this book I am so glad Michelle West did go all the way back to the start of the den. I cannot even begin to say how great this book is.
RalphW More than 1 year ago
This is a well written prequel to Michelle's Sun Sword series of.books. A must read along with this!
harstan More than 1 year ago
Although Rath considers himself a businessman, most people classify him as a scavenger of antiques in the undercity he sells his finds to dealers who have clients desiring objects from before the Blood Wars. A reclusive loner who believes he needs no one, not even his family he helps a homeless sick child Jewel by taking her into his abode and nursing her back to health. She informs him that when he goes out tonight to sell artifacts, he will be followed. Forewarned, he spots the hunters and spends hours trying to allude them. In the days that follow, Jewel finds orphans whom she sees in her visions and brings them to Rath¿s home. Much to his surprise he allows them to stay. When invisible beings follow Rath, he uses magically constructed weapons to transmit them back to Hell because they are demons disguised as men. Further circumstances lead Rath and Jewel to believe that the demons have a plan for the empire and that they have roles in the upcoming conflict --- This is a fantastic epic fantasy filled with intrigue and mystery that fans of Kate Elliot will appreciate. Michelle West has created a vivid world that readers will believe exists with them in it. Rath and Jewel are fully developed characters who have a form of PTSD as each has suffered trauma and pain. Together they make a formidable force ready to oppose the demonization of the empire. --- Harriet Klausner
lkomery More than 1 year ago
It was very nice to read the prequel. It didn't grip me as much as some of her other books, but it was still a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Doesn't have the lovely cover like the others in the series, so it looks like a pirate copy. Barnes & Noble should fix this! >:( I dislike my legal, purchased copy looking like it was stolen.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, first reading any of West's work. I felt like I was getting wrapped up in the story as i read.
Shade0 More than 1 year ago
Excellent new series, that explores Jewel's childhood.
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ElizabethT More than 1 year ago
Great Read! Book one in the Series.