The Paper Grail [NOOK Book]

Overview

Howard Barton came to Mendocino in search of a folded scrap of paper. Not just any old scrap of paper, but one bearing what might be a sketch by the legendary Japanese artist, Hoku-sai. But Howard, unfortunately, is not the only one who wants the sketch . . .

There's old Heloise Lamey, whose lush and ...
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The Paper Grail

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Overview

Howard Barton came to Mendocino in search of a folded scrap of paper. Not just any old scrap of paper, but one bearing what might be a sketch by the legendary Japanese artist, Hoku-sai. But Howard, unfortunately, is not the only one who wants the sketch . . .

There's old Heloise Lamey, whose lush and noxious garden is watered with blood, ink, and stranger substances.

And the enigmatic Mr. Jimmers, whose workshop holds a bizarre invention designed to raise the dead.

Even Howard's Uncle Roy, a builder of haunted houses and founder of The Museum of Modern Mysteries, has an interest in the sketch.

In Northern California, nothing is what it appears, but everything is connected - Howard is led to a mysterious private war between secret, underground societies. Now Howard just needs to figure whose side he's on in the quest for the Paper Grail.
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Editorial Reviews

Charles de Lint
Blaylock allows us to see the mundane world through new eyes, to perceive the familar as strange and therefore fascinating - for what it is as well as for what it might be.
Publishers Weekly
[Blayock has]...a gift for drawing characters who are eccentric in delightful and original ways, whichever side of the war they are on.
Kirkus Reviews
[A]..seamlessly produced.. intriguing and absorbing work from a major talent.
Lewis Shiner
Blaylock [is] at the height of his ability, dazzling us with cosmic mysteries one second, paralysing us with laughter the next.
Bruce Sterling
Refreshing natural lunacy. Blaylock is a true American original.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014953702
  • Publisher: Jabberwocky Literary Agency
  • Publication date: 7/16/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

World Fantasy Award winning author James Blaylock, one of the pioneers of the steampunk genre, has written eighteen novels as well as scores of short stories, essays, and articles. His steampunk novel HOMUNCULUS won the Philip K. Dick Memorial Award, and his short story “The Ape-box Affair,” published in Unearth magazine, was the first contemporary steampunk story published in the U.S. Recent publications include KNIGHTS OF THE CORNERSTONE, THE EBB TIDE, and THE AFFAIR OF THE CHALK CLIFFS. He has recently finished a new steampunk novel, THE AYLESFORD SKULL, to be published by Titan Books.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2008

    Finest Modern Fantasy

    Blaylock weaves masterpieces of magic in modern life. The Paper Grail has it all, sympathetic characters, historical allusions, myth and magic! Wonderful.

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