The Burned Tower

The Burned Tower

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by Sergey Dyachenko, Marina Dyachenko
     
 

A truck driver on a lonely stretch of road, a hitchiker, and an ancient curse— a brilliant and moving tale, steeped in folklore, by the masters of modern Fantasy. In 1999 "The Burned Tower" was awarded the "Interpresscon" as the best short story of the year on the international SF-convention in St-Petersburg. Now, for the first time, in English. Also contains

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Overview

A truck driver on a lonely stretch of road, a hitchiker, and an ancient curse— a brilliant and moving tale, steeped in folklore, by the masters of modern Fantasy. In 1999 "The Burned Tower" was awarded the "Interpresscon" as the best short story of the year on the international SF-convention in St-Petersburg. Now, for the first time, in English. Also contains a preview of the Tor book, The Scar (publication date: 2/28/12).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781466807204
Publisher:
Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date:
01/24/2012
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
257,130
File size:
431 KB

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Meet the Author

SERGEY AND MARINA DYACHENKO have received numerous prestigious literary awards for their novels and short stories. They were honored as the European Science Fiction Society's Best Writers of Europe at Eurocon 2005. Marina and Sergey are married and live in Kiev. The Scar, an award-winning Russian fantasy by the acclaimed husband and wife writing duo, was published in English for the first time on February 28th, 2012.


SERGEY AND MARINA DYACHENKO have received numerous prestigious literary awards for their novels and short stories. They were honored as the European Science Fiction Society’s Best Writers of Europe at Eurocon 2005. They are the authors of The Scar. Marina and Sergey are married and live in Kiev.

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The Burned Tower 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 55 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a very good book. The more i read the more interesting it got.
the_curious_reader More than 1 year ago
The Burned Tower deserves the praise heaped upon it by the critics, a tale of darkness and redemption based on the legend of the pied piper. If you love the short stories of Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheson, and John Collier with a soupcon or two of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Leo Tolstoi added to the mix, this memorable tale will suit you to a tee.
ReinasGirl More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the characters and the imagery. Would enjoy reading more if it was longer/expanded.
grateful65 More than 1 year ago
Interesting retelling of the Pied Piper story. Short, fast read, but worth the time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It’s a beautifully written and deeply touching story, the moral fable that retells the Pied Piper legend in a most unusual way.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a unique take on folklore. It merges modern day with hundreds of years past. It is intriguing and eerie. The writing itself can be hard to follow and I sometimes found myself gapping out while reading so much descriptive detail. This may be due to translation. Overall it's worth the read.
Arrat More than 1 year ago
A good book, a fast read & it's free! Spoiler: this book is only 50pgs, so it is a short story! The book was good, & I felt like it had a lot of potential. You take a journey, you get to know both characters during the drive, so the plots stays well paced, as you continue the journey it gets more interesting but once we get to the end it becomes very confusing. It was a story to tell the story of the Pied Piper, & I think there was a moral to be learned, but the end wasn't done well in my opinion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this short story. Thought provoking yet entertaining. Reminds of older European stories. Would enjoy other works by these authors.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very... interesting read, but i liked it.
avid_reader_ct More than 1 year ago
Not a bad short story. Wasn't too excited about the ending - was expecting more.
Tahoe-Skier More than 1 year ago
Found it hard to get through this one and it's only 50 pages. Lots of symbolism, but difficult to follow at times.
Jarhead-43 More than 1 year ago
Weird...did I mention weird?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed it thoroughly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this story. Nicely told. Well done!
desertrunner More than 1 year ago
Did not set it down. Enjoyed.
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I really enjoyed this story, especially the Pied Piper. Very imaginative storyline. Wish there was more!
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