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Wheel of the Infinite
     

Wheel of the Infinite

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by Martha Wells
 

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A black storm is spreading across the Wheel of the Infinite. Every night the Voices of the Ancestors--the Wheel's constructors and caretakers--brush the darkness away and repair the damage with brightly colored sands and potent magic. Each morning the storm reappears, bigger and darker than before, unraveling the beautiful and orderly patterns.

With chaos in

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A black storm is spreading across the Wheel of the Infinite. Every night the Voices of the Ancestors--the Wheel's constructors and caretakers--brush the darkness away and repair the damage with brightly colored sands and potent magic. Each morning the storm reappears, bigger and darker than before, unraveling the beautiful and orderly patterns.

With chaos in the wind, a woman with a shadowy past has returned to Duvalpore. A murderer and traitor--an exile disgraced, hated, and feared, and haunted by her own guilty conscience--Maskelle has been summoned back to help put the world right. Once she was the most enigmatic of the Voices, until cursed by her own actions. Now, in the company of Rian--a skilled and dangerously alluring swordsman--she must confront dread enemies old and new, and a cold, stalking malevolence unlike any she has ever encountered. For if Maskelle cannot unearth the cause of the Wheel's accelerating disintegration--if she cannot free herself from the ghosts of the past and focus on the catastrophe to come--the world will plunge headlong into the terrifying abyss toward which it is recklessly hurtling. And all that is, ever was, and will be will end.

Originally published by Avon Eos in 2000.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Fast-paced, witty and inventive, Wells' latest fantasy is not only about saving the world; it is also about saving Maskelle from self-doubt and isolation. The vividly imagined Celestial Empire's peril is made all the more dramatic by the characters' sarcastic, reasonable conversations, and by their very human responses to inhuman dangers; there is real reading pleasure here.
- Publishers Weekly

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012784902
Publisher:
Martha Wells
Publication date:
07/23/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
556,075
File size:
873 KB

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Meet the Author

Martha Wells is the author of nine fantasy novels, including The Wizard Hunters, The Ships of Air, The Gate of Gods, The Element of Fire, and the Nebula-nominated The Death of the Necromancer. Her newest novel, The Cloud Roads, was published in March 2011 by Night Shade Books, and the sequel, The Serpent Sea, will be out in 2012. She has had short stories in the magazines Black Gate, Realms of Fantasy, Lone Star Stories, and Stargate Magazine, and in the Tsunami Relief anthology Elemental and The Year's Best Fantasy #7. She has also written two media-tie-in novels, Stargate Atlantis: Reliquary and Stargate Atlantis: Entanglement.

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Wheel of the Infinite 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of the things I've liked best about Martha Wells' books is her originality. She has yet to produce the standard medieval fantasy so prevalent on the shelves. In 'Wheel of the Infinite' she has created a wonderous temple city right out of southeast asia. In addition, her concept of a Tibetan-style sand painting being used to recreate the world when the calander changes year-to-year or century-to-century is fascinating. Once again, it's a richly detailed world with wonderfully constructed characters. Maskelle, the exiled Voice of the Adversary, is a wonderfully complex character. The travelling theatrical troupe, using Lion King style puppets are wonderful additions. I think what I've always like best about her books is the dialogue. These are not cute twee people, or stilted heroic-speak, but rather witty, intelligent people with the dialogue to back it up. Maskelle has a sharp tongue, and it's wonderful to hear her in action.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A uniquely compelling story of a world in danger; Wells is excellent, as always.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago