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Vlad Taltos is an Easterner-an underprivileged human in an Empire of tall, powerful, long-lived Dragaerans. He made a career for himself in House Jhereg, the Dragaeran clan in charge of the Empire's organized crime. But the day came when the Jhereg wanted Vlad dead, and he's been on the run ever since. He has plenty of friends among the Dragaeran highborn, including an undead wizard and a god or two. But as long as the Jhereg have a price on his head, Vlad's life is ... messy. Meanwhile, for years, Vlad's path has been repeatedly crossed by Devera, a small Dragaeran girl of indeterminate powers who turns up at the oddest moments in his life. Now Devera has appeared again-to lead Vlad into a mysterious, seemingly empty manor overlooking the Great Sea. Inside this structure are corridors that double back on themselves, rooms that look out over other worlds, and-just maybe-answers to some of Vlad's long-asked questions about his world and his place in it. If only Devera can be persuaded to stop disappearing in the middle of his conversations with her.
Publisher: New York : Tom Doherty Associates, 2017
ISBN: 9780765324450
Branch Call Number: FANT BRUS
Characteristics: 334 pages : illustration ; 22 cm


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Jan 29, 2019

Essentially fractal and chaotic. Not the book to start the Vlad Taltos series.

Greene_GregL Feb 28, 2018

It's book 15 in the Vlad Taltos series, and not for newcomers. But it does give some tantalizing hints as to the nature of Vlad's role in Dragaera—and more likely, Verra's plans for it. An unusual entry in the series, given all the time-hopping (yep, Devera's involved) and the lack of Jhereg involvement, but it's still an engaging story.

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