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A shadow in summer, Daniel Abraham

Label
A shadow in summer
Title
A shadow in summer
Statement of responsibility
Daniel Abraham
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The city-state of Saraykeht dominates the Summer Cities. Its wealth is beyond measure; its port is open to all the merchants of the world, and its ruler, the Khai Saraykeht, commands forces to rival the Gods. Commerce and trade fill the streets with a hundred languages, and the coffers of the wealthy with jewels and gold. Any desire, however exotic or base, can be satisfied in its soft quarter. Blissfully ignorant of the forces that fuel their prosperity, the people live and work secure in the knowledge that their city is a bastion of progress in a harsh world. It would be a tragedy if it fell." "Saraykeht is poised on the knife-edge of disaster."
  • "At the heart of the city's influence are the poet-sorcerer Heshai and the captive spirit, Seedless, whom he controls. For all his power, Heshai is weak, haunted by memories of shame and humiliation. A man faced with constant reminders of his responsibilities and his failures, he is the linchpin and the most vulnerable point in Saraykeht's greatness." "Far to the west, the armies of Galt have conquered many lands. To take Saraykeht, they must first destroy the trade upon which its prosperity is based. Marchat Wilsin, head of Galt's trading house in the city, is planning a terrible crime against Heshai and Seedless. If he succeeds, Saraykeht will fall."
  • "Amat, House Wilsin's business manager, is a woman who rose from the slums to wield the power that Marchat Wilsin would use to destroy her city. Through accidents of fate and circumstance Amat, her apprentice Liat, and two young men from the farthest reaches of their society stand alone against the dangers that threaten the city."--Jacket
Member of
Summary
A business manager, her apprentice, and a pair of outskirters become the only protectors of a financially powerful, technologically advanced city that is being threatened by the conquering armies of Galt, which are plotting against the city's top citizen, the poet-sorcerer Heshai
Theme
Storyline
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
143480
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3601.B677
LC item number
S53 2006
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Long price quartet
Series volume
bk. 1
Target audience
adult
Label
A shadow in summer, Daniel Abraham
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm60776562
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
331 pages
Isbn
9780765313409
Lccn
2005016832
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780765313409
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)60776562
Label
A shadow in summer, Daniel Abraham
Publication
Note
"A Tom Doherty Associates Book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm60776562
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
331 pages
Isbn
9780765313409
Lccn
2005016832
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780765313409
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)60776562

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