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Crystal Rain - Tobias S. Buckell, Todd Lockwood
Crystal Rain
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Long ago, so the stories say, the old-fathers came to Nanagada through a worm's hole in the sky. Looking for a new world to call their own, they brought with them a rich mélange of cultures, religions, and dialects from a far-off planet called Earth. Mighty were the old-fathers, with the power to... show more
Long ago, so the stories say, the old-fathers came to Nanagada through a worm's hole in the sky. Looking for a new world to call their own, they brought with them a rich mélange of cultures, religions, and dialects from a far-off planet called Earth. Mighty were the old-fathers, with the power to shape the world to their liking---but that was many generations ago, and what was once known has long been lost. Steamboats and gas-filled blimps now traverse the planet, where people once looked up to see great silver cities in the sky.Like his world, John deBrun has forgotten more than he remembers. Twenty-seven years ago, he washed up onto the shore of Nanagada with no memory of his past. Although he has made a new life for himself among the peaceful islanders, his soul remains haunted by unanswered questions about his own identity.These mysteries take on new urgency when the fearsome Azteca storm over the Wicked High Mountains in search of fresh blood and hearts to feed their cruel, inhuman gods. Nanagada's only hope lies in a mythical artifact, the Ma Wi Jung, said to be hidden somewhere in the frozen north. And only John deBrun knows the device's secrets, even if he can't remember why or how!Crystal Rain is the much-anticipated debut novel by one of science fiction's newest and most promising talents.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780765312273 (0765312271)
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
Series: Xenowealth (#1)
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XLeptodactylous
XLeptodactylous rated it
1.0 Crystal Rain
Confusingly either an alternate Caribbean/Aztec set sci-fi or a steampunk militia fantasy without much world building. It tends to drift. Not written well and whilst I appreciate the dialogue was supposed to make you feel like they couldn't speak "English" well, it was just jarring and unnecessary. ...
captainspiffy
captainspiffy rated it
4.0 Crystal Rain
great refreshing book. In retrospect it feels like a prologue, or a book between operas :)
Don't Be Afraid of the Dork
Don't Be Afraid of the Dork rated it
2.0
I had a really hard time getting into this book. So hard in fact that I quit after 200 pages. I liked it well enough that if I knew the story was going to be wrapped up by the end of the book I would have continued but knowing this was the first in the series I gave up. The characters and their r...
Uncertain, Fugitive, Half-fabulous
Uncertain, Fugitive, Half-fabulous rated it
5.0
An insanely exciting and imaginative book. Very well-drawn characters and world, I talk a bit about it here: http://abouttocharge.wordpress.com/2007/06/18/i-am-far-too-impatient/
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