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Empire in Black and Gold - Adrian Tchaikovsky
Empire in Black and Gold
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Seventeen years ago Stenwold witnessed the Wasp Empire storming the city of Myna in a brutal war of conquest. Since then he has preached vainly against this threat in his home city of Collegium, but now the Empire is on the march, with its spies and its armies everywhere, and the Lowlands lie... show more
Seventeen years ago Stenwold witnessed the Wasp Empire storming the city of Myna in a brutal war of conquest. Since then he has preached vainly against this threat in his home city of Collegium, but now the Empire is on the march, with its spies and its armies everywhere, and the Lowlands lie directly in its path. All the while, Stenwold has been training youthful agents to fight the Wasp advance, and the latest recruits include his niece, Che, and his mysterious ward, Tynisa. When his home is violently attacked, he is forced to send them ahead of him and, hotly pursued, they fly by airship to Helleron, the first city in line for the latest Wasp invasion.Stenwold and Che are Beetle-kinden, one of many human races that take their powers and inspiration each from a totem insect, but he also has allies of many breeds: Mantis, Spider, Ant, with their own particular skills. Foremost is the deadly Mantis-kinden warrior, Tisamon, but other very unlikely allies also join the cause. As things go from bad to worse amid escalating dangers, Stenwold learns that the Wasps intend to use the newly completed railroad between Helleron and Collegium to launch a lightning strike into the heart of the Lowlands. Then he gathers all of his agents to force a final showdown in the engine yard ...
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780230704138 (0230704131)
Publisher: Tor
Pages no: 612
Edition language: English
Series: Shadows of the Apt (#1)
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5.0 Empire in Black and Gold (Shadows of the Apt #1)
https://bookstooge.wordpress.com/2017/02/09/empire-in-black-and-gold-shadows-of-the-apt-1/ Sorry folks for just the link but since I watched my review of Eyeshield 21 disappear before my eyes here at booklikes in some kind of database refresh/whatever, that was the last straw. I won't be putting t...
Tannat
Tannat rated it
4.0 Empire in Black and Gold by Adrian Tchaikovsky
Series: Shadows of the Apt #1 After reading Children of Time, I wanted to read some of Tchaikovsky’s other stuff, and especially for an early novel this was quite good. It’s also the start to a massive ten-book series. This world is populated by a multitude of human races with insect and arachni...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
3.0 Empire in Black and Gold
It's not the book, it's me.This story just didn't work for me. I didn't care enough about the characters and honestly I put it down and picked it up several times and it was a bit of a trudge through it. I don't think that I would be a good reader for the rest of the series. I will look for the aut...
Między książkami
Między książkami rated it
2.5 Entomologiczne fantasy. Początek (Adrian Tchaikovski "Imperium czerni i złota")
Mam słabość do kiczowatych okładek powieści fantastycznych. Naprawdę. A wzięło się to stąd, że zaczęłam czytać tego typu literaturę, gdy w Polsce skończyła się szarobura komuna i wydawnictwa zaczęły kusić kolorem z półek księgarskich. Byłam naprawdę młodą nastolatką i do dziś pamiętam zakupione osob...
A Bitter Draft
A Bitter Draft rated it
5.0
I'm sure every reader knows the feeling of starting a book you're skeptical about and being pleasantly surprised. Empire in Black and Gold was that and so much more. I had continually pushed it down on my TBR list because the whole insect idea just didn't click with me. Eventually I caved thinking t...
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