Her exquisite beauty and brilliant mind were not enough to free her from captivity. That took her skills with a knife, plus the power of a goddess.She was born in poverty, in a dusty village under the equatorial sun. She does not remember her mother, she does not remember her own name--her... show more
Her exquisite beauty and brilliant mind were not enough to free her from captivity. That took her skills with a knife, plus the power of a goddess.She was born in poverty, in a dusty village under the equatorial sun. She does not remember her mother, she does not remember her own name--her earliest clear memory is of the day her father sold her to the tall pale man. In the Court of the Pomegranate Tree, where she was taught the ways of a courtesan…and the skills of an assassin…she was named Emerald, the precious jewel of the Undying Duke’s collection of beauties. She calls herself Green.The world she inhabits is one of political power and magic, where Gods meddle in the affairs of mortals. At the center of it is the immortal Duke’s city of Copper Downs, which controls all the trade on the Storm Sea. Green has made many enemies, and some secret friends, and she has become a very dangerous woman indeed.Acclaimed author Jay Lake has created a remarkable character in Green, and evokes a remarkable world in this novel. Green and her struggle to survive and find her own past will live in the reader’s mind a long time after the book is closed.
Publish date: February 15th 2011
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates, LLC
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
Series: Green Universe (#1)
Intense. What a trip. Finished up unexpectantly quickly. I was reading just a few chapters then couldn't stop. A very different book, gripping writing, flawed heroine that you still root for even after quite frankly turns vengeful murderess (which is less harsh than it sounds when in context of...
I got distracted about 40 pages from the end and read the few other books, but that was NOT Green's fault. I went back to it and could not stop reading until the end, at which point I wanted the sequel. The entire book was different and engaging and I loved seeing Green grow to find her own path and...
Surprisingly, given the nature of a number of the reviews I've seen for this book, I really enjoyed it.Let me rephrase. I opened it up briefly to peek at it and see what the writing was like, and ended up carting the book up and down the stairs with me while I got ready for work, reading over breakf...
This one’s been floating in and out of the house for a while – ever since the sequel, Endurance, showed up on my doorstep…drey’s thoughts:Green is the story of a girl who’s bought, brought to a land across the seas from her home, and trained to be the best courtesan in Copper Downs. She can read and...
Almost like reading two books in one. The story from the first half was completely different from the second half in its pacing, tone, setting, and feel. There were no gods in the first half at all, then suddenly, in the second half they actually have some effect on the world. Their boundaries and a...