House Jhereg, Dragaera's organized crime syndicate, is still hunting Vlad Taltos. There's a big price on his head on Draegara City. Then he hears disturbing news. Aliera—longtime friend, sometime ally—has been arrested by the Empire on a charge of practicing elder sorcery, a capital crime.It... show more
House Jhereg, Dragaera's organized crime syndicate, is still hunting Vlad Taltos. There's a big price on his head on Draegara City. Then he hears disturbing news. Aliera—longtime friend, sometime ally—has been arrested by the Empire on a charge of practicing elder sorcery, a capital crime.It doesn't make sense. Everybody knows Aliera's been dabbling in elder sorcery for ages. Why is the Empire down on her now? Why aren't her powerful friends—Morrolan, Sethra, the Empress Zerika—coming to her rescue? And most to the point, why has she utterly refused to do anything about her own defense?It would be idiotic of Vlad to jump into this situation. He's a former Jhereg who betrayed the House. He's an Easterner—small, weak, short-lived. He's being searched for by the most remorseless killers in the world. Naturally, that's exactly why he's going to get completely involved...In Iorich, Steven Brust has crafted a complex and intriguing Vlad Taltos adventure.
Publish date: January 5th 2010
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 319
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Epic Fantasy
, High Fantasy
, Speculative Fiction
, Heroic Fantasy
, Sword And Sorcery
Series: Vlad Taltos -5 omnibus (#12)
I don't recall whether I first encountered Steven Brust through [b:To Reign In Hell|140150|To Reign In Hell|Steven Brust|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1239603475s/140150.jpg|1057] or [b:Jhereg|1410206|Jhereg|Steven Brust|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1202019685s/1410206.jpg|1521838]. I remember seeing...
In his 12 book of the Vlad Taltos series, Brust brings us back to Adrhilanka, Vlad's home and the stupidest place he could have gone. Still on the run, constantly looking over his shoulder for Jhereg assassins, when Vlad hears that his friend Aliera is in jail for a crime that all know she has commi...
Steven Brust has got his groove back. After the novella structure of Jhegaala, he returns to Vlad, our favorite ex-crimelord who appears to have become a hero over the years, although Vlad would be the first to disagree. Despite being on the run from assassins, he returns to the city of his birth to...
I can't tell whether this series is changing, or I am. Either way, while I enjoyed this more than the previous few episodes, I thought it was a long way from the heights of Athyra, Orca, and Dragon. I was bothered by what seemed to be a lack of consequences: I kept waiting for Vlad's flimsy conjectu...