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The Drawing of the Dark - Tim Powers
The Drawing of the Dark
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When Brian Duffy, an ageing soldier of fortune, is recruited in Venice by a strange old man to work as a bouncer in Vienna at an inn where the fabulous Herzwesten beer is brewed, everything seems straightforward. But his journey is far from it. Pursued and attacked from all sides, guarded and... show more
When Brian Duffy, an ageing soldier of fortune, is recruited in Venice by a strange old man to work as a bouncer in Vienna at an inn where the fabulous Herzwesten beer is brewed, everything seems straightforward. But his journey is far from it. Pursued and attacked from all sides, guarded and guided by creatures of myth, Duffy is no sooner in Vienna than the city is besieged by the turkish armies if Suleiman. And it becomes apparent that Duffy's presence is no accident and that it is up to him to preserve the West until the drawing of the dark...
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780575074262 (0575074264)
Publisher: Gollancz Paperbacks
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
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Bry's Bountiful Book Blog
Bry's Bountiful Book Blog rated it
4.0
Man, Tim Powers is cool. He does this "secret history" thing, where he's almost writing historical fiction but the blanks in the historical record he fills in with fantasy elements. It really works. It helps a lot that the historical aspects of his stories are really well researched. I guess that'...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
3.0 Drawing of the Dark (Fantasy Masterworks)
Brian Duffy, an Irish soldier of fortune, finds that Venice isn't that healthy for him and when he's offered the job of bouncer for a tavern in Vienna that brews it's own, along with a healthy wage, he jumps at the chance. Unfortunately for Brian, what he thought would be a retirement turns out to...
FriedEgg
FriedEgg rated it
3.0 Drawing of the Dark (Mayflower books)
Never have I read a novel infused with so much drinking of beer! I could not turn a page, it seemed, when the protagonist Duffy doesn't quaff yet another tankard of ale. The very title itself refers to the drawing of the special, dark brew of beer that is performed once every few hundred years in or...
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