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The Raven Tower - Ann Leckie
The Raven Tower
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For centuries, the kingdom of Iraden has been protected by the god known as the Raven. He watches over his territory from atop a tower in the powerful port of Vastai. His will is enacted through the Raven's Lease, a human ruler chosen by the god himself. His magic is sustained via the blood... show more
For centuries, the kingdom of Iraden has been protected by the god known as the Raven. He watches over his territory from atop a tower in the powerful port of Vastai. His will is enacted through the Raven's Lease, a human ruler chosen by the god himself. His magic is sustained via the blood sacrifice that every Lease must offer. And under the Raven's watch, the city flourishes.

But the power of the Raven is weakening. A usurper has claimed the throne. The kingdom borders are tested by invaders who long for the prosperity that Vastai boasts. And they have made their own alliances with other gods.

It is into this unrest that the warrior Eolo--aide to Mawat, the true Lease--arrives. And in seeking to help Mawat reclaim his city, Eolo discovers that the Raven's Tower holds a secret. Its foundations conceal a dark history that has been waiting to reveal itself...and to set in motion a chain of events that could destroy Iraden forever.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780356506999 (0356506991)
Publisher: Orbit
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
Category:
Fantasy, Epic Fantasy
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Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it
4.5 Though the mills of God grind slowly, yet they grind exceedingly small.
Not being much of a science fiction reader, Ann Leckie's work to date hasn't had much pull for me. But when I heard her new book was fantasy and had an unusual narrative perspective, I got interested. I'm glad that, for once, not even the considerable hype surrounding this book kept me from readin...
Portable Monsters
Portable Monsters rated it
5.0 The Raven Tower ★★★★★
I'm not sure how to explain what I loved about this book without spoiling it. The story itself was a fun ride, because it's obvious the whole time that the ancient god, who is both narrating the current day action and ruminating on its own history and the nature of gods, is withholding some crucial ...
Grac's Never-ending TBR Pile of Doom
Grac's Never-ending TBR Pile of Doom rated it
4.0 The Raven Tower - Ann Leckie
Anyone who's read my reviews will know how much I love Ann Leckie's science fiction books, while I'd also really enjoyed the short stories she's written set in the same universe that The Raven Tower inhabits. This is a universe where gods great and small can speak things into reality, with the cavea...
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