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The Winds of Khalakovo

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Among inhospitable and unforgiving seas stands Khalakovo, a mountainous archipelago of seven islands, its prominent eyrie stretching a thousand feet into the sky. Serviced by windships bearing goods and dignitaries, Khalakovo's eyrie stands at the crossroads of world trade. But all is not well in Khalakovo. Conflict has erupted between the ruling Landed, the indigenous Aramahn, and the fanatical Maharraht, and a wasting disease has grown rampant over the past decade. Now, Khalakovo is to play host to the Nine Dukes, a meeting which will weigh heavily upon Khalakovo's future.

When an elemental spirit attacks an incoming windship, murdering the Grand Duke and his retinue, Prince Nikandr, heir to the scepter of Khalakovo, is tasked with finding the child prodigy believed to be behind the summoning. However, Nikandr discovers that the boy is an autistic savant who may hold the key to lifting the blight that has been sweeping the islands. Can the Dukes, thirsty for revenge, be held at bay? Can Khalakovo be saved? The elusive answer drifts upon the Winds of Khalakovo...

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"Debut novelist Beaulieu paints a detailed and realistic portrayal of individual fates bound up in social responsibilities as well-grounded cultures clash. Prince Nikandr Khalakovo, facing an arranged marriage, also suffers from a wasting disease plaguing the Anuskaya islands. When the rebellious Maharraht loose a fire elemental and kill the visiting Grand Duke Stasa Bolgravya, civil war erupts, and all factions seek to capture a mysterious autistic boy who straddles both the spirit and the material worlds. Beaulieu skillfully juggles elements borrowed from familiar cultures (primarily Russian and Bedouin) as well as telepathy, airborne ships, and magical gems. Viewpoint shifts are occasionally confusing, but the prose is often poetic — airborne skiffs under attack 'dropped like kingfishers' and 'twisted in the air like maple seeds' — and the characters have welcome depth. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWxyz LLC)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781597802185
Author:
Beaulieu, Bradley P.
Publisher:
Night Shade Books
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Epic
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
The Lays of Anuskaya
Publication Date:
20110431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
354
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.75 in 20 oz

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Product details 354 pages Night Shade Books - English 9781597802185 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Debut novelist Beaulieu paints a detailed and realistic portrayal of individual fates bound up in social responsibilities as well-grounded cultures clash. Prince Nikandr Khalakovo, facing an arranged marriage, also suffers from a wasting disease plaguing the Anuskaya islands. When the rebellious Maharraht loose a fire elemental and kill the visiting Grand Duke Stasa Bolgravya, civil war erupts, and all factions seek to capture a mysterious autistic boy who straddles both the spirit and the material worlds. Beaulieu skillfully juggles elements borrowed from familiar cultures (primarily Russian and Bedouin) as well as telepathy, airborne ships, and magical gems. Viewpoint shifts are occasionally confusing, but the prose is often poetic — airborne skiffs under attack 'dropped like kingfishers' and 'twisted in the air like maple seeds' — and the characters have welcome depth. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright PWxyz LLC)
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