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As a wealthy few gather to bid on a predator capable of destroying all life on earth, the sorcerers of the Twenty Palace Society mobilize to stop them. Caught up in the scramble is Ray Lilly, the lowest of the low in the society—an ex–car thief and the expendable assistant of a powerful sorcerer. Ray possesses exactly one spell to his name, along with a strong left hook. But when he arrives in the small town in the North Cascades where the bidding is to take place, the predator has escaped and the society’s most powerful enemies are desperate to recapture it. All Ray has to do is survive until help arrives. But it may already be too late.

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"Connolly fulfills and sustains the promise of his 2009 rural noir debut, Child of Fire, with this thoughtful Lovecraftian sequel. Twenty Palace Society member Catherine Little, a lethal sorcerer committed to keeping supernatural entities and magic out of the possession of anyone but members of the society, contacts ex-convict Ray Lilly at his mundane supermarket job and recruits him to assist her with an emergency situation. Ray's actions are supposed to be limited to assisting his assigned peer, but an interdimensional predator has escaped and the society needs all the help it can get. Connolly doesn't shy away from tackling big philosophical issues--whether good ends justify evil means, how many civilian deaths can be justified in the pursuit of creatures that can destroy the world--amid gory action scenes and plenty of rapid-fire sardonic dialogue. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

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As a wealthy few gather to bid on a predator capable of destroying all life on Earth, the sorcerers of the Twenty Palaces Society mobilize to stop them. Caught up in the scramble is Ray Lilly, an ex-car thief and the expendable assistant of a powerful sorcerer. Original.

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Harry Connolly spent two years writing his first novel, Child of Fire. He has held a variety of jobs in the past, from customer service to landscaping to stay-at-home dad. He lives in Seattle.

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janet spitfire, January 25, 2011 (view all comments by janet spitfire)
Author Harry Connolly has created a unique world in the Urban Fantasy genre. Game of Cages is the second book in the Twenty palaces series, with Child of Fire being the first. The protagonist, Ray Lilly, is a ordinary man who does not have powerful magic or insider knowledge to assist him. He works with a powerful sorcerer who is only begrudgingly past killing him herself. He is the expendable part of the team. Ray survives with street smarts, one small spell he owns and a bit of luck. Game of Cages builds on Ray Lilly's world and lets the reader see the inner conflict of his actions, and mistakes. He is trying to develop a sense of ethics or code of conduct he can live with in this fight against summoned predators. I loved this book and look forward to the next one!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345508904
Author:
Connolly, Harry
Publisher:
Del Rey Books
Subject:
Fantasy - Contemporary
Subject:
Fantasy - Paranormal
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Contemporary
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Twenty Palaces
Publication Date:
20100831
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
6.98x4.20x.97 in. .39 lbs.

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Product details 352 pages Del Rey Books - English 9780345508904 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Connolly fulfills and sustains the promise of his 2009 rural noir debut, Child of Fire, with this thoughtful Lovecraftian sequel. Twenty Palace Society member Catherine Little, a lethal sorcerer committed to keeping supernatural entities and magic out of the possession of anyone but members of the society, contacts ex-convict Ray Lilly at his mundane supermarket job and recruits him to assist her with an emergency situation. Ray's actions are supposed to be limited to assisting his assigned peer, but an interdimensional predator has escaped and the society needs all the help it can get. Connolly doesn't shy away from tackling big philosophical issues--whether good ends justify evil means, how many civilian deaths can be justified in the pursuit of creatures that can destroy the world--amid gory action scenes and plenty of rapid-fire sardonic dialogue. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by , As a wealthy few gather to bid on a predator capable of destroying all life on Earth, the sorcerers of the Twenty Palaces Society mobilize to stop them. Caught up in the scramble is Ray Lilly, an ex-car thief and the expendable assistant of a powerful sorcerer. Original.
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