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The Dragons of Babel

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 A fantasy masterpiece from a five-time Hugo Award winner!

A war-dragon of Babel crashes in the idyllic fields of a post-industrialized Faerie and, dragging himself into the nearest village, declares himself king and makes young Will his lieutenant. Nightly, he crawls inside the young fey's brain to get a measure of what his subjects think. Forced out of his village, Will travels with female centaur soldiers, witnesses the violent clash of giants, and acquires a surrogate daughter, Esme, who has no knowledge of the past and may be immortal. 

Evacuated to the Tower of Babel--infinitely high, infinitely vulgar, very much like New York City--Will meets the confidence trickster Nat Whilk. Inside the Dread Tower, Will becomes a hero to the homeless living in the tunnels under the city, rises as an underling to a haint politician, meets his one true love-a high-elven woman he dare not aspire to.

You've heard of hard SF: This is hard fantasy from a master of the form.

About the Author

MICHAEL SWANWICK lives in Philadelphia, PA. He has won five Hugo Awards and one Nebula Award (for Best Novel).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780765331144
Author:
Swanwick, Michael
Publisher:
Tor Books
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Epic
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.2 x 6.21 x 0.85 in 1 lb

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