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Greenby Jay Lake
Synopses & Reviews
Her exquisite beauty and brilliant mind were not enough to free her from captivity. That took her skills with a knife, plus the power of a goddess.
She was born in poverty, in a dusty village under the equatorial sun. She does not remember her mother, she does not remember her own name--her earliest clear memory is of the day her father sold her to the tall pale man. In the Court of the Pomegranate Tree, where she was taught the ways of a courtesan…and the skills of an assassin…she was named Emerald, the precious jewel of the Undying Dukes collection of beauties. She calls herself Green.
The world she inhabits is one of political power and magic, where Gods meddle in the affairs of mortals. At the center of it is the immortal Dukes city of Copper Downs, which controls all the trade on the Storm Sea. Green has made many enemies, and some secret friends, and she has become a very dangerous woman indeed.
Acclaimed author Jay Lake has created a remarkable character in Green, and evokes a remarkable world in this novel. Green and her struggle to survive and find her own past will live in the readers mind a long time after the book is closed.
Green was raised to be a courtesan and trained to be an assassin. But the gods and goddesses of Selistan and the Storm Coast took notice of her skills, and made her their tool in an immortal struggle.
About the Author
JAY LAKE lives and works in Portland, Oregon. In 2004, Lake won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and has been a Hugo nominee for his short fiction. Lake is the author of the highly acclaimed Clockwork series (Mainspring, Escapement, and Pinion).
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