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ISBN13: 9781400062836
ISBN10: 1400062837
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Legend meets history in this mesmerizing novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Caleb Carr. Demonstrating the rich storytelling, skillful plotting, and depth of research he showcased in The Alienist, Carr has written a wildly imaginative genre-bending saga that redefines the boundaries of literature.

About the Author

Caleb Carr is the critically acclaimed author of The Alienist, The Angel of Darkness, The Lessons of Terror, Killing Time, The Devil Soldier, and The Italian Secretary. He has taught military history at Bard College, and worked extensively in film, television, and the theater. His military and political writings have appeared in numerous magazines and periodicals, among them The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. He lives in upstate New York.

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nrlymrtl, February 19, 2013 (view all comments by nrlymrtl)
The plot is pretty huge, and I don’t want to give away too much of it, so now I will commence gushing about all the things I loved about this book. First, there are tons of thinking characters in this book �" men, women, soldiers, servants, good guys, bad guys, short, tall, crippled, healthy. Next, nature plays a big, big role as these folks lived very close to it. In fact, spoiled grain leads to one of the overwhelming illnesses. Also, the ‘wizards’ are able to converse with wildlife. Caliphestros himself would simply tell you it is science and learning and patience that allows him to use birds to send messages and to communicate with Stasi, the beautiful white panther of Davenwood. There is also plenty of humor to break up the serious tone of treachery and deceit �" most of it from the Bane Hildebrant. Next, you can tell Carr did some research, pulling in elements from a long ago and all but forgotten Roman Empire, medical knowledge available at the time, military hierarchy and formations. These aspects gave the tale that feeling that maybe, just maybe, this really did happen so long ago. All in all, a most excellent read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781400062836
Publisher:
Random House
Subject:
Historical
Author:
Carr, Caleb
Subject:
Popular Fiction - Adventure
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Publication Date:
20121127
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 MAP
Pages:
752
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6.57 x 1.51 in 2.38 lb

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