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"Downum effectively combines action, magic, police procedure and political intrigue in this complex and striking debut. Isyllt Iskaldur, a Selafaan forensic necromancer, travels to the monsoon-soaked canal city of Symir, capital of Sivahra. Her plot to undermine the occupying Assari Empire before it can invade Selafai is complicated by her attraction to handsome Imperial fire-mage Asheris. Isyllt's bodyguard Xinai, a Sivahran native, despises the empire for its brutal destruction of her clan; young apprentice mage Zhirin Laii struggles between love for a guerrilla leader and loyalty to her mother, a respected politician. Refreshingly, Downum treats necromancy as an unclean but necessary defense against evil and nicely handles the complex nuances of a quasi-Westerner fomenting revolution in a quasi-Asian country occupied by quasi-Arabs. A strong (if not happy) conclusion still leaves plenty of room for sequels. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Symir — the Drowning City. home to exiles and expatriates, pirates and smugglers. And violent revolutionaries who will stop at nothing to overthrow the corrupt Imperial government.

For Isyllt Iskaldur, necromancer and spy, the brewing revolution is a chance to prove herself to her crown. All she has to do is find and finance the revolutionaries, and help topple the palaces of Symir. But she is torn between her new friends and her duties, and the longer she stays in this monsoon-drenched city, the more intrigue she uncovers — even the dead are plotting.

As the waters rise and the dams crack, Isyllt must choose between her mission and the city she came to save.

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In this brilliant fantasy debut--the first book in the Necromancer Chronicles--a necromancer travels abroad to start a rebellion against an empire that threatens her homeland. Original.

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Amber Kofman, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by Amber Kofman)
An amazing read. Amanda Downum writes a fast-paced, thrilling fantasy.

Her style is in the vein of Jacqeuline Carey and Octavia Butler. Her strong female protagonists are free agents with as much political and social force as the males and continue to maintain healthy relationships with other females. Her constructed universe explores the pluipotency of human abilities, desire, relationships, and love.

She is one of the best authors of our time and a pleasure to read.
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ISBN:
9780316069045
Author:
Downum, Amanda
Publisher:
Orbit
Subject:
Fantasy - Epic
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-Fantasy-Epic
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Series:
Necromancer Chronicles
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20101231
Binding:
Mass Market Paperbound
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
370
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6.94x4.00x1.02 in. .41 lbs.

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Product details 370 pages Orbit - English 9780316069045 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Downum effectively combines action, magic, police procedure and political intrigue in this complex and striking debut. Isyllt Iskaldur, a Selafaan forensic necromancer, travels to the monsoon-soaked canal city of Symir, capital of Sivahra. Her plot to undermine the occupying Assari Empire before it can invade Selafai is complicated by her attraction to handsome Imperial fire-mage Asheris. Isyllt's bodyguard Xinai, a Sivahran native, despises the empire for its brutal destruction of her clan; young apprentice mage Zhirin Laii struggles between love for a guerrilla leader and loyalty to her mother, a respected politician. Refreshingly, Downum treats necromancy as an unclean but necessary defense against evil and nicely handles the complex nuances of a quasi-Westerner fomenting revolution in a quasi-Asian country occupied by quasi-Arabs. A strong (if not happy) conclusion still leaves plenty of room for sequels. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Symir — the Drowning City. home to exiles and expatriates, pirates and smugglers. And violent revolutionaries who will stop at nothing to overthrow the corrupt Imperial government.

For Isyllt Iskaldur, necromancer and spy, the brewing revolution is a chance to prove herself to her crown. All she has to do is find and finance the revolutionaries, and help topple the palaces of Symir. But she is torn between her new friends and her duties, and the longer she stays in this monsoon-drenched city, the more intrigue she uncovers — even the dead are plotting.

As the waters rise and the dams crack, Isyllt must choose between her mission and the city she came to save.

"Synopsis" by , In this brilliant fantasy debut--the first book in the Necromancer Chronicles--a necromancer travels abroad to start a rebellion against an empire that threatens her homeland. Original.
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