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Black Brillion: A Novel of the Archonate (Tor Science Fiction)

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Boro Harkless has devoted his life to the service of the Archonite Bureau of Security, the force tasked with keeping the peace among and within the city-states of Old Earth. He comes to the city of Sherit seeking the criminal, Luff Imbry. Luff Imbry has devoted his young life to the enjoyment of wealth. A gourmet, a charmer, and an ever-so-stylish fop, he has come to Sherit to pursue a new fortune. Not, mind you, his own, for Luff is also a mountebank, swindler, and forger of the first water.

Yoked together by circumstance, they form an uneasy truce and discover a common goal: capturing the grandest con-man of them all, Horselan Gebbling. Gebbling, who made off with Imbry's previous fortune, is posing as Father Olwyn, Sacredotal Eminence of the Assembly of Tangible Unity, and now claims to cure the invariably fatal ailment known as the lassitude with Black Brillion. But the gemstone is a myth, as our heroes know.

Filled with dollops of drollery and an ancient evil, Black Brillion is a science fantasy caper that grows into a metaphysical exploration of the human psyche. Matt Hughes has crossed Jack Vance with Carl Jung to come up with a bold new novel of life on an Earth grown older by millions of years.

Synopsis:

Hughes has crossed Jack Vance with Carl Jung to come up with a bold new novel of life on an Earth grown older by millions of years. A peacekeeper and a criminal unite to capture the grandest con-man of all who claims to be able to cure fatal ailments with a mythical gem.

About the Author

Matthew Hughes lives in Courtenay, British Columbia, on Vancouver Island. This is his third novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780765350497
Subtitle:
A Novel of the Archonate
Author:
Hughes, Matthew
Publisher:
Tor Science Fiction
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Revenge
Subject:
Swindlers and swindling
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science / Adventure
Copyright:
Series:
Tor Science Fiction
Publication Date:
20051001
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
6.84x4.24x.74 in. .33 lbs.

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