Synopses & Reviews
When struggling riverboat captain Abner Marsh receives an offer of partnership from a wealthy aristocrat, he suspects something's amiss. But when he meets the hauntingly pale, steely-eyed Joshua York, he is certain. For York doesn't care that the icy winter of 1857 has wiped out all but one of Marsh's dilapidated fleet. Nor does he care that he won't earn back his investment in a decade. York has his own reasons for wanting to traverse the powerful Mississippi. And they are to be none of Marsh's concern no matter how bizarre, arbitrary, or capricious his actions may prove.
Marsh meant to turn down York's offer. It was too full of secrets that spelled danger. But the promise of both gold and a grand new boat that could make history crushed his resolve coupled with the terrible force of York's mesmerizing gaze. Not until the maiden voyage of his new sidewheeler Fevre Dream would Marsh realize he had joined a mission both more sinister, and perhaps more noble, than his most fantastic nightmare...and mankind's most impossible dream.
Here is the spellbinding tale of a vampire's quest to unite his race with humanity, of a garrulous riverman's dream of immortality, and of the undying legends of the steamboat era and a majestic, ancient river.
With over 1.5 million total copies in print, George R. R. Martin's New York Times bestselling A Song of Ice and Fire saga is beloved by fans from coast to coast. Now Spectra brings back Fevre Dream, one of Martin's earliest novels, long out of print. Fevre Dream is a rich, evocative tale of a vampire's quest to unite his race with humanity; of a garrulous steamboat captain's dream of immortality; and of the haunting power of an ancient river.
Long out of print, one of the earliest novels by George R. R. Martin, the beloved New York Times bestselling author of the Song of Ice and Fire saga, is back. Martin spins a rich, evocative tale of a vampire's quest to unite his race with humanity; of a garrulous steamboat captain's dream of immortality; and of the haunting power of an ancient river.
About the Author
George R. R. Martin sold his first story in 1971 and has been writing professionally since then. He spent ten years in Hollywood as a writer-producer, working on The Twilight Zone, Beauty and the Beast, and various feature films and television pilots that were never made. In the mid '90s he returned to prose, his first love, and began work on his epic fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire. He has been in the Seven Kingdoms ever since. Whenever he's allowed to leave, he returns to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he lives with the lovely Parris, a big white dog called Mischa, and two cats named Augustus and Caligula, who think they run the place.