The Book of Athyra
ISBN 9780441010103 | 448 pages | 04 Feb 2003 | Ace | 6.06 x 8.89in | 18 - AND UP
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The new two-in-one omnibus featuring two classic novels of Vlad Taltos and his winged jhereg companions-Athyra and Orca.Steven Brust isn't afraid to stretch the boundaries of contemporary commercial fantasy. (Newsday )
Vlad Taltos is a sorcerer and assassin without peer-as deadly at spell casting as he is with sword wielding. Accompanying him on his journeys are two leathery-winged jhereg who share a telepathic link with Vlad--and triple his chances against even the most powerful of enemies...
In Athyra, Vlad finds he's ready to retire himself and his jhereg companions, but the biggest hitters of the House of the Jhereg have something else in mind. In Orca, Vlad must repay a debt to a boy who saved his life-even if it means breaking a scandal big enough to bring down the House of the Orca, and possibly the entire Empire.
"Vlad is an engaging, wise-cracking, hard-boiled sort of character...bright, bracing, with an appealing sardonic edge." (Minneapolis Star-Tribune)
"Suggestive of Raymond Chandler or the early Roger Zelazny. It's a breath of fresh chilly air." (Mile High Futures)
"A memorable fantasy world, to which it is always a pleasure to return." (Locus)
"Watch Steven Brust. He surprises you." (Roger Zelazny)
"Engaging...written with a light touch...good stuff." (Publishers Weekly)
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