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Moorhead Public Library SF KRU (Text) 33500013143623 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library SF KRU (Text) 33500013143631 New Checked out 03/09/2020
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  • ISBN: 9780593128220
  • ISBN: 0593128222
  • Physical Description: 516 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Del Rey, [2019]

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Four destinies collide in a unique fantasy world of war and wonders, where empire is won with enchanted steel and magical animal companions fight alongside their masters in battle. A band of rogues and royals should all be enemies, but unite for a common purpose: to defeat an unstoppable killer who defies the laws of magic. In this battle, they will forge unexpected bonds of friendship and love that will change their lives--and begin to change the world.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 September #1
    *Starred Review* In a fantasy world influenced by Imperial Japan, China and the Philippines in the 1940s, and the culture and media of South Asia, the use of magic is divided into three branches: steelpacting, the manipulation of metal common to the formerly dominant power of Tomonda; shadepacting, a bonding with the souls of animals common to the newly liberated Empire of Shang and the Sanbu Republic; and the inward-focused healing and hexing powers of the country of Dahal. Four characters pass through the flux created by the overthrow of the Tomodan Empire. Jimuro is the highly sought-after heir to the Tomodan throne, and his reluctant bodyguard Tala is a Sanbunan sergeant whose violation of the laws of shadepacting have come back to haunt her. Two of their pursuers are the pipe-smoking Shang Princess Xiulan, currently in disguise as a detective, and her partner, the Jeongsonese thief Lee, whose natural instinct to look out for herself is at war with her developing feelings for the princess. With a well-realized world and strong characters, many of whom are queer, Krueger's novel will feel as fast-paced and exciting as its animated influences and leave the reader longing for more. Highly recommended for any fantasy fan. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Paul Krueger is a Filipino-American author. His first novel was the urban fantasy Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge. A lapsed Chicagoan, he may now be found literally herding cats in Los Angeles.

Subject: Magic > Fiction.
Imaginary wars and battles > Fiction.
Murder > Fiction.
Kings and rulers > Fiction.
Genre: Fantasy fiction.

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