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The House of Shattered Wings

The House of Shattered Wings

  • Author: Aliette de Bodard
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0698409906
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 416
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Multi-award winning author Aliette de Bodard, brings her story of the War in Heaven to Paris, igniting the City of Light in a fantasy of divine power and deep conspiracy… In the late twentieth century, the streets of Paris are lined with haunted ruins, the aftermath of a Great War between arcane powers. The Grand Magasins have been reduced to piles of debris, Notre-Dame is a burnt-out shell, and the Seine has turned black with ashes and rubble and the remnants of the spells that tore the city apart. But those that survived still retain their irrepressible appetite for novelty and distraction, and The Great Houses still vie for dominion over France’s once grand capital. Once the most powerful and formidable, House Silverspires now lies in disarray. Its magic is ailing; its founder, Morningstar, has been missing for decades; and now something from the shadows stalks its people inside their very own walls. Within the House, three very different people must come together: a naive but powerful Fallen angel; an alchemist with a self-destructive addiction; and a resentful young man wielding spells of unknown origin. They may be Silverspires’ salvation—or the architects of its last, irreversible fall. And if Silverspires falls, so may the city itself. From the Hardcover edition.

The House of Binding Thorns

The House of Binding Thorns

  • Author: Aliette de Bodard
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1473212626
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
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The multi-award-winning author of The House of Shattered Wings continues her Dominion of the Fallen saga as Paris endures the aftermath of a devastating arcane war . . . As the city rebuilds from the onslaught of sorcery that nearly destroyed it, the great Houses of Paris, ruled by fallen angels, still contest one another for control over the capital. House Silverspires was once the most powerful, but just as it sought to rise again, an ancient evil brought it low. Phillippe, an immortal who escaped the carnage, has a singular goal - to resurrect someone he lost. But the cost of such magic might be more than he can bear. In House Hawthorn, Madeleine the alchemist has had her addiction to angel essence savagely broken. Struggling to live on, she is forced on a perilous diplomatic mission to the underwater dragon kingdom - and finds herself in the midst of intrigues that have already caused one previous emissary to mysteriously disappear . . . As the Houses seek a peace more devastating than war, those caught between new fears and old hatreds must find strength - or fall prey to a magic that seeks to bind all to its will. 'A superb blend of intrigue, mystery and magic and urban fantasy; it's brilliantly written; and the story is gripping' Civilian Reader

The House of Sundering Flames

The House of Sundering Flames

  • Author: Aliette de Bodard
  • Publisher: Gollancz
  • ISBN: 9781473223400
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  • Page: 288
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Aliette de Bodard is 'one of the most influential voices in fantasy today', according to Starburst. A Franco-Vietnamese writer living in Paris, she's the mother of two, qualified as an officer in the French military, is a very talented cook (http://aliettedebodard.com/recipes/) understands everything it's possible to understand about Applied Maths and, in her day job, literally keeps the trains running for the Paris Metro. That's in addition to being an award-winning writer who has won: · The Nebula Awards (twice) · A Locus Award · The British Science Fiction Award (three times - most recently for The House of Shattered Wings) · Writers of the Future · And she's been a finalist for: The Hugo Awards, the Sturgeon Awards and the Tiptree Awards We've published two novels with her already: The House of Shattered Wings (9,000 copies sold) and The House of Binding Thorns, both of which are highly acclaimed mysteries set in a world which merges and alternate Paris with powerful Vietnamese mythology and culture. In addition to the considerable strength of her storytelling and world, Aliette is a high profile author, a regular Guest of Honour at events and conventions, and recommended by booksellers in the same breath as Zen Cho, Naomi Novik, Cixin Liu and V. E. Schwab. 'A superb blend of intrigue, mystery and magic and urban fantasy; it's brilliantly written; and the story is gripping' Civilian Reader

Shattered Wings

Shattered Wings

  • Author: Bryan Healey
  • Publisher: Bryan Healey
  • ISBN: 1456398350
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 264
  • View: 3052
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John has a hold of the American dream: Love, a beautiful little girl, the perfect home and a well-paying job. But a sudden layoff brings it all into question, as he deals with the unexpected financial and emotional strain. As he struggles to find new work, a growing sense of despair triggers a return to alcohol and causes him to face his demons of addiction, discrimination, and regret as he tries desperately to recover his once happy life before it's too late...

Shattered Wings

Shattered Wings

  • Author: Violet Bell
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
  • ISBN: 1493150952
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 221
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Elizabeth always finds herself running out of situations she can't stop from happening. She can't help it that she needs blood to satisfy her cravings, or that she is far from human, the black wings on her back are sure proof of that. Hell, Elizabeth isn't even her real name, in fact she can't remember a good portion of her past. About ready to give up one stormy night, she meets a boy who saves her from her latest bad deed and travels with him. But Jade appears to know a bit more about her than he first let on, it become apparent when another boy from her past joins the journey. Even though Obsidian answers all of Elizabeth's questions he too seems to be hiding something, a reason of why he got them all together in the first place, that will cause Elizabeth's whole world to crumble apart.

Shattered Wings

Shattered Wings

Aircraft Accidents of the Great Lakes Region

  • Author: W. D. Becker
  • Publisher: Inland Expressions
  • ISBN: 1939150043
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 175
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Shattered Wings is a collection of fourteen aircraft accidents that have taken place in the Great Lakes region of the United States. Ranging from the earliest days of commercial aviation to 1970, each of these tales was chosen to provide the reader with an insight into this region’s rich aviation heritage.

In the Vanishers’ Palace

In the Vanishers’ Palace

  • Author: Aliette de Bodard
  • Publisher: Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1625673744
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 208
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From the award-winning author of the Dominion of the Fallen series comes a dark retelling of Beauty and the Beast. In a ruined, devastated world, where the earth is poisoned and beings of nightmares roam the land... A woman, betrayed, terrified, sold into indenture to pay her village's debts and struggling to survive in a spirit world. A dragon, among the last of her kind, cold and aloof but desperately trying to make a difference. When failed scholar Yên is sold to Vu Côn, one of the last dragons walking the earth, she expects to be tortured or killed for Vu Côn's amusement. But Vu Côn, it turns out, has a use for Yên: she needs a scholar to tutor her two unruly children. She takes Yên back to her home, a vast, vertiginous palace-prison where every door can lead to death. Vu Côn seems stern and unbending, but as the days pass Yên comes to see her kinder and caring side. She finds herself dangerously attracted to the dragon who is her master and jailer. In the end, Yên will have to decide where her own happiness lies—and whether it will survive the revelation of Vu Côn’s dark, unspeakable secrets... Advance praise for In the Vanishers’ Palace “Another stellar offering by Bodard. Her signature intensity is on display in this tale of people (and dragons) struggling to survive in the ruins of an alien conquest. Emotionally complex relationships interweave with richly drawn and deftly nuanced world-building.” —Kate Elliott, author of the Court of Fives series “A transformative experience. With dragons.” —Fran Wilde, Hugo and Nebula nominated author of The Bone Universe and The Gemworld series

Lullaby for a Lost World

Lullaby for a Lost World

A Tor.Com Original

  • Author: Aliette de Bodard
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0765389819
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 32
  • View: 7218
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Charlotte died to shore up her master's house. Her bones grew into the foundation and pushed up through the walls, feeding his power and continuing the cycle. As time passes and the ones she loved fade away, the house and the master remain, and she yearns ever more deeply for vengeance. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eighteenth Annual Collection

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Eighteenth Annual Collection

  • Author: Gardner Dozois
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
  • ISBN: 0312703724
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 640
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The twenty-three stories in this collection imaginatively take us far across the universe, into the very core of our being, to the realm of the gods, and the moment just after now. Included here are the works of masters of the form and of bright new talents, including: Stephen Baxter, M.Shayne Bell, Rick Cook, Albert E. Cowdrey, Tananarive Due, Greg Egan, Eliot Fintushel, Peter F. Hamilton, Earnest Hogan, John Kessel, Nancy Kress, Ursula K. Le Guin, Paul J. McAuley, Ian McDonald, Susan Palwick, Severna Park, Alastair Reynolds, Lucius Shepard, Brian Stableford, Charles Stross, Michael Swanwick, Steven Utley, Robert Charles Wilson Supplementing the stories is the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and lengthy list of honorable mentions, making this book a valuable resource in addition to serving as the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.

Obsidian and Blood

Obsidian and Blood

  • Author: Aliette de Bodard
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Audio
  • ISBN: 9780857662354
  • Category: Acatl (Fictitious character)
  • Page: 880
  • View: 6253
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Fantasy fiction. This is a massive fantasy omnibus containing all three novels in the "Obsidian and Blood" series: "Servant of the Underworld"; "Harbinger of the Storm"; and, "Master of the House of Darts".