Out of the Waters

Author:   David Drake (Center for Narrative Coaching, USA) ,  David Hagberg
Publisher:   Tor Books
ISBN:  

9780765320797


Pages:   400
Publication Date:   19 July 2011
Format:   Hardback
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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The second novel of The Books of the Elements.
The wealthy Governor Saxa, of the great city of Carce, has generously and lavishly subsidized a theatrical/religious event. During this elaborate staging of Hercules founding a city on the shores of Lusitania, strange and dark magic turns the panoply into a chilling event. The sky darkens and the waves crash in the flooded arena. A great creature rises from the sea: a huge, tentacled horror on snake legs. It devastates the city, much to the delight of the crowd. A few in the audience, although not Saxa, understand that this was not mere stagecraft, but something much darker and more dangerous. If all signs are being read right, this illusion could signify a dreadful intrusion of supernatural powers into the real world. Saxa's son, Varus, has been the conduit for such an event once before.
This new novel in David Drake's chronicles of Carce, The Books of the Elements, is as powerful and elaborate as that fantastic theatrical event, a major fantasy for this year.

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Author:   David Drake (Center for Narrative Coaching, USA) ,  David Hagberg
Publisher:   Tor Books
Imprint:   Tor Books
Dimensions:   Width: 16.70cm , Height: 3.40cm , Length: 24.10cm
Weight:   0.599kg
ISBN:  

9780765320797


ISBN 10:   0765320797
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   19 July 2011
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Stock Indefinitely
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
Limited stock is available. It will be ordered for you and shipped pending supplier's limited stock.

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<p>Praise for The Legions of Fire: <br><br> Drake keeps the action moving. Recommended for all action fantasy fans, not least because three of the four protagonists are on the verge of adulthood, which promises a bildungsroman atmosphere throughout the succeeding volumes. <br>- Booklist<br><br> Drake vividly recreates the attitudes of patrician Romans in this fantasy tale.... Fans of fantasy and historical fiction will enjoy the characters and their decidedly noncontemporary characters and their adventures. <br> --Publishers Weekly<br><br> David Drake is thought of as a military SF author, but he's actually written more fantasy than anything else in his long and impressive career. If you want to know why, read The Legions of Fire . Drake is one of the best fantasy writers this genre has ever produced. <br>--Eric Flint, author of 1632


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David Drake lives in Pittsboro, North Carolina.

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