Available to American readers for the first time, this landmark collection gathers four groundbreaking fantasy classics from the acclaimed author of Light . Set in the imagined city of Viriconium, here are the masterworks that revolutionized a genre and enthralled a generation of readers: ... read more
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“The tenement in the Rue Sepile filled him with disgust for the people among whom he must now make his life. It's stairways wound like a tedious argument, luring part of his brain along with them until he found himself thinking, apropos of nothing, If the dead have a city it is like this one, and it smells of rats and withered geraniums...”
“"La Petroleus" complains that I have made her look provincial. I have not. I have given her the face of a grocer, which is another matter entirely, and in no way a judgement.(p. 271)”Ashlyme the portrait painter
A thin skin only, taut as a drumhead, separates us from the future: events leak through it reluctantly, with a faint buzzing sound, if they make any noise at all—like the wind in an empty house before rain.Highlighted by 4 Kindle customers
Events involved him utterly; he encountered them with optimism and countered them with instinct; in their wake he had few opinions, only memories.Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
Cromis was a man who, like most recluses, thought he understood himself, and did not.Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
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