The Dragons of Babel

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Macmillan, 2008 M01 8 - 318 páginas
A fantasy masterpiece from a five-time Hugo Award winner! A war-dragon of Babel crashes in the idyllic fields of a post-industrialized Faerie and, dragging himself into the nearest village, declares himself king and makes young Will his lieutenant. Nightly, he crawls inside the young fey's brain to get a measure of what his subjects think. Forced out of his village, Will travels with female centaur soldiers, witnesses the violent clash of giants, and acquires a surrogate daughter, Esme, who has no knowledge of the past and may be immortal. Evacuated to the Tower of Babel -- infinitely high, infinitely vulgar, very much like New York City -- Will meets the confidence trickster Nat Whilk. Inside the Dread Tower, Will becomes a hero to the homeless living in the tunnels under the city, rises as an underling to a politician, and meets his one true love–a high-elven woman he dare not aspire to. You've heard of hard SF: This is hard fantasy from a master of the form.

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Well, I tried to read it. I just didn't connect with the writing style at all in the first 60 pages, so I'm not going to finish because I have approximately eleventybillion and twelve other books on ... Leer comentario completo

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Set in the same world as [book: The Iron Dragon's Daughter]. Will is a happy-go-lucky fairie peasant boy--until a draconic cyborg machine of death crash lands in his village. The dragon chooses Will ... Leer comentario completo

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7
Sección 2
11
Sección 3
42
Sección 4
95
Sección 5
114
Sección 6
163
Sección 7
179
Sección 8
186
Sección 9
207
Sección 10
226
Sección 11
243
Sección 12
258
Sección 13
271
Sección 14
301
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Michael Swanwick lives in Philadelphia, PA. He has won five Hugo Awards and one Nebula Award.

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