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This is an auction for THE CITY by Stella Gemmell.

"Stella Gemmell, who finished husband David’s historical novel Troy after he died in 2006, offers an intriguing solo effort. Set in an eternally-at-war ancient city, the novel features a quintet of disparate characters: Fell Lee, a warrior with seriously conflicted loyalties; Indaro, daughter of one of the City’s powerful families; Bartellus, a legendary military commander who was forced into hiding in the City’s sewers; and Elija and Emly, a young brother and sister who have spent years living in the sewers. Some believe the only way to stop the never-ending war the City has been fighting is to kill the allegedly immortal emperor, but will this free the City or plunge it into chaos? Having constructed a richly detailed world full of vividly drawn characters, Gemmell sets up a number of puzzles for the reader to solve. Although a sequel is not mandatory (the book can work as a stand-alone), one would be most welcome."
- Booklist (US)

“Gemmell proves more than capable of standing on her own with this powerful epic fantasy…Richly textured prose and settings distinguish this novel, and fans of grimdark fantasy will hope it spawns many sequels.”
- Publishers Weekly (US)

“An astonishing book.”
- James Barclay, author of the Legends of the Raven series

“Exciting, intelligent, emotional.”
- SFFWorld (US)

“Every chapter ends in another question, making it nearly impossible to put the book down…The characters’ complexities are a marvel, making them relatable and believable.”
- RT Book Reviews (US)

Very favourable reviews on

Large format (trade) paperback 2013.

552 pages.

Very good condition.

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There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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