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City of Bones
City of Bones
Author: Martha Wells
ISBN-13: 9780312856861
ISBN-10: 0312856865
Publication Date: 6/1995
Pages: 383
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Tor Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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Wells, shapes a fabled and mysterious Arabian Nights wonderland in which science and magic meet in a head-on clash. It is a place that has been devastated by an ancient holocaust, and where most of the world's water has evaporated. But out of the ashes, a bizarre and wonderful civilization arises. SAnd ships now traverse the routes once used by the great war galleons, and a glittering chain of city-states dot the Great WAste. And greatest of them all is Charisat. Charisat, Imperial seat and wonder of wonders, a great monolithic structure towering over the desert. Charisat, a phantasmagorical place where silken courtesans and beggars weave lies side by side, where any man's dreams can be fulfilled at the whisper of a genie, and where the tier that you live on determines how high up the food (or more importantly, water) chain you are. Charisat, the goal of every schemer, treasure hunter, and madman intent on finding his heart's content. For if it can't be had in Charisat, it's not worth having.
A beautiful woman and a handsome thief try to unravel the mysteries of an age-old technology to stop a fanatical cult before its members unleash an evil that will topple Charisat.
And destroy all the water in the world.
City of Bones is a rolliicking fantasy adventure, filled with evil mages and beautiful maidens, wily thieves and deadly palace intrigues. It's a joyride of a novel.
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Filled with action and great characters!