The House of Sundering Flames

Praise for Aliette de Bodard 'Aliette de Bodard presents a gritty, otherworldly Paris in her fast-paced, fantastical thriller' Washington Post 'Elegantly written' Guardian 'A superb blend of intrigue, mystery and magic, and urban fantasy; ...

Author: Aliette de Bodard

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473223423

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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The great magical Houses of Paris - headed by Fallen angels and magicians - were, however temporarily, at peace with each other. Until House Harrier was levelled by a powerful explosion. Now that peace has become chaos, tearing apart old alliances and setting off a race in which each House hoards magic and resources to protect itself against another such blast. Thuan, the Dragon head of the divided House Hawthorn, is still consolidating his power when war comes to his doorstep. Aurore -exiled from and almost beaten to death by House Harrier - sees her moment to seek power in order to protect her family, even if she must venture back to her destroyed former home to get it. And Emmanuelle finds herself alone in the middle of it all, driven to protect others, trying to piece together what has happened, andhoping - eventually - to make sense of it all. None of them know what destroyed House Harrier, though . . . and when they do uncover that fiery, destructive magic then divided Houses, old enemies and estranged friends will all have to make a decision: stand together, or burn alone . . . None of them know what destroyed House Harrier, though . . . and when they do uncover that fiery, destructive magic then divided Houses, old enemies and estranged friends will all have to make a decision: stand together, or burn alone . . . Praise for Aliette de Bodard 'Aliette de Bodard presents a gritty, otherworldly Paris in her fast-paced, fantastical thriller' Washington Post 'Elegantly written' Guardian 'A superb blend of intrigue, mystery and magic, and urban fantasy; brilliantly written' Civilian Reader

Of Dragons Feasts and Murders

A Note on Chronology Spinning off from the Dominion of the Fallen series, which features political intrigue in Gothic devastated Paris, this book stands alone, but chronologically follows The House of Sundering Flames.

Author: Aliette de Bodard

Publisher: Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.

ISBN: 1625674848

Category: Fiction

Page: 120

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From the author of the critically acclaimed Dominion of the Fallen trilogy comes a tale of dragons, and Fallen angels—and also kissing, sarcasm and stabbing. Lunar New Year should be a time for familial reunions, ancestor worship, and consumption of an unhealthy amount of candied fruit. But when dragon prince Thuan brings home his brooding and ruthless husband Asmodeus for the New Year, they find not interminable family gatherings, but a corpse outside their quarters. Asmodeus is thrilled by the murder investigation; Thuan, who gets dragged into the political plotting he’d sworn off when he left, is less enthusiastic. It’ll take all of Asmodeus’s skill with knives, and all of Thuan’s diplomacy, to navigate this one—as well as the troubled waters of their own relationship.... A sparkling standalone book set in a world of dark intrigue. A Note on Chronology Spinning off from the Dominion of the Fallen series, which features political intrigue in Gothic devastated Paris, this book stands alone, but chronologically follows The House of Sundering Flames. It’s High Gothic meets C-drama in a Vietnamese inspired world—perfect for fans of The Untamed, KJ Charles, and Roshani Chokshi’s The Gilded Wolves.

Seven of Infinities

This fascinating, unusual story is sure to entrance.” -Publishers Weekly “Seven of Infinities is a novella concerned with forgiveness, deserved or not, about cages, self-made or otherwise.

Author: Aliette de Bodard

Publisher: Jabberwocky Literary Agency, Inc.

ISBN: 1625675321

Category: Fiction

Page: 138

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From the award-winning author of The Tea Master and the Detective comes a science fictional whirlwind romance against the background of a murder mystery... On a string of orbitals called the Scattered Pearls Belt lives Sunless Woods—sentient spaceship, master of disguise, and master thief who chafes against the obscurity that comes with her retirement. There, too, lives Vân, a poor scholar with little confidence but plenty of heart, and whose income comes from tutoring a wealthy student. Their lives are turned upside down when Vân finds a corpse in her student's quarters and Sunless Woods, intrigued by Vân's sense of justice, offers her help. Scholar and spaceship must chase the mystery around the empire's forgotten edge: from rundown teahouses to ascetic havens, and even in the wreck of a spaceship—and all the while, they begin to fall for each other in earnest. But the secrets they’ve kept from each other are large and devastating—will they and their love survive the revelations? REVIEWS “With this lush, immersive sci-fi tale, de Bodard (The House of Sundering Flames) delves into a world as gritty as it is ethereal... [R]eaders will be swept away by the vivid prose, intrigue, and romance of this intricate tale. This fascinating, unusual story is sure to entrance.” -Publishers Weekly “Seven of Infinities is a novella concerned with forgiveness, deserved or not, about cages, self-made or otherwise. It concerns itself with growth, with grace, with ruthlessness and its costs and consequences. It’s a tightly written jewel of a story, intense and full of feeling, and I recommend it highly.” -Liz Bourke, Locus “A magnificent sf mystery, nuanced, intense, and romantic, with a complex, clever plot nested inside de Bodard’s rich, evocative, and vivid Xuya universe.” -Kate Elliott, author of Unconquerable Sun and Cold Magic Other stories in the Xuya Universe (stories can each be read independently) 1. On a Red Station, Drifting 2. The Citadel of Weeping Pearls 3. Of Wars, and Memories, and Starlight 4. The Tea Master and the Detective 5. Seven of Infinities

Fireheart Tiger

Award-winning author Aliette de Bodard returns with Fireheart Tiger, a powerful romantic fantasy that reads like The Goblin Emperor meets Howl's Moving Castle in a pre-colonial Vietnamese-esque world.

Author: Aliette de Bodard

Publisher: Tordotcom

ISBN: 1250793270

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

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Award-winning author Aliette de Bodard returns with Fireheart Tiger, a powerful romantic fantasy that reads like The Goblin Emperor meets Howl's Moving Castle in a pre-colonial Vietnamese-esque world Fire burns bright and has a long memory.... Quiet, thoughtful princess Thanh was sent away as a hostage to the powerful faraway country of Ephteria as a child. Now she’s returned to her mother's imperial court, haunted not only by memories of her first romance, but by worrying magical echoes of a fire that devastated Ephteria’s royal palace. Thanh's new role as a diplomat places her once again in the path of her first love, the powerful and magnetic Eldris of Ephteria, who knows exactly what she wants: romance from Thanh and much more from Thanh’s home. Eldris won't take no for an answer, on either front. But the fire that burned down one palace is tempting Thanh with the possibility of making her own dangerous decisions. Can Thanh find the freedom to shape her country’s fate—and her own? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


The Zeal of Thy House

But if to the damned Be any mercy at all , O send Thy spirit To blow apart the
sundering flames , that I After a thousand years of hell , may catch One glimpse ,
one only , of the Church of Christ , The perfect work , finished , though not by me .

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The Sundering

The House of Altorus would have ended , then , and there would have been no
Prophecy . ... ELSEWHERE IN THE LAND OF Urulat , flames burnt low and
dwindled in their lamps in the archives of Meronil , housed in the Hall of Ingolin ,
where ...

Author: Jacqueline Carey

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ISBN: 9780739456903

Category: Brothers

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The sundering flood Pocket ed

But now all was going ill there , for they saw smoke and flames coming forth from
the windows and roofs of many of the houses , and a confused crying and
shrieking came down the wind to them , and Osberne the keen - eyed deemed he
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Dorothy L Sayers

She finishes this section of the letter to Anthony by quoting her own lines from
The Zeal of Thy House : Now look , here I ... But if to the damned Be any mercy at
all , O send thy spirit To blow apart the sundering flames , that I After a thousand ...

Author: James Brabazon

Publisher: Avon Books

ISBN: 9780380589906

Category: Authors, English

Page: 344

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The House of Life

... trees ; Two hands apart whose touch alone gives ease ; Two bosoms which ,
heart - shrined with mutual flame , Would , meeting in one clasp , be made the
same ; Two souls , the shores wave - mocked of sundering seas :Such are we
now .

Author: Dante Gabriel Rossetti

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Famous Plays of

Be any mercy at all , O send Thy spirit To blow apart the sundering flames , that I
After a thousand years of hell , may catch One glimpse , one only , of the Church
of Christ , The perfect work , finished , though not by me . V . Save me from the ...

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A Tale of the House of the Wolfings

... shrivel thy raiment about thee , and leave thee bare to the flame , And no way
but a fiery furnace for the road whereby ye ... never tell ; The wonder past all
thinking , that my love and thine should blend ; THE SUNDERING OF THOSE
TWAIN .

Author: William Morris

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The Sundering Flood

But now all was going ill there , for they saw smoke and flames coming forth from
the windows and roofs of many of the houses , and a confused crying and
shrieking came down the wind to them , and Osberne the keen - eyed deemed he
 ...

Author: William Morris

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Drama in the Cathedral

For example , as the monks leave the Chapter House after their first meeting , we
hear - Versicle , Haggai ii . ... sense of ecstatic worship : William : O send Thy
spirit To blow apart the sundering flames , that I After a thousand years of hell ,
may ...

Author: Kenneth Pickering

Publisher: J Garnet Miller

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Category: Performing Arts

Page: 358

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May it Come Quickly Like a Shaft Sundering in the Dark

Hank also made money using his building as a storehouse for narcotics . Hank
didn ' t ... The houses were primarily made with wood and drywall , and entire
neighborhoods went down in flames after the bombings . Hank no longer had a ...

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Munsey s Magazine

court house in White Plains on the 9th of July , 1776 , when it received a copy of
the Declaration adopted in Philadelphia five days before . ... campaign , from
making a junction with their forces in Canada , and thus sundering the eastern
from the central and southern colonies . ... Let it burn , " he cried , “ but bring the
dinner out on the green ; ' ' and while the flames crackled , and the owners of the
dwelling ...

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Munsey s Magazine for

In front whose adventures suggested Cooper's imof the court house , in presence
of the mortal fiction , from his lofty crag in the ... and campaign , from making a
junction with home are a pleasant recollection of my their forces in Canada , and
thus sundering townsfolk . ... and while the flames crackled , and ican
communities possesses its honorable the owners of the dwelling stood by ,
powerrecord of ...

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Dante Gabriel Rossetti as Designer and Writer

... hands apart , whose touch alone gives ease ; two bosoms , which , holding an
altar - fire of mutual heart - flame , would , if meeting in one clasp , be made one
and the same ; two souls , which are like severed shores mocked by the waves of
a sundering sea : - Such now are we ... from winds that sweep the winter - bitten
wold ; like the multiform manifold circumfluence of night ' THE HOUSE OF LIFE .

Author: William Michael Rossetti

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