Breaking The Spine.
This week's choice is -
City of Stairs - Robert Jackson Bennett
ISBN - 9780804137171
Publisher - Broadway Books
Expected release date - September 9th 2014
Find - Goodreads/Book Depository
atmospheric and intrigue-filled fantasy novel of living spies, dead
gods, buried histories, and a mysterious, ever-changing city-from one of
America's most acclaimed young SF writers.
the city of Bulikov wielded the powers of the Gods to conquer the world.
But after its divine protectors were mysteriously killed, the conqueror
has become the conquered; the city's proud history has been erased and
censored, progress has left it behind, and it is just another colonial
outpost of the world's new geopolitical power. Into this musty, backward
city steps Shara Divani. Officially, the quiet mousy woman is just
another lowly diplomat sent by Bulikov's oppressors. Unofficially, Shara
is one of her country's most accomplished spymasters-dispatched to
investigate the brutal murder of a seemingly harmless historian. As
Shara pursues the mystery through the ever-shifting physical and
political geography of the city, she begins to suspect that the beings
who once protected Bulikov may not be as dead as they seem-and that her
own abilities might be touched by the divine as well.' - Goodreads
I'm not quite sure how I came across this one but the cover pulled me in closely followed by the story. I'll definitely be looking out for this in September!
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