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The Stone in the Skull: The Lotus Kingdoms, Book One by [Bear, Elizabeth]
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Praise for The Stone in the Skull

Best SFF Books 2017―The Guardian

Kirkus Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of 2017

The Verge Recommended Fantasy for 2017

“Elizabeth Bear sweeps the reader into a world of ravishing detail.”―Huffington Post

“Amazing worldbuilding, gloriously precise prose, and excellent pacing.”―Tor.com

“The Eternal Sky trilogy is one of the great fantasy epics of the last decade, and Bear triumphantly returns to that setting.”―Library Journal

“Glorious and dramatic.”―Publishers Weekly, starred review

“The plot hews closely to the whole band-of-rogues-assemble-to-fight-stronger-band-of-foes . . . Bear noodles around that trope like a jazz master and takes the story to some interesting places . . .”―Locus

“This is a promising beginning indeed for an epic . . . and it will no doubt be a magnificent journey.”―Booklist

“A panoramic drama that grabs and grips from Page 1 . . . vivid, absorbing, and thrilling.”―Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Clever and beautifully written.”―Elitist Book Reviews

“A thoughtful, richly complex, humane work eloquently told and elegantly constructed.”―Fantasy Literature

“Enchanting.”―The Illustrated Page

“A beautifully written story, truly epic in scope.”―Lynn's Book Blog

Praise for the Eternal Sky trilogy

“Subtle . . . crisp.”―RT Book Reviews Top Pick for Range of Ghosts

“A vivid world.” ―Publishers Weekly on Range of Ghosts

A rousing, artful adventure.”―Asimov's Science Fiction on Shattered Pillars

“Astonishing.”―Booklist on Shattered Pillars

“Bear delivers the thematic complexity, deft worldbuilding, and compelling storytelling we’ve come to expect in this concluding volume of the Eternal Sky trilogy, set in a world inspired by 13th-century Asia and The Arabian Nights.”―Locus on Steles of the Sky

“Dense, gripping, and also entertaining, full of emotion, adventure, loss, and the possibility of hope.”―Tor.com on Steles of the Sky

About the Author

ELIZABETH BEAR was the recipient of the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 2005. She has won two Hugo Awards for her short fiction, a Sturgeon Award, and the Locus Award for Best First Novel. Her novels include Karen Memory and The Eternal Sky Trilogy. Bear lives in Brookfield, Massachusetts.

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  • File Size: 6142 KB
  • Print Length: 368 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0765380137
  • Publisher: Tor Books (October 10, 2017)
  • Publication Date: October 10, 2017
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B06XRJHX3Z
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #109,763 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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