Authors: Sarah Zettel
Silent Lands, The: See Land of Death and Spirit.
Sol’uyche oblast (SOL-oo-EECH OH-blast): A southern province in Isavalta.
Sze-Leng (ZEH LENG) River: A major river in Hung Tse.
T’ien (T-YEN): The city surrounding the Heart of the World.
Tuukos (TOO-kohs): An island which is the northernmost province of Isavalta.
Vaknevos (VAHK-neh-VOS): The summer palace of the Isavaltan imperial family.
Vyshtavos (VIESH-tah-vohs): The winter palace of the Isavaltan imperial family.
Vaceta (VAH-say-TAH): A town near Vaknevos.
About the Author
is the author of two other Isavalta novels,
A Sorcerer’s Treason
The Firebird’s Vengeance
, and has also written numerous science fiction novels, including
, winner of the Locus Award for best first SF novel,
, runner–up for the Philip K. Dick Award for best paperback original SF novel, and
Kingdom of Cages
. She lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
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Names, characters, corporations, institutions, organizations, events, or locales in this novel are either the product of the author’s imagination or, if real, used fictitiously. The resemblance of any character to actual persons (living or dead) is entirely coincidental.
ISBN 10: 1-4405-4864-1
ISBN 13: 978-1-4405-4864-2
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