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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Victor Gollancz
Publication date April 7, 2015
Pages 321
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780575134027
ISBN-10 057513402X
Dimensions 0.75 by 5 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Published in Great Britain
Original list price $14.99
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: An ornate yet dark fantasy, with echoes of Scott Lynch, Robin Hobb and Jon Courtenay Grimwood. An original and beautifully imagined world, populated by unforgettable characters. A debut novel which garnered rave reviews on publication from fellow authors, bloggers and the likes of SFX magazine.

Lucien de Fontein has grown up different. One of the mysterious and misshapen Orfano who appear around the Kingdom of Landfall, he is a talented fighter yet constantly lonely, tormented by his deformity, and well aware that he is a mere pawn in a political game. Ruled by an insane King and the venomous Majordomo, it is a world where corruption and decay are deeply rooted - but to a degree Lucien never dreams possible when he first discovers the plight of the 'insane' women kept in the haunting Sanatoria.

Told in a continuous narrative interspersed with flashbacks we see Lucien grow up under the care of his tutors. We watch him forced through rigorous Testings, and fall in love, set against his yearning to discover where he comes from, and how his fate is tied to that of every one of the deformed Orfano in the Kingdom, and of the eerie Sanatoria itself.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780575133839
 
from Victor Gollancz (March 1, 2014)
9780575133839 | details & prices | 336 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $39.95
About: An ornate yet dark fantasy, with echoes of Mervyn Peake, Robin Hobb and Jon Courtenay Grimwood.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780575133976 Book cover for 9780575134027
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Victor Gollancz (April 7, 2015)
9780575134027 | details & prices | 321 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $14.99
About: An ornate yet dark fantasy, with echoes of Scott Lynch, Robin Hobb and Jon Courtenay Grimwood.
from Victor Gollancz (March 1, 2014)
9780575133976 | details & prices | 336 pages | List price $29.95
About: A world of betrayals and deceit.

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