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The Promise of the Child: Volume One of the Amaranthine Spectrum
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Nightshade Book
Publication date September 22, 2015
Pages 454
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781597808453
ISBN-10 1597808458
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.46 lbs.
Original list price $26.99
Summaries and Reviews
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“To call The Promise of the Child one of the most accomplished debuts of 2015 so far is to understate its weight—instead, let me moot that it is among the most significant works of science fiction released in recent years.”
—Tor.com


It is the 147th century.

In the radically advanced post-human worlds of the Amaranthine Firmament, there is a contender to the Immortal throne: Aaron the Long-Life, the Pretender, a man who is not quite a man.

In the barbarous hominid kingdoms of the Prism Investiture, where life is short, cheap, and dangerous, an invention is born that will become the Firmament’s most closely kept secret.

Lycaste, a lovesick recluse outcast for an unspeakable crime, must journey through the Provinces, braving the grotesques of an ancient, decadent world to find his salvation.

Sotiris, grieving the loss of his sister and awaiting the madness of old age, must relive his twelve thousand years of life to stop the man determined to become Emperor.

Ghaldezuel, knight of the stars, must plunder the rarest treasure in the Firmament—the object the Pretender will stop at nothing to obtain.

From medieval Prague to a lonely Mediterranean cove, and eventually far into the strange vastness of distant worlds, The Promise of the Child is a debut novel of gripping action and astounding ambition unfolding over hundreds of thousands of years, marking the arrival of a brilliant new talent in science fiction.

Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.


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Hardcover
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from Nightshade Book (September 22, 2015); titled "The Promise of the Child: Volume One of the Amaranthine Spectrum"
9781597808453 | details & prices | 454 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.46 lbs | List price $26.99
About: “To call The Promise of the Child one of the most accomplished debuts of 2015 so far is to understate its weight—instead, let me moot that it is among the most significant works of science fiction released in recent years.
Paperback
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from Orion Pub Co (June 9, 2016)
9781473211377 | details & prices | 544 pages | List price $14.10
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