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- DescriptionThere is a cancer at the heart of the mighty Cerani Empire: a plague that attacks young and old, rich and poor alike. Geometric patterns spread across the skin, until you die in agony, or become a Carrier, doing the bidding of an evil intelligence, the Pattern Master. Anyone showing the tell-tale marks is put to death; that is Emperor Beyon's law ...but w the pattern is running over the Emperor's own arms. His body servants have been executed, he igres his wives, but he is doomed, for soon the pattern will reach his face. While Beyon's agents scour the land for a cure, Sarmin, the Emperor's only surviving brother, awaits his bride, Mesema, a windreader from the rthern plains. Unused to the Imperial Court's stifling protocols and deadly intrigues, Mesema has one to turn to but an ageing imperial assassin, the Emperor's Knife. As long-planned conspiracies boil over into open violence, the invincible Pattern Master appears from the deep desert. Now only three people stand in his way: a lost prince, a world-weary killer, and a young girl from the steppes who saw a path in a pattern once, among the waving grasses - a path that just might save them all! Mazarkis Williams is a writer with roots in both the US and UK, having worked in and been educated in both countries. Each year is divided between Boston and Bristol and a teleport booth is always top of the Christmas wish-list. Mazarkis has degrees in history and physics with a diverse set of interests accumulated while misspending a hectic youth. Cooking has always been a passion and in addition to feeding six children and a sizable herd of cats Mazarkis regularly caters for crowds of permanently hungry friends. The Emperor's Knife is Mazarkis' first vel.
- Author(s)Mazarkis Williams
- PublisherNight Shade Books
- Date of Publication29/11/2011
- SubjectScience Fiction & Fantasy
- Place of PublicationNewberg
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintNight Shade Books
- Content Notemap
- Weight590 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine36 mm
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