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The Monster Baru Cormorant

#2 Masquerade

Seth Dickinson



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Tor U.K.
24 September 2019
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Fantasy; Epic Fantasy; Questing & Adventure; Sword & Sorcery; Military Fantasy
Series: Masquerade
'Makes Game of Thrones look like Jackanory' Independent The traitor Baru Cormorant is now the cryptarch Agonist - a secret lord of the corrupt empire she's vowed to destroy. But to gain the power to shatter this Empire of Masks, she's had to betray everyone she loved. She's now hunted by a mutinous admiral and haunted by the wound which has split her mind in two. But Baru is still leading her dearest foes on an expedition, to gain the secret of immortality. It's her best and perhaps only chance to trigger a war - one that would consume the Masquerade. But Baru's heart is broken, and she fears she can no longer tell justice from revenge . or her own desires from the will of the man who remade her. The Monster is a breathtaking epic fantasy (published as The Monster Baru Cormorant in the US). It's the sequel to The Traitor, Seth Dickinson's powerful, critically acclaimed debut novel.
By:   Seth Dickinson
Imprint:   Tor U.K.
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 37mm
Weight:   392g
ISBN:   9781447281221
ISBN 10:   1447281225
Series:   Masquerade
Pages:   560
Publication Date:   24 September 2019
Recommended Age:   From 18 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Seth Dickinson's short fiction has appeared in various publications including Analog, Asimov's, Clarkesworld, Lightspeed, Strange Horizons and Beneath Ceaseless Skies. He is an instructor at the Alpha Workshop for Young Writers, winner of the 2011 Dell Magazines Award, and a lapsed student of social neuroscience. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. The Monster is his second novel, following The Traitor, which was shortlisted for the 2016 David Gemmell Morningstar Award for Best Debut.

Reviews for The Monster Baru Cormorant (#2 Masquerade)

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms meets Guns, Germs, and Steel -- <i>RisingShadow</i> Heart-stopping and utterly harrowing, and makes Game of Thrones look like Jackanory -- <i>Independent</i> on <i>The Traitor</i> In a field where too many writers simply retell the same old stories, Dickinson's originality and ambition are to be applauded -- <i>Guardian</i> on <i>The Traitor</i> Stunning! There are moments that take my breath away -- Ellen Kushner on <i>The Traitor </i> Brutal, relentless and with the heartbreaking beauty of the best tragedies. The Traitor is a haunting book that asks hard questions about revolution, change, and what it means to keep faith -- Aliette de Bodard on <i>The Traitor</i> Dickinson has written a poet's Dune, a brutal tale of empire, rebellion, fealty, and high finance that moves like a rocket and burns twice as hot. The Traitor Baru Cormorant is a mic drop for epic fantasy -- Max Gladstone on <i>The Traitor</i> Seth Dickinson skillfully combines intrigue, action, and philosophical musings to create a suspenseful and deeply satisfying read. An intelligent and accomplished first novel reminiscent of Le Guin in its reflections on imperialism, colonialism, and the attractions and corruptions of power -- Una McCormack on <i>The Traitor </i> Smart. Brutal. Gut-wrenching. You'll be captivated from the very first page. Dickinson is a sly, masterful writer who pulls no punches. Get ready to have your heart ripped out through your throat. Highly recommended -- Kameron Hurley on <i>The Traitor </i> A tale of intelligence and wonder, set in a believable, detailed world that is populated with rich characters. From the first page I was sucked into a world of captivating intrigue and Machiavellian politics -- John Gwynne on <i>The Traitor </i> A fascinating tale of political intrigue and national unrest -- <i>Washington Post </i>on <i>The Traitor </i>

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