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March's Fantasy - Range of Ghosts by Elizabeth Bear

Please join us as we discuss Range of Ghosts by Elizabeth Bear, the first book in The Eternal Sky trilogy. Bear is a winner of 2 Hugo awards and a Locus Award. The book is a fairly quick read, at about 321 pages.

Please keep your RSVP updated and accurate!* Space is limited for this event. If it fills up, please add yourself to the waiting list if interested. Our morning session can be found here.

From Amazon:

A powerful new fantasy from Hugo award–winning author Elizabeth Bear, Range of Ghosts creates a world both deep and broad, where a sorcerer-prince seeks world domination to the glory of his God.

Temur, grandson of the Great Khan, is walking from a battlefield where he was left for dead. All around lie the fallen armies of his cousin and his brother who made war to rule the Khaganate. Temur is now the legitimate heir by blood to his grandfather’s throne, but he is not the strongest. Going into exile is the only way to survive his ruthless cousin.

Once-Princess Samarkar is climbing the thousand steps of the Citadel of the Wizards of Tsarepheth. She was heir to the Rasan Empire until her father got a son on a new wife. Then she was sent to be the wife of a Prince in Song, but that marriage ended in battle and blood. Now she has renounced her worldly power to seek the magical power of the wizards.

These two will come together to stand against the hidden cult that has so carefully brought all the empires of the Celadon Highway to strife and civil war through guile and deceit and sorcerous power.

This lean, sinewy, visceral narrative, set forth in extraordinarily vivid prose full of telling detail, conveys a remarkable sense of time and place, where the characters belong to the landscape and whose personalities derive naturally from it.”  — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)


*Since missing one of these meetups is taking a spot away from someone else who wants to go, we'll need to have a stricter attendance policy than normal. For book discussions, 3 no-shows in a rolling 3-month period will prohibit you from attending any other book discussion for 2 months after your last no-show. In order to avoid a no-show, please update your RSVP no later than 10pm two nights before a discussion. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation!

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  • Esha25

    I liked it. Yeah there were some flaws, but it was pretty easy, enjoyable read.

    March 9, 2014

  • Esha25

    Thoughtful discussion. Very good energy!

    March 9, 2014

  • Elisa

    Good discussion

    2 · March 9, 2014

  • Trish

    Running about 15 mins late

    March 9, 2014

  • Sweth C.

    Stupid work needs me to go in in the morning. Anyone in the afternoon session who would prefer to do AM and wants to swap with me?

    March 6, 2014

    • Wes R.

      I can switch, Sweth.

      March 6, 2014

    • Sweth C.

      Woo! I take back everything mean I've ever said about PGH. Danke.

      March 6, 2014

  • Efe F.

    Working 23 hours in two days. Not gonna happen this weekend y'all :) Have fun!

    March 6, 2014

  • Crystal

    We just decided to take a trip out of town this weekend, so I can no longer attend. Too bad - I was anticipating a lively discussion!

    1 · March 5, 2014

  • Vijay

    Hi everyone! We're less than a week away from our discussion, so please update your RSVP if your availability has changed, to avoid a no-show and to give someone on the waitlist a chance to attend.

    I know Meetup has had intermittent outages for the last several days, so if you can't get through please try again later. Thanks!

    March 4, 2014

  • Prashant

    Not in town.

    February 11, 2014

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