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A charismatic scholar of ancient history and a troubled young nobleman come together to uncover their city's mythic past, digging deeper and deeper into a suppressed world of power and mystery as they find themselves playing out an ancient drama destined to blow open their cynical city's smug vision of itself.

Read an Excerpt...

Bantam Books, has posted the first chapter and part of the second.

But that is not the book's true beginning. There is a Prologue.

"One of the bawdiest and most intellectually stimulating novels of the year!"

—Gavin Grant, BookSense

"Embraces the age-old struggle between scholars and mystics . . . to bridge the gulf that separates history from mystery."

—Charles de Lint, F&SF

"A delicious read . . . dark, sexy, and wickedly funny by turns. I loved it. You'll love it, too."

—Terri Windling



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REVIEWS

Quotes from the press, with links to entire reviews online.


OTHER WRITERS LIKE IT TOO!

From Neil Gaiman to Mary Doria Russell,
read what other writers have to say
about The Fall of the Kings.


HARTWORK

There are a lot of deer in this book.
Artist Craig Swanson has designed a T-shirt for the discerning hartlover.
 
Read Ari Berk's article
Where the White Stag Runs: Boundary and
Transformation in Deer Myths, Legends, and Songs

on the Endicott Studio website.


BUY THIS BOOK

The Fall of the Kings is available in large,
Trade Paperback or pocket-size Mass Market Paperback


READINGS AND SIGNINGS

Ellen and Delia may be appearing in a bookstore near you!




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