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Lamentation hardcover Lamentation (2009)

Tor hardcover
368 pages (left)

Tor paperback
408 pages (right)

cover art by Gregory Manchess
Lamentation paperback

From the back cover of the paperback:
       An ancient weapon has destroyed the Androfrancine city of Windwir.  From many miles away, Rudolfo, Lord of the Ninefold Forest Houses, sees the horrifying column of smoke rising.  Nearer to the Desolation, a young apprentice is the only survivor of the city -- Nebios sat waiting for his father outside the walls and was transformed as he watched everyone he knew die in an instant.
        And within sight of Windwir sits Sethbert, the Overseer of the Entrolusian City States, gloating in triumph.  At his side is Lady Jin Li Tam -- her father's pawn in the game of statecraft, but destined to become her own Queen on the board.
        Soon all the Kingdoms of the Named Lands will be at one another's throats.

Read for group discussion on March 10, 2010

How we each rated this book
Dan - Amy 8 stack of books 10   Wow! Don't miss it
8-9  Highly recommended
7    Recommended
5-6  Mild recommendation
3-4  Take your chances
1-2  Below average; skip it
0    Get out the flamethrower!
U    Unfinishable or unreadable
-    Skipped or no rating given
Cheri 9 Barb -
Aaron 7 Cynthia -
Jackie 8.5 Ron -
Bob 7.5 Molly 7.5

Ken Scholes (1968-    ) is a US science fiction and fantasy writer.

The Psalms of Isaak books
-- Lamentation (2009)
-- Canticle (2009)

Other novels
-- Last Flight of the Goddess (2006)

Story collections
-- Long Walks, Last Flights, and Other Strange Journeys (2008)

Ken Scholes website
Ken Scholes - Wikipedia
Strange Horizons Reviews: Lamentation and Canticle by Ken Scholes
BookLoons Reviews - Lamentation by Ken Scholes
Locus Online: Ken Scholes interview excerpts

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