Nights of Villjamur

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Audio (14 discs)
Product Number: DD18798
Released: Jun 30, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781400117604
Narrator/s: Steven Crossley
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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An ice age strikes a chain of islands, and thousands come to seek sanctuary at the gates of Villjamur: a city of ancient spires and bridges, a place where banshees wail the deceased, cultists use forgotten technology for their own gain, and where, further out, the dead have been seen walking across the tundra. When the Emperor commits suicide, his elder daughter, Rika, is brought home to lead the Jamur Empire, but the sinister Chancellor plans to get rid of her and claim the throne for himself. Meanwhile, a senior investigator in the city inquisition must solve the high-profile and savage murder of a city politician while battling evils within his own life, and a handsome and serial womanizer manipulates his way into the imperial residence with a hidden agenda. When reports are received that tens of thousands of citizens are dying in a bizarre genocide on the northern islands of the Empire, members of the elite Night Guard are sent to investigate. It seems that, in this land under a red sun, the long winter is bringing more than just snow.

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Author(s): Mark Charan Newton
Narrator(s): Steven Crossley
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Product Number Z100088208
Released: Feb 02, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400197606
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Author(s): Mark Charan Newton
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Genre: Mystery, Fantasy
Product Number EB00167934
Released: Dec 29, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Spectra
ISBN: #9780345520869

Professional reviews

"A new ice age is approaching in this first book in a new series. Randur comes to the center of the empire in an attempt to raise money and convince the "ritualists" to provide a cure for his mother's fatal illness. The plot, which is as gloomy as the landscape, is filled with murder, political intrigue, and a disintegrating society. Steven Crossley doesn't let it get him down as he tells the story with quiet enthusiasm for each strand of the complex plot. His voice keeps listeners anchored to the shifting plot, and he uses an extensive store of voices and accents to distinguish characters and their races. Overall, his storytelling style is conversational and animated, yet intimate. J.E.M. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"

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