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The promise of the child, Tom Toner

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The promise of the child
Title
The promise of the child
Statement of responsibility
Tom Toner
Creator
Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Lycaste is a lovesick recluse living in a forgotten Mediterranean cove who is renowned throughout the distorted people of the Old World for his beauty. Sotiris Gianakos is a 12,000-year-old Cypriote grieving the loss of his sister, a principled man who will change Lycaste's life forever. Their stories, and others, become darkly entwined when Aaron the Longlife-the Usurper, a man who is not quite a man-makes a claim to the Amaranthine throne that threatens to throw the delicate political balance of the known galaxy into ruin. The Promise of the Child is a stunning feat of imagination set against an epic backdrop ranging from 14th-century Prague, to a lonely cove near the Mediterranean Sea, to the 147th-century Amaranthine Firmament. Toner has crafted an intelligent space opera filled with gripping action and an emotional scale that is wonderfully intimate, a smart and compelling debut that calls to mind the best of Kim Stanley Robinson or M. John Harrison
Member of
Summary
In the 147th century, the Amaranthine Firmament, "an impossibly delicate, eleven-light-year-wide ecosystem," rules a highly advanced post-human society. Against this sprawling, yet intricately detailed backdrop, a diverse cast of characters pursues personal and political agendas that bring them into contact -- and conflict -- with one another. A richly textured series opener with a large-scale setting, perfect for fans of Iain Banks' Culture Universe. -- Description by Gillian Speace
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10446780
Cataloging source
ATWFP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1986-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Toner, Thomas
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Volume one of the Amaranthine spectrum
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Imaginary wars and battles
  • Immortalism
  • Quests (Expeditions)
Target audience
adult
Label
The promise of the child, Tom Toner
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Volume one of the Amaranthine Spectrum" - Title page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000055492292
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
536 pages
Isbn
9781473211360
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)923731247
Label
The promise of the child, Tom Toner
Publication
Note
"Volume one of the Amaranthine Spectrum" - Title page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000055492292
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
536 pages
Isbn
9781473211360
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)923731247

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