Master of the House of Darts by Aliette de Bodard
Mass Market Paperback: 448 pages
Publisher: Angry Robot; Original edition (October 25, 2011)
You can see a preview of the book at the Angry Robot website.
Praise for Servant of the Underworld:
“An Aztec priest of the dead tries to solve a murder mystery, and finds that politics may be even more powerful than magic. A vivid portrayal of an interesting culture in a truly fresh fantasy novel.”
– Kevin J. Anderson, New York Times bestselling co-author of The Winds of Dune
“Amid the mud and maize of the Mexica empire, Aliette de Bodard has composed a riveting story of murder, magic and sibling rivalry.”
– Elizabeth Bear
“I haven’t enjoyed a proper detective story this much in ages, and the rich setting, monsters and magic just added an extra layer of delight.”
– David Devereux
The year is Three Rabbit, and the storm is coming…
The coronation war for the new Emperor has just ended in a failure, the armies retreating with a mere forty prisoners of war – not near enough sacrifices to ensure the favor of the gods.
When one of those prisoners of war dies of a magical illness, ACATL, High Priest for the Dead, is summoned to investigate.
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