Wheel Of The Infinite

Wheel Of The Infinite

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Over the course of three extraordinary novels, Martha Wells has established herself as a master builder of alternate worlds peopled with souls as rich and complex as any that have ever known life within book pages. Few writers can match her ability to imbue fantastic realms with such startling immediacy and reality-a feat she accomplishes more impressively than ever before in this powerful tale of the beginnings and endings and beginnings again in an unending cycle of malignity and good.

Wheel of the Infinite

Every year in the great Temple City of Duvalpore, the image of the Wheel of the Infinite must be painstakingly remade to ensure another year of peace and harmony for the Celestial Empire. Every hundred years the sacred rite takes on added significance. For it is then that the very fabric of the world must be rewoven. Linked by the mystic energies of the Infinite, the Wheel and world are one. Should the holy image be marred, the world will suffer a similar injury.

But a black storm is spreading across the Wheel. Every night the Voices of the Ancestors-the Wheel's constructors and caretakers-brush the darkness away and repair the damage with brightly colored sands and potent magic. Each morning the storm reappears, bigger and darker than before, unraveling the beautiful and orderly patterns.

With chaos in the wind, a woman with a shadowy past has returned to Duvalpore. A murderer and traitor-an exile disgraced, ha

Publisher: New York : EOS, c2000
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780380973354
0380973359
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 355 pages ;,25 cm

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Nov 08, 2016

This book has one of the most interesting approaches to religion and magic that I've every encountered. Great world-building, excellent adventure, and a bit of interesting theology/ritual-analysis to chew on. Highly recommneded.

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