Book Haul: Unwrapped Sky and The Stars Askew by Rjurik Davidson

The wonderful people over at Tor were awesome enough to send me these review copies! Thanks Tor! I can’t wait to read and review!

Unwrapped Sky

and

The Stars Askew

by Rjurik Davidson

Are OUT NOW!

So go get your copies!

 

 

 


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Unwrapped Sky by Rjurik Davidson

  • Series: Caeli-Amur (Book 1)
  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books (April 15, 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 0765329883
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765329882

 

A hundred years ago, the Minotaurs saved Caeli-Amur from conquest. Now, three very different people may hold the keys to the city’s survival.

Once, it is said, gods used magic to create reality, with powers that defied explanation. But the magic―or science, if one believes those who try to master the dangers of thaumaturgy―now seems more like a dream. Industrial workers for House Technis, farmers for House Arbor, and fisher folk of House Marin eke out a living and hope for a better future. But the philosopher-assassin Kata plots a betrayal that will cost the lives of godlike Minotaurs; the ambitious bureaucrat Boris Autec rises through the ranks as his private life turns to ashes; and the idealistic seditionist Maximilian hatches a mad plot to unlock the vaunted secrets of the Great Library of Caeli-Enas, drowned in the fabled city at the bottom of the sea, its strangeness visible from the skies above.

In a novel of startling originality and riveting suspense, these three people, reflecting all the hopes and dreams of the ancient city, risk everything for a future that they can create only by throwing off the shackles of tradition and superstition, as their destinies collide at ground zero of a conflagration that will transform the world . . . or destroy it.
Unwrapped Sky is a stunningly original debut by Rjurik Davidson, a young master of the New Weird.

 

 

 


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The Stars Askew by Rjurik Davidson

  • Series: Caeli-Amur (Book 2)
  • Hardcover: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books (July 12, 2016)
  • ISBN-10: 0765329891
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765329899

 

The Stars Askew is the highly anticipated sequel to the New Weird adventure begun by talented young author Rjurik Davidson. With the seditionists in power, Caeli-Amur has begun a new age. Or has it? The escaped House officials no longer send food, and the city is starving.

When the moderate leader Aceline is murdered, the trail leads Kata to a mysterious book that explains how to control the fabled Prism of Alerion. But when the last person to possess the book is found dead, it becomes clear that a conspiracy is afoot. At its center is former House Officiate Armand, who has hidden the Prism. Armand is vying for control of the Directorate, the highest political position in the city, until Armand is betrayed and sent to a prison camp to mine deadly bloodstone.

Meanwhile, Maximilian is sharing his mind with another being: the joker-god Aya. Aya leads Max to the realm of the Elo-Talern to seek a power source to remove Aya from Max’s brain. But when Max and Aya return, they find the vigilants destroying the last remnants of House power.

It seems the seditionists’ hopes for a new age of peace and prosperity in Caeli-Amur have come to naught, and every attempt to improve the situation makes it worse. The question now is not just whether Kata, Max, and Armand can do anything to stop the bloody battle in the city, but if they can escape with their lives.

 

 

 

 


Rjurik Davidson has written short stories, essays, reviews and screenplays. PS Publishing published his collection, The Library of Forgotten Books, in 2010. His novel, Unwrapped Sky, was published by Tor in April 2014. He writes reviews of speculative fiction for the Age newspaper and film reviews for several magazines. Rjurik’s screenplay The Uncertainty Principle (co-written with Ben Chessell) is currently in development. He has been short-listed for and won a number of awards. He can be found at rjurik.com.


 

 

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