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A Stranger in the Citadel

by Tobias Buckell

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Fantasy. Fiction. Historical Fiction. HTML:From the powerful storyteller Tobias Buckell (Crystal Rain, The Tangled Lands), a complex novel of humanity's passion for the written word. At the revolutionary crossroads of magic, betrayal, and long-forgotten truths, a naďve, compassionate royal and a determined, hunted librarian discover a dangerous world of mortal and ancient menaces.
"With A Stranger In The Citadel, Tobias Buckell writes to the moment we live in, with a clarity and urgency that only fable can provide. Read it."
John Scalzi, author of The Kaiju Preservation Society
The life of the youngest musketress of Ninetha has been one of hard training. But Lilith's days have also contained many pleasures, the royal privileges of her family's guardianship of the Cornucopia, a mystical source of limitless bounty. Lilith has never seen a book, and she never expects to encounter one within the safety of the citadel.
When Ishmael, an outcast librarian, shows up outside the Afriq Gate, Lilith saves him from immediate execution by her father's second-in-command, the zealot Kira. As Lilith's curiosity draws her to Ishmael, she lets slip her family's most dangerous secret, sparking a deadly rebellion and an unexpected journey full of stunning revelations.
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The gods say, "You shall not suffer a librarian to live." ( )
  Jon_Hansen | Mar 23, 2024 |
The cornucopia provides everything the people need—but access is controlled by the Musketeer, who knows the secret of making gunpowder, and his family. The cornucopia is provided by the gods in return for giving up reading; thou shalt not suffer a librarian to live. Then a librarian comes to town, changing the Musketeer’s youngest child forever, as she learns just how many lies her life was based on. It’s an intriguing read. ( )
  rivkat | Dec 27, 2023 |
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Edwards, JaninaReadersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Story, ElizabethCover designer, designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Fantasy. Fiction. Historical Fiction. HTML:From the powerful storyteller Tobias Buckell (Crystal Rain, The Tangled Lands), a complex novel of humanity's passion for the written word. At the revolutionary crossroads of magic, betrayal, and long-forgotten truths, a naďve, compassionate royal and a determined, hunted librarian discover a dangerous world of mortal and ancient menaces.
"With A Stranger In The Citadel, Tobias Buckell writes to the moment we live in, with a clarity and urgency that only fable can provide. Read it."
John Scalzi, author of The Kaiju Preservation Society
The life of the youngest musketress of Ninetha has been one of hard training. But Lilith's days have also contained many pleasures, the royal privileges of her family's guardianship of the Cornucopia, a mystical source of limitless bounty. Lilith has never seen a book, and she never expects to encounter one within the safety of the citadel.
When Ishmael, an outcast librarian, shows up outside the Afriq Gate, Lilith saves him from immediate execution by her father's second-in-command, the zealot Kira. As Lilith's curiosity draws her to Ishmael, she lets slip her family's most dangerous secret, sparking a deadly rebellion and an unexpected journey full of stunning revelations.

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