Search Results: "Jay Lake"


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ESCAPEMENT by Jay Lake
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2008

"Dazzlingly constructed, appealingly populated and often fascinating—but is it really possible to suspend disbelief in a universe that's literally a divinely constructed mechanism? Discuss."
A sequel to Mainspring (2007), Lake's theological steampunk fantasy debut. Read full book review >

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KALIMPURA by Jay Lake
Released: Jan. 29, 2013

"The barely credible narrative stands in strange contrast to the backdrop's persuasively gritty details and Green's far more absorbing personal dilemmas."
Third fantasy outing for narrator Green, now 16 years old, a warrior in the service of the Lily Goddess (Endurance, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >

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GREEN by Jay Lake
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2009

"An action-packed tale."
A stylish and intimate fantasy from Lake (Escapement, 2008, etc.). Read full book review >

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ENDURANCE by Jay Lake
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"There's enough going on to win over the skeptics and keep series fans coming back for more."
Gritty sequel to Lake's steampunk-fantasy Green (2009), wherein the eponymous hero, sold as a child, trained as a courtesan and schooled as an assassin, killed one god and gave birth to another. Read full book review >

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MAINSPRING by Jay Lake
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2007

Theological steampunk set in a mechanical universe—the debut novel from a noted short-story writer. Read full book review >

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THERE WILL BE LIES by Nick Lake
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 6, 2015

"A fine exploration of the power of story itself to heal the unconscious from scars physical and emotional. (Fiction. 13-17)"
Over a period of eight days, 17-year-old Shelby's life is forever changed. Read full book review >

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Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"A dark journey well worth taking—engrossing, disturbing, illuminating. (author's note) (Fiction. 14 & up)"
A tale of two Haitis—one modern, one historic—deftly intertwine in a novel for teens and adults. Read full book review >

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THE BETRAYAL OF THE LIVING by Nick Lake
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 7, 2012

"For the trilogy's fans only. (Horror. 12 & up)"
Meditating after destroying Lord Oda, vampire ninja Taro embarks on a quest to slay a dragon that has been troubling the city of Edo, home of the shogun. Read full book review >

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DEATH ON THE ROCKS by Deryn Lake
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 1, 2014

"Newcomers and devoted fans of Lake's hero (Death at the Wedding Feast, 2011, etc.), based on a real 18th-century apothecary, will delight in the period detail, excellent mystery and well-drawn characters."
How could you prove someone an impostor before fingerprints and DNA tests? Read full book review >

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BLOOD NINJA by Nick Lake
Released: Dec. 1, 2009

"The dark cliffhanger leaves room for sequels, which will be appreciated by those vampire fans not inclined to follow more romantic bloodsuckers. (Horror. YA)"
Growing up in a small village with dreams of becoming a samurai, Taro never expected to be the target of a ninja attack. Read full book review >