A beautifully told story with colorful characters out of epic tradition, a tight and complex plot, and solid pacing. -- Booklist, starred review of On the Razor's Edge

Great writing, vivid scenarios, and thoughtful commentary ... the stories will linger after the last page is turned. -- Publisher's Weekly, on Captive Dreams

Sunday, November 21, 2010

In the Lion's Mouth

O frabjous day!  Callooh!  Callay! 
The frumious Bandersnatch is slain!
It now remains to dress the carcass.

One man with a dream, at pleasure, 
Shall go forth and conquer a crown; 
And three with a new song’s measure 
Can trample an empire down.
 – Arthur O’Shaughnessy (1844-1881), “We Are the Music Makers”

First Canto: Ravn Olafsdottrs Saga   
I. Riftward: The First Counter-Argument   
Cengjam Gaafe: The First Interrogatory   
II. Riftward: The Frog Prince   
Cengjam Gaafe: The Second Interrogatory   
III. Henrietta: The Dream of Agamemnon   
Cengjam Gaafe: The Third Interrogatory   
IV.  Henrietta: The Second Counter-Argument   
Cengjam Gaafe: The Fourth Interrogatory   
V.  Ashbanal: A Gathering of Shadows   
Cengjam Gaafe: The Fifth Interrogatory   
VI.  Toward Yuts’ga: The Third Counter-Argument   
Cengjam Gaafe: The Sixth Interrogatory
VII.  Yuts’ga: A Role, in the Hay   
Cengjam Gaafe: The Seventh Interrogatory
VIII.  Yuts’ga: Jacques, in a Box
Cengjam Gaafe: The Eighth Interrogatory
IX.  Yuts’ga: The Main Argument
Sīdáo Zhwì: The Final Interrogatory

Second Canto: Donovan buigh’s Saga
I.  Toward Terra: The Synthesis
II.  Dangchao Waypoint: Doggedness
III.  Terra: The Pasdarm at the Iron Bridge
IV.  Henrietta: And Did She Teach You Three Things?
V.  Terra: One of the Pleasantest Things in Life
VI.  Dao Chetty: Many Arrows Loosèd Several Ways
VII.  Terra: One Man With a Dream, At Pleasure
VIII.  Tungshen: Never Do What You Said You’d Do
IX.  Terra: At the Capital of All the Worlds
X.  Terra: The Play of the Coral Snake
XI.  Terra: Hanging Tough
XII.  The Secret City: A Touch of Terror
XIII.  Gayshot Bo: Three, With a New Song’s Measure

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