A Million Open Doors
Nou Occitan is a place where duels are fought with equal passion over insults and artistic views alike. Giraut--swordsman, troubador, lover--is a creature of this swashbuckling world, the most isolated of humanity's Thousand Cultures.
But the winds of change have come to Nou Occitan. As the invention of the "springer"--instantaneous interstellar travel, at a price--spreads throughout the human galaxy, the stability and purity of no world, no matter how isolated, is safe. Nor can Giraut's life remain untouched. To his wonder, his is about to find himself made an ambassador to a different human world, a place strange beyond his wildest imaginings.
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Review: A Million Open Doors (Giraut #1)User Review - James - Goodreads
Sci-fi done well, and Barnes did an interesting job of making the idea of the Thousand Cultures interesting, down to the politics and economies of the worlds. I'm really glad I took the chance on this one and bought the next one with it, because I'll be starting that book tonight. Read full review
Review: A Million Open Doors (Giraut #1)User Review - Larrygodin - Goodreads
I had this on my "WorldCat" book log. But don't remember ever having read it. (I often read books and don't remember the the whole story line.) But, I don't ever remember reading this. What does that say about the book? Read full review
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