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Doubleday, 1992 - Fiction - 980 pages
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The master of re-creating the splendors and miseries of exotic bygone civilizations, author of the highly acclaimed Aztec and The Journeyer, Gary Jennings now gives readers his most electrifying saga yet. Raptor is the memoir of Thorn, a Goth, who narrates his tempestuous exploits and adventures in combat and in bed.

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User Review  - janerawoof - LibraryThing

Read these Runes !!! On the whole I enjoyed this novel: the [fictitious] memoirs of the hermaphrodite Thorn. I hated in the first Part: "In the Ring of Balsam" the drawn-out, graphic sexual awakening ... Read full review

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User Review  - weikelm - LibraryThing

Bought this for my mother, who gave it away it before I realized what a rare find it was. Found another copy at a used bookstore while on vacation. Not quite as good as Aztec and Journeyer, but pretty ... Read full review

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About the author (1992)

Born in Buena Vista, Va., Gary Jennings worked as an account executive in advertising and as managing editor of Dude and Gent magazines before becoming a full time writer. His early works were written for young adults, but he has since become well known as a writer of extensively researched, epic historical fiction. Jennings immerses himself in the culture of the period and locale to gain the background for his novels. Before writing Aztec (1980), Jennings lived in Mexico for 12 years and studied the Nahuatl language. The popularity of this novel resulted in the sequel, Aztec Autumn (1997). To give depth and flavor to his novel, The Journeyer (1984), Jennings followed a route to China, sometimes traveling by camel or elephant, in the manner of Marco Polo.

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