Trial of Flowers: A Novel of the City Imperishable

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Night Shade Books, 2006 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 263 pages
The City Imperishable's secret master and heir to the long-vacant throne has vanished from a locked room, as politics have turned deadly in a bid to revive the city's long-vanished empire. The city's dwarfs, stunted from spending their childhoods in confining boxes, are restive. Bijaz the Dwarf, leader of the Sewn faction among the dwarfs, fights their persecution. Jason the Factor, friend and apprentice to the missing master, works to maintain stability in the absence of a guiding hand. Imago of Lockwood struggles to revive the office of Lord Mayor in a bid to turn the City Imperishable away from the path of destruction. These three must contend with one another as they race to resolve the threats to the city.

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Rating: 4.25* of five The Publisher Says: The City Imperishable's secret master and heir to the long-vacant throne has vanished from a locked room, as politics have turned deadly in a bid to revive ... Read full review

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Bizarrely if florally written, this Tale Of The City Imperishable" follows the paths of three denizens of the aforementioned metropolis in their combined efforts to preserve the integrity of their ... Read full review

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Jay Lake was born in Taiwan on June 6, 1964, and was raised there and in Nigeria. He graduated from the University of Texas in 1986. During his lifetime, he published over 300 short stories and nine novels including Kalimpura, Calamity of So Long a Life, and The Last Plane to Heaven. He received several awards including the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in Science Fiction in 2004. He was also the subject of a documentary called Lakeside - A Year with Jay Lake, which follows his fight against cancer, and is scheduled for release in 2014. He died from colon cancer on June 1, 2014 at the age of 49.

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