The Merchants of Souls

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Macmillan, Nov 18, 2002 - Fiction - 400 pages
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The sequel to A Million Open Doors and Earth Made of Glass

Special agent Giraut Leones, betrayed by his superior and closest friend, swore he would never work for the Office of Special Projects again--but now he must. A new movement on Earth seeks to use the recorded personalities of the dead as helpless virtual reality playthings, and to the worlds of the Thousand Cultures--where the reborn are accepted as normal citizens--it's a monstrous crime. If Giraut cannot stop Earth from ratifying its plans, the tenuous structure of interstellar human civilization will collapse.

Complicating matters, Giraut's brain now hosts a second consciousness-the revived mind of his long-dead friend Raimbaut. Together, Giraut and Raimbaut must confront their shared past while struggling with a deadly present.


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Review: The Merchants of Souls (Giraut #3)

User Review  - Douglas Summers-Stay - Goodreads

John Barnes is a semiotician, meaning that he studies symbols. (Sort of like a "symbologist," but a lot less COMPLETELY IDIOTIC.) His books are all about the way that traditional cultures and ... Read full review

Review: The Merchants of Souls (Giraut #3)

User Review  - Mathieu - Goodreads

Very good book, but not quite as good as the two before it in the series. The plot was not as tight, the character development not as organic, all in all, it wasn't nearly as immersive. Still, well worth reading if you've already enjoyed A Million Open Doors and Earth Made of Glass. Read full review

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John Barnes is the award-winning author of Orbital Romance, A Million Open Doors, Mother of Storms, Earth Made of Glass, The Merchants of Souls, Candle, and many other novels. With Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, he wrote the novels Encounter with Tiber and The Return. He lives in Colorado.

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