Sean Stewart's previous novel, Mockingbird, was selected as a Notable Book by The New York Times and The San Francisco Chronicle, and chosen as one of Locus magazine's Best Fantasy Novels of the Year. Now, this acclaimed author takes readers to Galveston-an island uprooted, and uplifted, by magic...Galveston had been baptized twice. Once by water in the fall,1900. Again by magic during Mardi Gras, 2004. Creatures were born of survivors' joy and sufferers' pain: scorpions the size of dogs, the Crying Clown, the Widow who ate her victims. And the Island of Galveston would forever be divided-between the real city and a city locked in a constant Carnival, an endless Mardi Gras...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dulac3 - LibraryThing
This may be Sean Stewart's best novel, though it is not my favourite. Here we see Stewart displaying full mastery of his prose, his characterization, and his depiction of a fully realized magical ... Read full review
GALVESTONUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Another outing (A Wizard in Midgard, 1998, etc.) for wizard Gar Pike (otherwise known as the psi-powered Magnus d'Armand), his new sidekick Alea, and their intelligent spaceship Herkimer. Together ... Read full review