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Penguin, Jun 28, 2011 - Fiction - 320 pages
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Though one of the most powerful Deacons, Sorcha Faris has a tarnished reputation to overcome, which is why she jumps at the chance to investigate a string of murders in the exotic city of Orithal. But it is there that her lover, the shapeshifting rival to the throne, is targeted by a cruel and vengeful goddess, unwittingly unleashed by the Emperor's sister.

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User Review  - Azacia - LibraryThing

I would give this book 10 stars if I could. Spectyr is an amazing journey into another realm; Full of adventure, passion, mystery, and romance. This book picks up where Geist left off, with some ... Read full review

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Zofiya, the Grand Duchess and sister to Emperor of Delmaire, has a strong belief in a goddess and a religion of almost 1000 years in a world where most have lost their faith with the coming of geists ... Read full review


ONE A Thing of Beauty
THREE The Bonds of Duty
FIVE Prayers Answered
SEVEN Fallen Dreams
TEN Within a Welcome Embrace
ELEVEN Buried in Roses
THIRTEEN Returning Home
FIFTEEN Lost Loves
NINETEEN Looking Deep
TWENTYONE Interview in a Library
TWENTYTHREE Freedom and Fight
TWENTYFIVE The Eye and the Fist
TWENTYEIGHT Despair and Delight
THIRTY Birthing Sorrow


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Philippa Ballantine is a writer, podcaster, and librarian. Her podcast of Chasing the Bard won the Sir Julius Vogel Award in 2009, and two of her novels have been short-listed for it. She is currently living in her hometown of Wellington, New Zealand, where her two Siberian cats keep her in line.

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