Green, Volume 1

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Tom Doherty Associates, Jun 9, 2009 - Fiction - 368 pages

Acclaimed author Jay Lake has created a remarkable character in Green, and evokes a remarkable world in this novel. Green and her struggle to survive and find her own past will live in the reader's mind for a long time after closing the book.

She was born in poverty, in a dusty village under the equatorial sun. She does not remember her mother, she does not remember her own name—her earliest clear memory is of the day her father sold her to the tall pale man. In the Court of the Pomegranate Tree, where she was taught the ways of a courtesan...and the skills of an assassin...she was named Emerald, the precious jewel of the Undying Duke's collection of beauties.

She calls herself Green.

The world she inhabits is one of political power and magic, where Gods meddle in the affairs of mortals. At the center of it is the immortal Duke's city of Copper Downs, which controls all the trade on the Storm Sea. Green has made many enemies, and some secret friends, and she has become a very dangerous woman indeed.

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User Review  - cindywho - LibraryThing

I can't decide between 3 and 4 stars... But I did enjoy most of it. A young girl is sold by her father into slavery that includes education as a high class concubine to a mysterious undying duke. She ... Read full review

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User Review  - SoubhiKiewiet - LibraryThing

I chose Green because of the beautiful cover art, and the blurb sounded intriguing. It wasn't until 3/4 of the way through I realized I'd read another book by Jay Lake, one which I hated. It's funny ... Read full review

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Contents

Acknowledgments
7
Memory
11
Leaving Home
17
Going Back
149
Returning Once More
242
Anticipation
367
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

JAY LAKE was a prolific writer of science fiction and fantasy, as well as an award-winning editor, a popular raconteur and toastmaster, and an excellent teacher at the many writers' workshops he attended. His novels included Tor's publications Mainspring, Escapement, and Pinion, and the trilogy of novels in his Green cycle - Green, Endurance and Kalimpura. Lake was nominated multiple times for the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, and the World Fantasy Award. He won the John W. Campbell Award for best new writer in 2004, the year after his first professional stories were published. In 2008 Jay Lake was diagnosed with colon cancer, and in the years after he became known outside the sf genre as a powerful and brutally honest blogger about the progression of his disease. Jay Lake died on June 1, 2014.

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