A Scattering of Jades (Mass Market Paperback)
Tor Fantasy, 9780765340986, 416pp.
Publication Date: July 1, 2003
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The great fire of 1835 burned most of New York City’s wooden downtown and, like many others, Archie Prescott thinks he’s lost all that’s dear to him. His home is a smoldering ruin and his wife is dead--and next to her body is a child’s corpse he assumes was his daughter. It seems as though it’s the end of everything...
But it is only the beginning. In the midst of ancient magic, murderous conspiracies, and a crafty Mesoamerican demon-god who is plotting the end of humanity, Archie finds himself with the power to save the world—or drown it in sacrificial blood.
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Praise For A Scattering of Jades…
“A strange, dark, and wonderful novel... This one’s a keeper.”--Charles de Lint
“Complexly crafted, dark, sometimes gruesome... totally convincing and chilling.”--Booklist
“This is not merely a stunning debut novel; it is one of the best magic historicals I have ever read.”--James Patrick Kelly, author of Think Like a Dinosaur