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A Scattering of Jades

Alexander C. Irvine

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Hardcover (7/1/2002)


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.

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

Tor Fantasy, 9780765340986, 416pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2003

About the Author

Alexander Irvine is a native of Ypsilanti, Michigan. His extraordinary stories have appeared in such places as "The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, "and "Starlight 3." He is a descendant of P T. Barnum and once worked as a roller-skating waiter. He currently resides in New England with his wife and twins.