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The Iron Dragon's Daughter

The Iron Dragon's Daughter

by Michael Swanwick

Publication Date: 02/04/2020

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"The changeling's decision to steal a dragon and escape was born, though she did not know it then, the night the children met to plot the death of their supervisor..." "With these words, author Michael Swanwick ushers us into a remarkable realm of darkest fantasy, erotic dreams and industrial magicks - equaling the undiluted power and uniqueness of vision of his Nebula award-winning masterwork Stations of the Tide." "Jane is a human changeling child coming of age in a world of violence and monsters. An abused outcast, she toils unceasingly alongside trolls, dwarves, shifters and feys in the dank, stygian bowels of a steam dragon plant - helping to construct the massive, black iron flying machines the elvan rulers use for waging war. Young Jane's days are bleak and her future seems hopeless - until a cold yet tantalizing inner voice whispers to her of high lakes, autumn stars...and freedom." "The voice leads her to a junkyard dragon - old and broken, kept alive by hatred and a still-unsatisfied thirst for blood. And he promises to help Jane escape, if she will, in turn, help him to fly again. But untold wonders and terrors both lie beyond the factory gates - where a true name is a weapon...and erotic temptations wait to corrupt a young girl already hardened by life's cruel inequities." "A quick mind and a taste and talent for thievery will sustain Jane, however, on her strange and arduous journey from slave to student, from alchemist to avenger - while drugs and dreams transport her Elsewhere, on fleeting trips to a stolen reality. And through it all, the dragon lurks in the shadows - filling her head with violent visions, drawing her into a web of unknown plots and unseen forces. And, ultimately, at his controls, the changeling will confront the powers that have always ruled her life - seeking impossible answers through the obliteration of history...and the end of all things."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
ISBN:
9780380972333
9780380972333
Category:
Science fiction
Publication Date:
02-04-2020
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Country of origin:
United States
Michael Swanwick

Michael Swanwick has received the Nebula, Theodore Sturgeon, World Fantasy and Hugo Awards, and has the pleasant distinction of having been nominated for and lost more of these same awards than any other writer. He has written ten novels, over a hundred and fifty short stories, and countless works of flash fiction.

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