Point of Hopes: A Novel of Astreiant

Point of Hopes: A Novel of Astreiant

by Melissa Scott

Publication Date: 12/03/2016

  $8.47

“Set in an alternative Middle Ages…this novel…offers intriguing looks at guild interrelationships, the uses of hand-cranked printing presses and medieval attitudes toward magic. It also offers considerable delight to those who enjoy intellectual puzzles of the fantastic kind.”

—Publishers Weekly


Nicolas Rathe is a pointsman, a dedicated watchman in the great city of Astreiant. During the annual trade fair, with a city filled with travelers and merchants, someone is stealing children. The populace is getting angry and frightened and convinced that a foreigner must be to blame. Rathe calls on the aid of both an out-of-work soldier, the handsome Philip Eslingen, and the necromancer Istre b’Estorr. The art of astrology is a very real power in the kingdom and plays as much a role in politics as greed and intrigue. Rathe finds himself struggling to find the children before a major astrological event brings about catastrophe. The first in a series of fantasy novels filled with adventure, intrigue and gay romance.

ISBN:
9781452446325
9781452446325
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Publication Date:
12-03-2016
Language:
English
Publisher:
Lethe Press, Inc.

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