Issola by Steven Brust
(The Vlad Taltos Novels)

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Okay, so maybe I've been living in the woods too long, where you can't even get a decent cup of klava first thing in the morning. So who should turn up but Lady Teldra, the courtly servant of my old friend the Dragonlord Morrolan? Teldra wants my help, because Morrolan and Aliera have disappeared, and according to Sethra Lavode, it looks like they may be in the hands of the Jenoine. Do I want to mess with them? The guys who made this place? And I thought I had problems before... Oh well, what's a little cosmic battle with beings who control time and space? It's better than hunkering down in the woods without even so much as a drinkable cup of klava. In Issola, Stephen Brust delivers another swashbuckling fantasy adventure for Vlad Taltos.

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About Steven Brust

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STEVEN BRUST is the author of Dragon, Issola, the New York Times bestsellers Dzur and Tiassa, and many other fantasy novels. He lives in Minneapolis. SKYLER WHITE is the author of And Falling, Fly and In Dreams Begin. She lives in Texas.
 
Published December 15, 2002 by Tor Books. 256 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Invisible Assassin and wisecracking hood Vlad, when not running something illegal for himself, works for House Jhereg, one of the 17 Great Houses of the Empire of Dragaera, a land ruled largely by semi-immortal “elfs.” In the forest between Appertown and Ridge, Vlad awakes in a paranoid state and...

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The dashing Lord Vlad Taltos returns in this ninth installment of the Taltos series (after 1998's popular Dragon, which some would consider a stand-alone story), in which the hero engages in more philosophical musing than muscle work.

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It is always a notable event when a new Vlad Taltos novel is published: with Vlad, Steven Brust has created one of the more original and memorable characters of fantasy fiction (a cynical scoundrel reminiscent of Leiber's Grey Mouser), a world and irreverent humour representative of the best of T...

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Strange Horizons

It's one of the reasons Brust is such an exciting writer: he's able to seamlessly shift between past and future from novel to novel and still maintain a unified whole, mainly through the strong character of Vlad, whose wisecracks and worldview keep the stories together.

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