Spectyr by Philippa Ballantine
(A Book of the Order)

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Though one of the most powerful Deacons, Sorcha Faris has a tarnished reputation to overcome, which is why she jumps at the chance to investigate a string of murders in the exotic city of Orithal. But it is there that her lover, the shapeshifting rival to the throne, is targeted by a cruel and vengeful goddess, unwittingly unleashed by the Emperor's sister.


 

About Philippa Ballantine

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Philippa Ballantine is a writer, podcaster, and librarian. Her podcast of Chasing the Bard won the Sir Julius Vogel Award in 2009, and two of her novels have been short-listed for it. She is currently living in her hometown of Wellington, New Zealand, where her two Siberian cats keep her in line.
 
Published June 28, 2011 by Ace. 323 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The second novel from the Order series picks up smoothly from the first installment (Geist, 2010), continuing the fantasy adventure with a mix of romance and power play by the world's deities.

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Phillipa Ballantine's Spectyr is a fun and solid fantasy read that should not be missed.

Jun 13 2011 | Read Full Review of Spectyr (A Book of the Order)

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The following review contains spoilers for Geist, to which Spectyr is a sequel.

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