The Drowned by Laini Taylor

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Paris, 1800. Theophile has been moldering in an asylum for five years with no clear memory of how he came to be there. He wavers in and out of madness until the day that unseen forces compel him to escape and make his way back home to the haunted Breton coast. As he follows the tatters of memory back to the ungodly events of his childhood, striving to wring sense out of madness, he is pursued in turn by furious crows, drowned witches, a loved one long believed dead, a secret cabal of priests and a damaged orphan. Each carries pieces of a secret that emerges into two distinct but interwining tales of supernatural vengeance. As the ravages of Theophile's buried past catch up with him at last, a battle for power begins, and the stakes are no less than the fate of the lost souls in hell.

About Laini Taylor

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Laini Taylor is the New York Times bestselling author of five novels: Days of Blood & Starlight, Daughter of Smoke & Bone, the Dreamdark books Blackbringer and Silksinger, and the National Book Award finalist Lips Touch: Three Times. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, illustrator Jim Di Bartolo, and their daughter, Clementine. Her website is
Published August 10, 2004 by Image Comics. 80 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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He watches the videos (strange and disturbing autobiographical student films made by the drowned woman) over a period of time, rather than all at once, for reasons ''subconscious'' and ''nonnegotiable.'' He woos and sleeps with the drowned woman's sister, Rebecca, a midget whom Benny finds altern...

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Now the dead girl and a new flock of murderous priests are rivals and are fighting to get a mystic token that Theophile possesses.

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Fantasy Literature

Although I did not enjoy The Drowned Cities, I am confident that Bacigalupi is emerging as one of the most interesting young adult SFF authors we have.

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The Ranting Dragon

Although The Drowned Cities is marketed as a sequel to Ship Breaker, it can stand as a completely independent novel, with only one character from Ship Breaker appearing again in The Drowned Cities.

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