Tiassa by Steven Brust

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Long ago, one of the gods fashioned an artifact called the silver tiassa. To Devera the Wanderer, it's a pretty toy to play with. To Vlad Taltos, it's a handy prop for a con he's running. To the Empire, it's a tool to be used against their greatest enemies--the Jenoine. To the Jhereg, it's a trap to kill Vlad.

The silver tiassa, however, had its own agenda.

Steven Brust's Tiassa tells a story that threads its way through more than ten years of the remarkable life of Vlad Taltos--and, to the delight of longtime fans, brings him together with Khaavren, from The Phoenix Guards and its sequels. Khaavren may be Vlad's best friend--or his most terrible enemy.


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 March 29, 2011 by Tor Books. 336 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Another outing for Vlad Taltos (Jhegaala, 2008, etc.) set in Brust's now-familiar world where humans are a despised minority, the rest being elf-like near-immortals who really talk and act as though they had thousands of years at their disposal.

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The 18th novel (after 2010's Iorich) in Brust's sprawling Dragaera fantasy series is a wonderful return to form, setting assassin hero Vlad Taltos in a contest of wits and wills against imperial guard captain Khaavren, the formidable protagonist of 1992's The Phoenix Guards.

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Tiassa is the thirteenth Vlad Taltos novel by Steven Brust, and counting Brokedown Palace and the Khaavren Romances, the nineteenth book to date set in Dragaera.

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