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The mother, that priest-princess Hragon-Dat had wed in place of Malmiranet, had
also gone, with a carriage full of gems and gewgaws. The Emperor, however,
had remained. He sat in a lower room with two of his ten-year-old fancy boys ...
He was what they pleased to call the Royal Elect, that is, Hragon-Dat's
functionary. The papers which had been drawn up in the Citadel, and which
Hragon-Dat had signed and sealed that rainy morning in the Crimson Palace,
had been shown ...
Exactly where she had sat twenty years back, fifteen years old, Jointress of the
Empire, Hragon-Dat's unwanted consort. They had seen her grow big with child,
some of these same old goats and their wives who littered the banqueting hall ...
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This is the final book of a trilogy that started in Birthgrave, Lee's first novel. That one was a phantasmagorical journey of a woman without any memory of herself through a landscape with that pulp ... Read full review
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How creepy is this- I took a nap about thirty pages before the ending, and during the nap, I dreamed the key component to the ending- namely, who Ressavan was. The book was slow- there were a lot of ... Read full review