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She gave us gold so we should let her in to you." He showed me the chain of
money and grinned nervously. I imagined it was my doxy of the afternoon, risking
her lofty name and her husband's indulgence in pursuit of me. For a moment I ...
In the rays of the young sun, the Temple was a pile of shining light, everything of
it faced with gold or bronze. Massive pillars of yellow marble, broadening slightly
as they rose their thirty feet, supported a portico roof of brazen god-figures.
Farther south statically bloomed the cup of a giant orchid, whose gold-tassled
stamens, rising from the layered cervix, I gauged as the turrets of four inner
steeples. Where there was a break in the pines, one complete tower revealed
itself as a ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LisaMaria_C - LibraryThing
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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - t1bnotown - LibraryThing
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