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The battle has been fought and won, and all have been transformed by the struggle. Imago of Lockwood has become Lord Mayor of the City Imperishable, though at a price beyond his wildest imagination. Bijaz the Dwarf has been imbued with a godlike power and a responsibility he scarcely understands. And Jason the Factor, resurrected from death at the hands of his sister, the Tokhari sandwalker Kalliope, has become the sula ma-jieni na-dia, the fabled Dead Man of Winter. When a beautiful mountebank arrives in the City Imperishable, offering to lead an expedition to uncover the lost tomb of the Imperator Terminus, she stirs up the mob with promises of treasure and imperial power...but what will her quest unleash? Political intrigue, adventure, and all-out war await the principles and inhabitants of the City Imperishable. Through it all, the City may endure, but none will remain untouched by the Madness of Flowers....
©2008 Joseph E. Lake, Jr. (P)2013 Audible, Inc.
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2 out of 5 stars
By Warren Keith Woods on 05-15-15

Story is hard to follow

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I found it difficult to pick the story out of the text. If the author can make the storyline more prominent than I believe this would've been a much more enjoyable book. As it stands, you have to do a lot of reading to get a little bit of story.

Would you ever listen to anything by Jay Lake again?

Yes, I would be willing to read this author again but I will pay particular attention to the reviews.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 04-13-17


I chose to enjoy my time with this book. It sounds like the satanic verses to me today. Makes me want to be elsewhere because of the person who is this book's author.
Review: The narrator is not capable of any expression of mirth as he translates, the storyline jumps from one improbable plot meaning to another within seconds, it has no continuity of reason over than insanity of expression.

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