Echo City de Tim Lebbon
Bantam Spectra (USA), Oct 26 2010
Paperback – 496 pages
Surrounded by a vast, poisonous desert, Echo City, ruled by a theocracy in which the Church is the government with both run by the Marcellan family with an iron fist, is built upon the graveyard of its own past. Political opposition is forbidden with dissenters punished by exile or death.
Peer Nadawa is a political exile, forced to live with criminals in a ruinous slum. Gorham, once her lover, leads a ragtag band of rebels against the ruling theocracy. Nophel, a servant of that theocracy, dreams of revenge from his perch atop the city’s tallest spire. And beneath the city, a woman called Nadielle conducts macabre experiments in genetic manipulation using a science indistinguishable from sorcery. They believe there is something more beyond the endless desert . . . but what?
It is only when a stranger arrives from out of the wastes that things begin to change. Frail and amnesiac, he holds the key to a new beginning for Echo City—or perhaps to its end, for he is not the only new arrival.
From the depths beneath Echo City, something ancient and deadly is rising. Now Peer, Gorham, Nophel, and Nadielle msut test the limits of love and loyalty, courage and compassion, as they struggle to save a city collapsing under the weight of its own history.
Un foarte scurt fragment aici.
Data inceperii lecturii : cred ca noiembrie 2010 😀
Posibil termen de finalizare : saptamana in curs.
Impresii : nu e chiar asa de great cum zic unii, dar merge..