By Robert Jackson Bennett
Years in the past, the town of Bulikov wielded the powers of the Gods to overcome the realm. yet after its divine protectors have been mysteriously killed, the conqueror has develop into the conquered; the city's proud historical past has been erased and censored, development has left it in the back of, and it's only one other colonial outpost of the world's new geopolitical energy. Into this musty, backward urban steps Shara Thivani. formally, the quiet girl is simply one other lowly diplomat despatched by way of Bulikov's oppressors. Unofficially, Shara is one in every of her country's so much comprehensive spymasters — dispatched to enquire the brutal homicide of a probably risk free historian. As Shara pursues the secret during the ever-shifting actual and political geography of the town, she starts to suspect that the beings who as soon as secure Bulikov will not be as lifeless as they appear — and that her personal talents will be touched by means of the divine to boot.
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