Canticle

The Psalms of Isaak (Volume 2 of 5)

Ken Scholes

Tor Fantasy

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Come back to the Named Lands in this compelling sequel to Ken Scholes amazing novel Lamentation.

It is nine months after the end of the previous book.  Many noble allies have come to the Ninefold Forest for a Feast in honor of General Rudolfo’s  first-born child.  Jin Li Tam, his wife and mother of his heir, lies in childbed.

As the feast begins, the doors of the hall fly open and invisible assassins begin attacking.   All of Rudolfo’s noble guests are slain, including Hanric, the Marsh Queen’s Shadow.  And on the Keeper’s Gate, which guards the Named Lands from the Churning Waste, a strange figure appears, with a message for Petronus, the Hidden Pope.

Thus begins the second movement of The Psalms of Isaak, Canticle.

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Chapter 1
Rudolfo
Late-afternoon sun washed the expansive forest in red, and Rudolfo watched it from the highest point of Library Hill. It had been a long day of paperwork amid the pandemonium that gripped his Seventh Forest Manor’s staff, and .nally Rudolfo had .ed under the pretext of an unscheduled inspection of the library construction. He had quietly strolled the basements and subbasements, grateful for the break in routine.
Of course, he couldn’t blame the staff for the chaos. It was, after all, his Firstborn Feast they were preparing.

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Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Ken Scholes' fantasy novel Canticle, book 2 in his series The Psalms of Isaak. Come back to the Named Lands in this compelling sequel to Ken Scholes' amazing novel Lamentation. It is nine months after the end of the previous book. Many noble allies have come to the Ninefold Forest for a Feast in honor of General Rudolfo's first-born child. Jin Li Tam, his wife and mother of his heir, lies in childbed.

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"The Psalms of Isaak is a superb series. Scholes' has all the story elements of epic fantasy in place: memorable characters living in a vibrantly complex world of magic and ancient history, with plot twists and revelations sprung at just the right moments. More than that, his storytelling verve and craftsmanship makes his pages sing. He's written scenes of apocalypse and steaming metal men and invisible assassins that I won't be forgetting any time soon. Really good stuff."--David Anthony Durham, bestselling author of Acacia

"Not only is Scholes a capable world builder, he ably handles the tough task of keeping the series momentum going, intensifying the mystery so deftly that even if readers can't foresee where the story's going, it's clear that the author knows exactly what he's doing."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on Canticle

"Ken Scholes has already made the leap from good to great…if you thought Lamentation was impressive, then just wait until you get hold of Canticle."--Fantasy Book Critic

"Scholes adds new layers of mystery and intrigue while fleshing out the compelling characters of one of speculative fiction’s most spellbinding new sagas."--Booklist on Canticle


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Ken Scholes

KEN SCHOLES is a winner of the Writers of the Future contest whose short stories have appeared in various magazines and anthologies since 2000. His first novel, Lamentation, debuted from Tor in February 2009. Canticle was the second and Antiphon is the third of the five-book series, The Psalms of Isaak.

Ken grew up in a small logging town in the Pacific Northwest. He has honorable discharges from two branches of the military, a degree in History from Western Washington University, and is a former clergyman and label gun repairman. Ken lives near Portland, Oregon, with his wife Jen West Scholes, and their twin daughters.

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Canticle
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Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Fantasy
August 2010
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765360922
ISBN10: 0765360926
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 496 pages
$7.99

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
October 2009
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427207708
ISBN10: 1427207704
Audio Run Time: 15:30
$24.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
October 2009
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780765375100
ISBN10: 0765375109
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 384 pages
$19.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
October 2009
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429972017
ISBN10: 1429972017
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 384 pages
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