Green

Green (Volume 1)

Jay Lake

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Her exquisite beauty and brilliant mind were not enough to free her from captivity. That took her skills with a knife, plus the power of a goddess.

She was born in poverty, in a dusty village under the equatorial sun. She does not remember her mother, she does not remember her own name--her earliest clear memory is of the day her father sold her to the tall pale man. In the Court of the Pomegranate Tree, where she was taught the ways of a courtesan…and the skills of an assassin…she was named Emerald, the precious jewel of the Undying Duke’s collection of beauties. She calls herself Green.

The world she inhabits is one of political power and magic, where Gods meddle in the affairs of mortals. At the center of it is the immortal Duke’s city of Copper Downs, which controls all the trade on the Storm Sea. Green has made many enemies, and some secret friends, and she has become a very dangerous woman indeed.

Acclaimed author Jay Lake has created a remarkable character in Green, and evokes a remarkable world in this novel. Green and her struggle to survive and find her own past will live in the reader’s mind a long time after the book is closed.

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Chapter One

Memory

The first thing I can remember in this life is my father driving his white ox, Endurance, to the sky burial platforms. His back was before me as we walked along a dusty road. All things were dusty in the country of my birth, unless they were ooded. A ditch yawned at each side to beckon me toward play. The fields beyond were drained of water and filled with stubble, though I could not now say which of the harvest seasons it was.

Though I would come to change the fate of cities and of gods, then I was merely a small, grubby child in a small, grubby

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Praise for GREEN:

“A fascinating, difficult character, Green lives in a remarkable world, in which gods walk the earth, and not all people are human. Lake’s world-building is stellar, even with as idiosyncratic a narrator as Green, and the story she tells thrills.”--Booklist

“I adored Green the character and loved Green the novel. I highly, highly recommend this book, particularly if you’re looking for a strong female protagonist.”--Mary Robinette Kowal

“Running with Green over the city's gilded rooftops, plunging through sewers with her to confront a skinless avatar of the God of Pain, readers will feel the exhilaration of freedom deeply prized, unceasingly sought, and hard-won.”--Seattle Times (Tiptree Award-winning author Nisi Shawl)

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Jay Lake

JAY LAKE lives and works in Portland, Oregon. In 2004, Lake won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and has been a Hugo nominee for his short fiction. Lake is the author of the highly acclaimed Clockwork series (MainspringEscapement, and Pinion).

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
February 2011
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780765326478
ISBN10: 0765326477
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 368 pages
$16.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
June 2009
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ISBN: 9781429967761
ISBN10: 1429967765
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 368 pages
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