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The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars

The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars

Fairy Tales

Steven Brust

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Once upon a time there was a kingdom that lived in darkness, for the sun, the moon and the stars were hidden in a box, and that box was hidden in a sow's belly, and that sow was hidden in a troll's cave, and that cave was hidden at the end of the world.

Once upon a time there was a studio of artists who feared they were doomed to obscurity, for though they worked and they worked, no one was interested in the paintings that stood in racks along their studio walls.

Steven Brust's fantasy novel The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars is a tale of two quests, of two young men who are reaching for the moon. And the sun. And the stars.

Chapter
ONE

1. THE LAMENTATION


YOU WANT TO KNOW what good is? I'll tell you what good is.
My freshman year at the University my roommate was a guy named Phil. In addition to the room, we shared...

Praise for The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars

“Steven Brust is a master stylist.” —Publishers Weekly

“In a genre that's mostly done by the numbers, Steven Brush maintains a hipster charm and an originality of mind.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer

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Reviews from Goodreads

Steven Brust

Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and raised in a family of Hungarian labor organizers, Steven Brust worked as a musician and a computer programmer before coming to prominence as a writer with Jhereg, the first of his novels about Vlad Taltos. He has written more than twenty novels in Taltos’s Dragaeran Empire, including the spin-off series The Phoenix Guards and The Viscount of Adrilankha. Brust’s other works include To Reign in Hell, a fantasy re-working of Milton's war in Heaven; The Sun, the Moon, and the Stars, a contemporary fantasy based on Hungarian folktales; and the science fiction novel, Cowboy Feng's Space Bar and Grille.

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