The Seventh Perfection
Author: Daniel Polansky
Hugo Award finalist Daniel Polansky crafts an innovative, mind-bending fantasy mystery in The Seventh Perfection
When a woman with perfect memory sets out to solve a riddle, the threads she tugs on could bring a whole city crashing down. The God-King who made her is at risk, and his other servants will do anything to stop her.
To become the God-King's Amanuensis, Manet had to master all seven perfections, developing her body and mind to the peak of human performance. She remembers everything that has happened to her, in absolute clarity, a gift that will surely drive her mad. But before she goes, Manet must unravel a secret which threatens not only the carefully prepared myths of the God-King's ascent, but her own identity and the nature of truth itself.
In The News
“A dazzling puzzle box of a story, The Seventh Perfection surprises, delights, ensorcels, and challenges at every turn. Polansky is his own genre.” —Delilah S. Dawson
“A sharp and brutal tale of obsession and loss.” —Megan E. O'Keefe