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Vlad (Volume 11)

Steven Brust

Tor Books



Fresh from the collapse of his marriage, and with the criminal Jhereg organization out to eliminate him, Vlad decides to hide out among his relatives in faraway Fenario. All he knows about them is that their family name is Merss and that they live in a papermaking industrial town called Burz.

At first Burz isn't such a bad place, though the paper mill reeks to high heaven. But the longer he stays there, the stranger it becomes. No one will tell him where to find his relatives. Even stranger, when he mentions the name Merss, people think he's threatening them. The witches' coven that every Fenarian town and city should have is nowhere in evidence. And the Guild, which should be protecting the city's craftsmen and traders, is an oppressive, all-powerful organization, into which no tradesman would ever be admitted.

Then a terrible thing happens. In its wake, far from Draegara, without his usual organization working for him, Vlad is going to have to do his sleuthing amidst an alien people: his own.

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Chapter One

Boraan : A candle! As you love the Gods, a candle!
Nurse : But we have no candles!
Boraan : How, no candles?
Nurse : They were all burned up in the flood.
Dagler : Permit me to sell you this beeswax.
[Boraan strikes...

Praise for Jhegaala

Dzur gives us Vlad Taltos at his best.” —Cinescope

“Fresh, snappy, and terribly likeable…Dzur shows you what heroic fantasy can be.” —Cory Doctorow

“Steven Brust may well be America's best fantasy writer.” —Tad Williams


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Steven Brust

Steven Brust is the bestselling author of Dragon, Issola, and the New York Times bestselling Dzur, among many others. A native of Minneapolis, he currently lives in Las Vegas.

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