By Caleb Carr
"A sprawling fable saga . . . Caleb Carr boldly is going the place he's by no means long past before."--USA Today
Legend meets heritage during this enthralling novel from no 1 New York Times bestselling writer Caleb Carr. Demonstrating the wealthy storytelling, skillful plotting, and intensity of study he showcased in The Alienist, Carr has written a wildly creative, genre-bending saga that redefines the limits of literature.
Some years in the past, a impressive manuscript lengthy rumored to exist was once chanced on: The Legend of damaged. It tells of a wealthy fort urban the place order reigns on the aspect of a sword--even as scheming factions secretly vie for keep an eye on of the encompassing nation. in the meantime, outdoor the city's granite partitions, an industrious tribe of exiles often called the Bane forages for sustenance within the wilds of Davon Wood.
At each flip, the lives of Broken's defenders and its would-be destroyers intertwine: Sixt Arnem, the commonly revered and honorable head of the kingdom's robust military, grapples together with his sense of right and wrong and newfound tasks amid rumors of drawing close battle. Lord Baster-kin, grasp of the Merchants' Council, struggles to take care of the beauty of his state at the same time he pursues vainglorious desires of strength. And Keera, a proficient girl tracker of the Bane tribe, embarks on a deadly trip to avoid wasting her humans, enlisting the help of the infamous and impressive thinker Caliphestros. jointly, they wish to specific a ruinous revenge on damaged, ushering in an afternoon of reckoning whilst the robust partitions may be breached endlessly in a triumph of technological know-how over superstition.
Breathtakingly profound and compulsively readable, Caleb Carr's long-awaited new publication is an action-packed, multicharacter epic of a medieval conflict of cultures--in which new gods collide with previous, technology defies all expectation, and advantage is available in many guises. Brimming with event and narrative invention, The Legend of damaged is an exciting and enchanting masterwork.
Praise for The Legend of Broken
"An first-class and outdated leisure . . . The Legend of Broken seamlessly blends epic experience with severe study and asks questions that women and men grappled with at midnight a long time and nonetheless do today."--The Washington Post
"[A] titanic attempt . . . a myth epic . . . intended as an allegory, a cautionary story for our precarious instances. To make his issues, Carr has summoned a dream staff of infantrymen, wizards, and tiny woodland folk."--The long island occasions publication Review
"Carr retains the motion hurtling besides a gentle vitamin of ugly murders and political betrayals. And he truly wishes glossy readers to determine anything in their personal international within the political corruption and greed that eventually doom Broken."--The Boston Globe
From the Hardcover edition.