Master of the House of Darts, by Aliette de Bodard

“Like the previous books, the third in the Obsidian and Blood series abounds with suspects and red herrings. It’s a twisty and colourful tale filled with strange gods who demand sacrifices and pain for the least favour.” – WarpCore SF

Master of the House of Darts by Aliette de BodardThe year is Three Rabbit, and the storm is coming…

The coronation war for the new Emperor has just ended in a failure, the armies retreating with a mere forty prisoners of war – not near enough sacrifices to ensure the favour of the gods.

When one of those prisoners of war dies of a magical illness, Acatl, High Priest for the Dead, is summoned to investigate.

File Under: Fantasy [ Magical Murder | Aztec Mystery | Human Sacrifice | The Gods Walk ]

Cover Art: Spring London
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Book Info:
The Third Book in the Obsidian and Blood Series

UK Print
Date: 3rd November 2011
ISBN: 9780857661593
Format: Small (A-Format) Paperback
R.R.P.: £8.99

North American Print
Date: 25th October 2011
ISBN: 9780857661609
Format: Small (Mass-Market) Paperback
R.R.P.: US$7.99 / CAN$9.99

Date: 25th October 2011
ISBN: 9780857661616
Format: Epub & Mobi
R.R.P.: £5.49 / US$6.99

Other Books in This Series:

1. Servant of the Underworld (UK: Jan 2010 | US: Nov 2010)
2. Harbinger of the Storm (UK: Jan 2011 | US: Feb 2011)
O. Obsidian and Blood (omnibus) (World: Jul 2012)

Buying Info:

UK Print & Ebook | Book Depository | Waterstones | WHSmith

North American Print & Ebook | | |

Global DRM-Free Epub Ebook
Robot Trading Company

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Praise and Reviews for the Obsidian and Blood series:

“A vivid portrayal of an interesting culture in a truly fresh fantasy novel.”
Kevin J. Anderson, New York Times bestselling co-author of The Winds of Dune

“A gripping mystery steeped in blood and ancient Aztec magic. I was enthralled.”
Sean Williams, author of the Fixers and Troubletwisters series

“The world-building is exquisite and we *believe* we are transported to the 15th century Tenotichtlan and together with the superb voice they formed the main reason I enjoyed this book so much… Highly recommended… Ms. de Bodard is a writer to watch.”
Fantasy Book Critic

“Part murder mystery, part well-researched historical novel and part fantasy… The fantasy element blends neatly with the other parts. 4****”
SFX Magazine

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