The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie audiobook

The Raven Tower

By Ann Leckie
Read by Adjoa Andoh

Orbit, Hachette Book Group 9780316388696

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781549178610

  • ISBN: 9781549178597

  • ISBN: 9781549151149

Runtime: 12.04 Hours
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Finalist for the Locus Award

Finalist for the World Fantasy Award

A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

An Amazon Best Book of the Month in Science Fiction

A 2019 Locus Recommendation

Gods meddle in the fates of men, men play with the fates of gods, and a pretender must be cast down from the throne in this masterful first fantasy novel from Ann Leckie, New York Times bestselling author and winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Arthur C. Clarke Awards.


"It's a delight to read something so different, so wonderful and strange."-Patrick Rothfuss


"Absolutely wonderful...utterly brilliant."-The New York Times Book Review


For centuries, the kingdom of Iraden has been protected by the god known as the Raven.


He watches over his territory from atop a tower in the powerful port of Vastai. His will is enacted through the Raven's Lease, a human ruler chosen by the god himself. His magic is sustained by the blood sacrifice that every Lease must offer. And under the Raven's watch, the city flourishes.


But the Raven's tower holds a secret. Its foundations conceal a dark history that has been waiting to reveal itself...and to set in motion a chain of events that could destroy Iraden forever.


For more from Ann Leckie, check out:

Ancillary Justice

Ancillary Sword

Ancillary Mercy


Provenance


Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A powerhouse epic of humans and gods at war, deeply imagined and profoundly thrilling…[with] echoes of Shakespeare and Le Guin.” Lev Grossman, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“A wonderful exploration of gods, mortals, and divinity. It’s as if Hamlet were told from the point of view of Elsinore Castle addressing a mostly oblivious Horatio.” New York Times Book Review
Leckie has an ear for language, an eye for character and a gift for creating new worlds and cultures... [her] examination of power, politics and governance is fascinating and well-conceived. St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“[Leckie’s] fantasy novel is packed with family intrigue, throne-room maneuvering, and nods to Hamlet…It’s deeply focused world-building.” NPR
“Narrator Adjoa Andoh lends diverse accents and impressive power to this compelling fantasy…Andoh’s skill with a dynamic range of voices will propel listeners through the tales of powerful gods, complex political machinations, and revenge. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Highly recommended for…anyone looking for exciting and boundary-pushing fantasy.” Booklist (starred review)
Sharp, many layered, and, as always for Leckie, deeply intelligent. Kirkus (starred review)
“This impressive piece of craftsmanship cements Leckie’s place as a powerful voice in both SF and fantasy.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Award-winner Leckie proves as adept at worldbuilding as ever-the setting and characters of The Raven Tower are as rich as any we encountered in Imperial Radch space-but it is the mode of narration that truly distinguishes her first novel-length foray into fantasy. Much like Hamlet, from which The Raven Tower draws clear inspiration, Leckie's is a story filled with complicated, very human people, as well as the forces that move around them, guiding them ever so slightly toward choices both good and bad. B&N SciFi and Fantasy Blog
The Raven Tower is an enormously compelling novel. It may draw inspiration from Hamlet, but...it reweaves the fabric of Shakespeare's play into cloth of a different color entirely. Leckie's worldbuilding is deep and thorough, showing us the edges of a broad, rich, complicated world, and her characters are fascinating. Tor.com

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Author

Author Bio: Ann Leckie

Author Bio: Ann Leckie Ann Leckie is the author of the Hugo, Nebula, Arthur C. Clarke, and British Science Fiction Award-winning novel Ancillary Justice, and its Locus Award-winning sequel Ancillary Sword. Ann has worked as a waitress, a receptionist, a rodman on a land-surveying crew, and a recording engineer. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction/Fantasy
Runtime: 12.04
Audience: Adult
Language: English