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The Merchants of Souls

(The third book in the Million Open Doors series)
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The continuation of the interstellar epic begun in A Million Open Doors and Earth Made of Glass.

Giraut Leones, special agent for the shadowy instrumentality in charge of reintegrating humanity's sundered fragments, has been betrayed by his superior and closest friend. The result was the destruction of the planet Briand and the end of Giraut's marriage. Giraut swore then that he would never work for the Office of Special Projects again--but now he must.

Now a new movement on Earth seeks to use the recorded personalities of the dead as their helpless virtual-reality playthings. To the worlds of the interstellar Thousand Cultures, where the reborn are accepted as normal citizens, it's a monstrous crime and reinforces their distaste for Earth, which they consider the stagnant heart of humanity. If Giraut cannot stop Earth from ratifying its plans, the tenuous structure of interstellar human civilization will collapse.

Complicating matters, Giraut's brain now hosts a second consciousness-the revived consciousness of his old, long-dead friend Raimbaut. Together, Giraut and Raimbaut must confront their shared past while struggling with a deadly present.

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Hardback Editions

November 2001 : USA Hardback

Title: The Merchants of Souls (Giraut)
Author(s): John Barnes
ISBN: 0-312-89076-1 / 978-0-312-89076-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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Paperback Editions

November 2002 : USA Mass Market Paperback

Title: The Merchants of Souls
Author(s): John Barnes
ISBN: 0-8125-8969-6 / 978-0-8125-8969-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Science Fiction
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Kindle Editions

November 2002 : USA, Canada Kindle edition

Title: The Merchants of Souls (Giraut)
Author(s): John Barnes
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

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