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The Paths of the Dead

(2002)
(The Paths of Deceit)
(The third book in the Khaavren Romances series)
A novel by

 
 
Two hundred years after Adron's Disaster, in which Dragaera City was accidentally reduced to an ocean of chaos by an experiment in wizardry gone wrong, the Empire isn't what it used to be. Deprived at a single blow of their Emperor, of the Orb that is the focus of the Empire's power, of their capital city with its Imperial bureaucracy, and of a great many of their late fellow citizens, the surviving Dragaerans have been limping through a long Interregnum, bereft even of the simple magic and sorcery they were accustomed to use in everyday life.

Now the descendants and successors of the great adventurers Khaavren, Pel, Aerich, and Tazendra are growing up in this seemingly diminished world, convinced, like their elders, that the age of adventures is over and nothing interesting will ever happen to them. They are, of course, wrong . . . .

For even deprived of magic, Dragaerans fight, plot, and conspire as they breathe, and so do their still-powerful gods. The enemies of the Empire prowl at its edges, inscrutable doings are up at Dzur Mountain...and, unexpectedly, a surviving Phoenix Heir, young Zerika, is discovered-setting off a chain of swashbuckling events that will remake the world yet again.

Genre: Fantasy

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December 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Paths of the Dead
Author(s): Steven Brust
ISBN: 0-312-86478-7 / 978-0-312-86478-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
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August 1957 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Paths of the Dead
Author(s): Steven Brust
ISBN: 0-312-85579-6 / 978-0-312-85579-6 (USA edition)
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May 2012 : Paperback
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Title: The Paths of the Dead: Book One of the Viscount of Adrilankha
Author(s): Steven Brust
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May 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Paths of the Dead: Book One of the Viscount of Adrilankha (The Viscount of Adrilankha, 1)
Author(s): Steven Brust
ISBN: 0-7653-3030-X / 978-0-7653-3030-7 (USA edition)
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August 2003 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Paths of the Dead (The Viscount of Adrilankha, Book 1)
Author(s): Steven Brust
ISBN: 0-8125-3417-4 / 978-0-8125-3417-7 (USA edition)
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2003 : Paperback
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Title: The Paths of the Dead
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July 1991 : UK Paperback
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Title: Taltos and the Paths of the Dead (Pan fantasy)
Author(s): Steven Brust
ISBN: 0-330-30792-4 / 978-0-330-30792-5 (UK edition)
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Audio Editions

May 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Paths of the Dead, The (The Viscount of Adrilankha)
Author(s): Steven Brust
ISBN: 1-5226-0929-6 / 978-1-5226-0929-2 (USA edition)
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July 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Paths of the Dead: Book One of the Viscount of Adrilankha
Author(s): Steven Brust
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July 2012 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Paths of the Dead: Book One of the Viscount of Adrilankha
Author(s): Steven Brust
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July 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Paths of the Dead: Book One of the Viscount of Adrilankha
Author(s): Steven Brust
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July 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Paths of the Dead: Book One of the Viscount of Adrilankha
Author(s): Steven Brust
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Kindle Editions

August 2003 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Paths of the Dead: Book One of the Viscount of Adrilankha
Author(s): Steven Brust
Publisher: Tor Books
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