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Prophets of the Ghost Ants

(2011)
(The first book in the Antasy series)
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Both familiar and fantastic, Clark T. Carlton's Prophets of the Ghost Ants explores a world in which food, weapons, clothing, art - even religious beliefs - are derived from Humankind's profound intertwining with the insect world.

In a savage landscape where humans have evolved to the size of insects, they cannot hope to dominate. Ceaselessly, humans are stalked by night wasps, lair spiders, and marauder fleas. And just as sinister, men are still men. Corrupt elites ruthlessly enforce a rigid caste system. Duplicitous clergymen and power-mongering royalty wage pointless wars for their own glory. Fantasies of a better life and a better world serve only to torment those who dare to dream.

One so tormented is a half-breed slave named Anand, a dung-collector who has known nothing but squalor and abuse. Anand wants to lead his people against a genocidal army who fight atop fearsome, translucent Ghost Ants. But to his horror, Anand learns this merciless enemy is led by someone from his own family: a religious zealot bent on the conversion of all non-believers . . . or their extermination.

A mix of Adrian Tchaikovsky's Shadow of the Apt,

Katherine Addison's The Goblin Emperor,

and Phillip Pullman's Golden Compass,

this is a powerful new addition to the genre.

Genre: Science Fiction

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Used availability for Clark Thomas Carlton's Prophets of the Ghost Ants

Paperback Editions

January 2017 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Prophets of the Ghost Ants (The Antasy Series)
Author(s): Clark Thomas Carlton
ISBN: 0-06-242975-2 / 978-0-06-242975-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Voyager Impulse
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


May 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Prophets of the Ghost Ants
Author(s): Clark Thomas Carlton
ISBN: 1-4609-4904-8 / 978-1-4609-4904-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

December 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Prophets of the Ghost Ants (The Antasy Series Book 1)
Author(s): Clark Thomas Carlton
Publisher: Harper Voyager Impulse
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA