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Portal of a Thousand Worlds

(2017)
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The looming threat of a once-in-a-millennium magical event sends nineteenth-century China into violent chaos in this epic alternate-history fantasy.

Author of the Seventh Sword series Dave Duncan transports us to Imperial China in an alternate nineteenth century - an Asian epoch not unlike the Boxer Rebellion era - with a spellbinding tale of rebellion, political intrigue, larceny, seduction, shape-shifting, dark magic, and murder. These are troubled years in the Good Land.

Ten centuries have passed since the last time the Portal of a Thousand Worlds opened, bringing chaos, upheaval, and radical change to the then-ruling dynasty, and now the mystical gateway is rumored to be on the verge of opening once more. Only the Firstborn - he who has been reincarnated through countless generations and remembers all he has ever learned - knows what the future holds, but he has been imprisoned for refusing to comply with a repressive imperial government's wishes.

Now, those hoping to seize the opportunity for wealth and position are hatching sinister plots. And as the cold-hearted dowager empress closely guards a fateful secret, and a rebel army led by a fanatical zealot gathers strength under the Bamboo Banner, the cataclysm approaches. . . .

The recipient of two Aurora Awards and numerous Locus and Endeavour Award nominations, Dave Duncan is an acknowledged master of sword-and-sorcery adventure on par with George R. R. Martin of Game of Thrones fame. A sprawling epic with a colorful cast of royals, thieves, prostitutes, gods, warriors, dragons, assassins, merchants, and mages set against the backdrop of a volatile alternate Asia, Portal of a Thousand Worlds is a magnificent work of invention from one of the premier fantasists of our day.

Genre: Fantasy
 
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Paperback Editions

February 2017 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Portal of a Thousand Worlds
Author(s): Dave Duncan
ISBN: 1-5040-3875-4 / 978-1-5040-3875-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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Kindle Editions

February 2017 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Portal of a Thousand Worlds
Author(s): Dave Duncan
Publisher: Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy
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