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Soleri

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
The first in a new epic fantasy series inspired by ancient Egyptian history and King Lear

The ruling family of the Soleri Empire has been in power longer than even the calendars that stretch back 2,826 years. Those records tell a history of conquest and domination by a people descended from gods, older than anything in the known world. No living person has seen them for centuries, yet their grip on their four subjugate kingdoms remains tighter than ever.

On the day of the annual eclipse, the Harkan king, Arko-Hark Wadi, sets off on a hunt and shirks his duty rather than bow to the emperor. Ren, his son and heir, is a prisoner in the capital, while his daughters struggle against their own chains. Merit, the eldest, has found a way to stand against imperial law and marry the man she desires, but needs her sister's help, and Kepi has her own ideas.

Meanwhile, Sarra Amunet, Mother Priestess of the sun god's cult, holds the keys to the end of an empire and a past betrayal that could shatter her family.

Detailed and historical, vast in scope and intricate in conception, Soleri bristles with primal magic and unexpected violence. It is a world of ancient and elaborate rites, of unseen power and kingdoms ravaged by war, where victory comes with a price, and every truth conceals a deeper secret.

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Prepare to be ensnared in a web of ruthless politics and unbridled ambition, where even the authority of the emperor may be based on an ancient deception." - Cinda Williams Chima

"Utterly Epic." - Lev Grossman


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Used availability for Michael Johnston's Soleri

Hardback Editions

June 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Soleri: A Novel
Author(s): Michael Johnston
ISBN: 0-7653-8648-8 / 978-0-7653-8648-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

October 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Soleri
Author(s): Michael Johnston
Publisher: Recorded Books
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October 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Soleri
Author(s): Michael Johnston
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

June 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Soleri
Author(s): Michael Johnston
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA