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The Iron Khan

(2010)
(The fifth book in the Detective Inspector Chen series)
A novel by

 
 
Being considered a friend to the Emperor of Heaven has its drawbacks - especially when you're Detective Inspector Chen and the Emperor needs assistance in finding the Book; an escaped, self-aware magical artifact with the power to alter the world. Tasked with retrieving the Book before it can alter reality, Chen crosses paths with his former partner, Zhu Irzh, who is in hot pursuit of the Iron Khan, an evil, homicidal immortal intent on conquering Asia by any means. While Chen and Zhu are otherwise occupied, Inari - Chen's demon wife - is whisked away by forces intent on revenge against Chen and ultimately, the Emperor of Heaven. The fantastical deserts of Western China and a mythical city of wonders serve as a backdrop for Chen, Zhu Irzh and Zhu's lover, Jhai Tserai, as they wage an intense, personal war to prevent their world suffering from a cataclysmic destruction. Liz Williams delivers an exotic tapestry of unique urban fantasy - rich with Asian mythology and interesting, fully-formed characters. From the quirky inclusion of a taciturn badger teapot, to the luxurious descriptions of Singapore Three, Williams crafts a solid and fantastical world like no other writer in the fantasy genre. Strong storytelling and unexpected plot twists are guaranteed to keep the reader intrigued - and longing for more.

Genre: Urban Fantasy

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Used availability for Liz Williams's The Iron Khan

Hardback Editions

January 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Iron Khan (Detective Inspector Chen)
Author(s): Liz Williams
ISBN: 1-4804-8110-6 / 978-1-4804-8110-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


April 2010 : USA Hardback

Title: The Iron Khan
Author(s): Liz Williams,Jon Foster,Jon (CON) Foster
ISBN: 1-59780-164-X / 978-1-59780-164-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Diamond Comic Distributors
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Paperback Editions

September 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Iron Khan (The Detective Inspector Chen Novels (5))
Author(s): Liz Williams
ISBN: 1-4804-3822-7 / 978-1-4804-3822-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


January 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Iron Khan: A Detective Inspector Chen Novel
Author(s): Liz Williams, Marty Halpern, Amanda Pillar
ISBN: 1-4564-0916-6 / 978-1-4564-0916-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

September 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Iron Khan (The Detective Inspector Chen Novels Book 5)
Author(s): Liz Williams
Publisher: Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU