White Crow
Avg rating 4.00
4.00 stars
Give rating
star1
star2
star3
star4
star5
star6
star7
star8
star9
star10

Ratings (1)
Statistics

White Crow

by Mary Gentle
Release date: 2003
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fiction, fantasy, alternate history, collection

An omnibus edition of Rats and Gargoyles, The Architecture of Desire and Left to His Own Devices.

The White Crow, one-time Soldier-Scholar of the Invisible College and a practioner of Hermetic science and magic, and Baltazar Casaubon, architect and lover, a man not too particular about his personal hygiene, are two of Mary Gentle's finest creations. The worlds they stride across range from the Renaissance city where aristocratic rats rule the human servant class, to a near-future London where chaos is come again. They are two of the most powerful players in the games of magic and politics, and the most colourful.

This volume brings together three brilliantly imaginative, powerful and disturbing tales – Rats and Gargoyles, The Architecture of Desire and Left to His Own Devices – and the linked short fiction and confirms Mary Gentle as one of the foremost writers of dark and visionary fantasy.

(updated 2017-01-18)

Other books you might like

DeparturesThe Man from the Diogenes ClubThe Man From the Diogenes ClubCounting Up, Counting DownNot Before Sundown
Online 21 visitors
Newest member: Lauri Ylä-Anttila
Total members: 5136