Bone and Jewel Creatures

by Elizabeth Bear
Bone and Jewel Creatures - Elizabeth Bear 7.00   1

A novella. Cover art by Maurizio Manzieri.

World Fantasy Award nominee 2011, Locus Award nominee 2011.

Dark magic is afoot in the City of Jackals...

Eighty years Bijou the Artificer has been a Wizard of Messaline, building her servants from precious scraps, living with the memory of a great love that betrayed her. She is ready to rest.

But now her former apprentice, Brazen the Enchanter, has brought her a speechless feral child poisoned by a sorcerous infection. Now, Messaline is swept by a mysterious plague. Now the seeping corpses of the dead stalk the streets.

Now, finally, Bijou's old nemesis – Bijou's old love – Kaulas the Necromancer is unleashing a reeking half-death on Bijou's people. And only Bijou and her creatures wrought of bone and jewels can save the City of Jackals from his final revenge.


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Release date April 2010
Details updated August 29, 2022

The Eternal Sky :: Series

Series contains 3 primary works and has 5 total works.

Once, one hundred moons rose every evening with Mother Night across the Eternal Sky. Once there were one hundred sons and grandsons of the Great Khagan who ruled the Steppes from one edge of the world to the other.  Now, the flame of civil war is burning, and Temur’s iron moon is one of only a handful remaining in the Eternal Sky. All the empires of the Celedon Highway have erupted into war, from Messaline to Song,  and there is a hidden hand at work.  Can a grandson of the Great Khagan and a Wizard of Tsarepheth bring about evil’s defeat?

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