A Storm of Wings (The Tales of Viriconium, #2)
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A Storm of Wings

by M. John Harrison
Release date: 1980
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: science fiction, fantasy

British Fantasy Award nominee 1981.

IN THE WASTELANDS OF A FUTURE WORLD, THE PASTEL CITY STRUGGLES IN THE GRIP OF THE SIGN OF THE LOCUST...

Viriconium: The Pastel City was the last bastion of the civilized world where Queen Methvet Nian ruled supreme. Now she watched, helpless, as the Time of the Locust became a monstrous reality, turning the inhabitants into hideous, mindless insects.

Cellur, the Bird Lord, emerged from his underground exile, the first to respond to the call. Soon he was joined by Tomb, the Iron Dwarf, and the first of the Reborn Men, Alstath Fulthor. They journeyed to the desolate plains of the North in search of the evil's source, only to encounter a paralysing menace that threatened to destroy their very minds...

A STORM OF WINGS is the new novel in the "Viriconium" sequence – a brilliant tour-de-force of fantasy fiction by one of the most strikingly original talents on the contemporary scene.

"Harrison's writing is excellent." – Michael Moorcock

(updated 2011-12-31)

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