The Scarab Path (Shadows of the Apt #5) by Adrian Tchaikovsky 9.00   1

The fifth novel in the thrilling Shadows of the Apt series following on from Empire in Black and Gold, Dragonfly Falling, Blood of the Mantis and Salute the Dark.

The war with the Wasp Empire has ended in a bitter stalemate, and Collegium has nothing to show for it but wounded veterans. Cheerwell Maker finds herself crippled in ways no doctor can mend, haunted by ghosts of the past that she cannot appease, seeking for meaning in a city that no longer seems like home.

The Empress Seda is regaining control over those imperial cities who refused to bow the knee to her, but she draws her power from something more sinister than mere armies and war machines. Only her consort, the former spymaster Thalric, knows the truth, and now the assassins are coming and he finds his life and his loyalties under threat yet again.

Out past the desert of the Nem the ancient city of Khanaphes awaits them both, with a terrible secret entombed beneath its stones...

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Release date August 2, 2010
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Shadows of the Apt

Series contains 10 primary works and has 10 total works.

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