Scar Night

Scar Night

Book - 2007
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Suspended by chains over a seemingly bottomless abyss, the ancient city of Deepgate is home to a young angel, an assassin, and a psychotic murderer hungry for revenge--or redemption. But soon a shocking betrayal will unite all three in a desperate quest....

The last of his line, Dill is descended from legendary Battle-archons who once defended the city. Forbidden to fly and untrained even to wield the great sword inherited from his forebears, he has become a figurehead for a dying tradition. Now he lives a sheltered existence in one of Deepgate's crumbling temple spires under the watchful eye of the Presbyter who rules the city.

Spine assassin Rachel Hael has better things to do than oversee the Presbyter's angel. Each dark moon she must fight for her life among the city chains, hunting an immortal predator with a taste for blood.

But when a traitor brings enemies to Deepgate's doorstep, Dill and Rachel are forced into an uneasy alliance with the city's oldest and most dangerous foe. They must journey down into the uncharted chasm to save their sprawling metropolis--and themselves--from annihilation. Once they descend however, they learn that what lies below is far more sinister than what they've been taught to expect.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Dell, 2007.
ISBN: 9780553384161
Characteristics: viii, 421 p. ;,24 cm.


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Sep 06, 2010

Loved it.
Basic theme and concept is brilliant and draws you into the story.

The beginning is a bit puzzling until the pieces start falling into place. Middle does slow a bit, but much is revealed to the careful reader. Latter part delves back into the action.

Looking forward to the rest in the series.

Dec 17, 2009

The book feels like a first book - the author is trying to squeeze in more ideas than necessary, but it still works.

The setting is fun. Although it drags a little bit in the middle, it picks up at the end.

If I have any complaint, it's that the rest of the series (particularly God of Clocks) didn't live up to the promise of this book.


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