By Menna Van Praag
A magical debut approximately an enchanted apartment that gives shelter to girls of their time of need
Distraught that her educational profession has stalled, Alba is jogging via her fatherland of Cambridge, England, while she unearths herself in entrance of a home she's by no means obvious sooner than, eleven desire highway. a stunning older girl named Peggy greets her and invitations her to stick, at the house's traditional stipulations: she has ninety-nine nights to show her lifestyles round. With not anything left to lose, Alba takes an opportunity and strikes in.
She quickly discovers that this can be no usual condominium. prior citizens have incorporated Virginia Woolf and Dorothy Parker, who, after receiving the help they wanted, hung round to aid newcomers—literally, in conversing pictures at the wall. As she escapes into this new global, Alba starts off a trip that might heal her wounds—and even perhaps store her life.
jam-packed with a colourful and unforgettable forged of literary figures, The apartment on the finish of wish Street is a captivating, whimsical novel of desire and female knowledge that's absolute to attract fanatics of Jasper Fforde and particularly Sarah Addison Allen.
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Xalyth: drow female F7; AC 4 (drow chainmail +1); MV 12; 44 hp; #AT 3/2 rounds; Dmg by weapon (1d8: long sword or sword of dancing; 1d4: dagger; 1-3: hand crossbow bolts, 60-yard range, save vs. poison at -4 or sleep for 2d4 hours, 2 bows and 33 bolts carried); THAC0 14; S 15, D 14, C 16,I 18, W 17, CH 16; spell use (innate drow powers); CE. Not A Lady Xalyth rose from humble origins (as a child, she emptied chamberpotsby handonto her fathers dung-cart, to be taken to the fungus-farm fields) to dominate gem-dealing (and under-the-table fencing of stolen goods) in Menzoberranzan.
They turn to the moneylenders, who also act as moneychangers for outsiders. Menzoberranyr accept all surface coinages, but prefer metal or gems of intrinsic value. A drow is happier with silver or gold coins than copper pieces, because the metal can be melted and reshaped for use where the coinage is not honored. The moneylenders of Menzoberranzan also deal in trade bars, rare shells, the jarred and jellied eyeballs used by some mind flayers, all known types of gems, perfumes, and even rare foods and plants.
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