By Caleb Carr
"A sprawling delusion saga . . . Caleb Carr boldly is going the place he's by no means long past before."--USA Today
Legend meets background during this enthralling novel from no 1 New York Times bestselling writer Caleb Carr. Demonstrating the wealthy storytelling, skillful plotting, and intensity of analysis he showcased in The Alienist, Carr has written a wildly ingenious, genre-bending saga that redefines the limits of literature.
Some years in the past, a impressive manuscript lengthy rumored to exist was once stumbled on: The Legend of damaged. It tells of a filthy rich citadel urban the place order reigns on the aspect of a sword--even as scheming factions secretly vie for keep an eye on of the encircling state. in the meantime, open air the city's granite partitions, an industrious tribe of exiles often called the Bane forages for sustenance within the wilds of Davon Wood.
At each flip, the lives of Broken's defenders and its would-be destroyers intertwine: Sixt Arnem, the commonly revered and honorable head of the kingdom's strong military, grapples along with his moral sense and newfound obligations amid rumors of approaching conflict. Lord Baster-kin, grasp of the Merchants' Council, struggles to take care of the beauty of his nation while he pursues vainglorious goals of energy. And Keera, a talented woman tracker of the Bane tribe, embarks on a dangerous trip to save lots of her humans, enlisting the help of the infamous and tremendous thinker Caliphestros. jointly, they desire to distinctive a ruinous revenge on damaged, ushering in an afternoon of reckoning while the amazing partitions can be breached ceaselessly in a triumph of technological know-how over superstition.
Breathtakingly profound and compulsively readable, Caleb Carr's long-awaited new e-book is an action-packed, multicharacter epic of a medieval conflict of cultures--in which new gods collide with outdated, technology defies all expectation, and advantage is available in many guises. Brimming with experience and narrative invention, The Legend of damaged is a thrilling and enchanting masterwork.
Praise for The Legend of Broken
"An very good and outdated leisure . . . The Legend of Broken seamlessly blends epic event with critical examine and asks questions that women and men grappled with in the dead of night a long time and nonetheless do today."--The Washington Post
"[A] gigantic attempt . . . a myth epic . . . intended as an allegory, a cautionary story for our precarious instances. To make his issues, Carr has summoned a dream group of squaddies, wizards, and tiny woodland folk."--The manhattan occasions ebook Review
"Carr retains the motion hurtling besides a gradual nutrition of ugly murders and political betrayals. And he sincerely desires sleek readers to determine whatever in their personal global within the political corruption and greed that finally doom Broken."--The Boston Globe
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Als er sich umdrehte, stand da, wo eben noch Andrusch gestanden hatte, ein feister Ochsenrotbunt, mit glattem Fell, der ihn freundlich anglotzte. « sagte Krabat und rieb sich die Augen. Tonda war plötzlich auch weg. An seinem Platz stand ein altes wendisches Bäuerlein, Bastschuhe an den Füßen, die Leinenhosen vom Knöchel aufwärts mit Riemen verschnürt, einen Strick um den Kittel, die Mütze speckig, den Pelzrand kahl gewetzt. « sagte Krabat zum zweiten Mal; da klopfte ihm wer auf die Schulter und lachte.
Die Burschen brachten sie schubkarrenweise zum Wagen, wo Juro sie auf das Fuhrwerk umpackte. « und die Ochsen zockelten los, gemächlich der Mühle zu. - 63 - Die Zeit bis zu Juros Rückkehr verwendeten Tonda, Staschko und Krabat darauf, den im Sommer gestochenen Torf in den Schuppen zu bringen und einzuschließen. Sie brauchten sich nicht zu beeilen damit und das brachte den Jungen auf einen Gedanken. Er fragte den Altgesellen und Staschko, ob sie es ihm erlauben würden, für kurze Zeit wegzugehen.
Er lauschte nur - lauschte zum Dorf hinüber und war wie verzaubert. Tonda schob einen Ast in die Glut. »Ich hatte ein Mädchen lieb«, sagte er. »Worschula war ihr Name. Nun liegt sie seit einem halben Jahr auf dem Friedhof von Seidewinkel: ich hab ihr kein Glück gebracht. - Du mußt wissen, daß keiner von uns auf der Mühle den Mädchen Glück bringt. Ich weiß nicht, woran das liegt und ich will dir auch keine Angst machen. Solltest du aber jemals ein Mädchen lieb haben, Krabat, dann laß dir's nicht anmerken.