Point of Dreams

Point of Dreams

Book - 2001 | 1st ed.
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Baker & Taylor
The death of an actor in the late Renaissance city of Astreiant prompts pointsman Nicholas Rath to investigate.

McMillan Palgrave
The city of Astreiant has gone crazy with enthusiasm for a new play, The Drowned Island, a lurid farrago of melodrama and innuendo. Pointsman Nicolas Rathe is not amused, however, at a real dead body on stage and must investigate. A string of murders follow, perhaps related to the politically important masque that is to play on that same stage. Rathe must once again recruit the help of his soldier lover, Philip Eslingen, whose knowledge of actors and the stage, and of the depths of human perversity and violence, blends well with Rathe's own hard-won experience with human greed and magical mayhem.

Their task is complicated by the season, for it is the time of year when the spirits of the dead haunt the city and influence everyone, and also by the change in their relationship when the loss of Philip's job forces him to move in with Nicolas. Mystery, political intrigue, floral magic, astrology, and romance--both theatrical and personal-- combine to make this a compelling read.


Holtzbrinck
The city of Astreiant has gone crazy with enthusiasm for a new play, The Drowned Island, a lurid farrago of melodrama and innuendo. Pointsman Nicolas Rathe is not amused, however, at a real dead body on stage and must investigate. A string of murders follow, perhaps related to the politically important masque that is to play on that same stage. Rathe must once again recruit the help of his soldier lover, Philip Eslingen, whose knowledge of actors and the stage, and of the depths of human perversity and violence, blends well with Rathe's own hard-won experience with human greed and magical mayhem.

Their task is complicated by the season, for it is the time of year when the spirits of the dead haunt the city and influence everyone, and also by the change in their relationship when the loss of Philip's job forces him to move in with Nicolas. Mystery, political intrigue, floral magic, astrology, and romance--both theatrical and personal-- combine to make this a compelling read.


Blackwell North Amer
This sequel to Point Hopes is set in the same detailed, late-Renaissance world where magic works, where astrologers and necromancers are the pundits and powerbrokers. Once again it features Pointsman Nicolas Rathe, who functions as a sort of policeman and who ends up with a magical mystery to solve. The city of Astreiant has gone crazy with enthusiasm for a new play, The Drowned Island, a lurid farrago of melodrama and innuendo. Rathe is not amused, however, at a real dead body on stage and must investigate. This is much complicated by the time of year: The ghosts of the dead appear and linger, and though they cannot speak, their presence and appearance influence everyone.

Baker
& Taylor

In the sequel to Point of Hopes, the death of an actor in the late Renaissance city of Astreiant prompts pointsman Nicholas Rath to investigate. 10,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Tor, 2001.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312867829
0312867824
Characteristics: 352 p. ; 22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Barnett, Lisa A.

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Nov 11, 2010

A fantastic book about swash bucking and crime fighting, with a little bit of love involved. Great characters and good plot.

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